Which graphics card would be better?

I am planning on buying a graphics card and cant decide between a GeForce GT 240 1 GB DDR3 or a Radeon HD 5450. which one is better?
i'm planning to use them for gaming such as empire total war.
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  1. Between those two, the GT 240 is by FAR better. What does the rest of your system look like? What is your budget. There may be far better options for you.
  2. this is my computer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103267 and my budget is about 100 dollars.
  3. From what I'm seeing your computer comes with a 220w power supply which is quite poor. You may be able to run an HD5570 on it but I couldn't say for sure. You would be best off replacing it. What is the native resolution of your monitor?
  4. my monitor resolution is 1440x900
  5. Can you spend a bit more for a new PSU as well? This card for $100 would be fantastic for your resolution;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127495
    It also has a $30 rebate.
    This power supply is one of the best brands you can buy and can handle that card easily;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139017
    After the rebates the total is $112 shipped.
  6. That looks like a small form factor PC that will only take low profile card with very little space around the slot in top of the case. A HD5570 like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875 would fit the bill.
  7. Ah, didn't notice that. Yeah, an HD5570 is going to be your best choice then. Might be pushing that PSU more than is optimal but it will probably be ok.
  8. I'd still recommend the Power Supply upgrade along with the 5570 on the basis of future-proofing, The Corsair PSU isn't the best out there, but atleast you will have SOME options when upgrading in future.
  9. decode said:
    I'd still recommend the Power Supply upgrade along with the 5570 on the basis of future-proofing, The Corsair PSU isn't the best out there, but atleast you will have SOME options when upgrading in future.

    That Corsair will not fit in the case.
  10. Jesus, forgot about that, will find another.
  11. This is what is in there now http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.asp?ic=CSPLOPS52210622 looks like an mini ITX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104073 but can not find the dimensions.
  12. It seems that if you search 'Mini itx power supply' via newegg.com the biggest PSU they can supply is 300W, might be able to get those graphics cards to work with this amount(although sfaik the recommend will be around the 350~400w mark)
  13. An HD5670 would be alright on a 300w.
  14. From the pics it doesn't look like the stock PSU is removed that easily. You have to watch it with replacing those units they are not all universal.

    I say the most you can do is a 5570.
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