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September 6, 2010 2:03:04 PM

Hello,

I have recently lost my POV 8600gt. It just stopped working. I can't get it replaced as my warranty period is over,so I need to buy a new card. My pc config is as follows:

CPU: intel dualcore e2140 (1.6 ghz,800mhz FSB)
RAM: 2 gb ddr2
Mobo: Asus P5G-MX (945GC)
PSU: 500W (with 28A on +12V rail)
HDD: 80Gb ATA
Monitor: 17" CRT (resolution 1280 x 1024)

As my PSU came with the ATX it does not come with extra 6pin connectors, so I can at most club together two molex cables to from one 6pin.

I have played Crysis,Crysis Warhead,Mass Effect,Mass Effect 2,Fallout 3,NFS Undercover,COD MW,COD WAW,COD MW2,Assassin Creed,Assassin Creed2,Dead Space,etc at medium or high setting's.

Please suggest a card I can use with this cpu so that it doesn't bottleneck. As for overclocking my mobo doesn't allow it.

I live in India so I won't be able to use the offers on newegg.

Thanks

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a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2010 2:06:17 PM

For a 17 inch monitor you can get HD5670 at 6k.

Brand of the PSU and budget?
September 6, 2010 2:09:54 PM

Looking at your configuration I would say a safe bet as far as nvidia cards go would either be a 250 gt or a 9800 gt. As for ati cards I am sure their are plenty of other here who can tell you the best I'm just not as familiar with them
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September 6, 2010 2:29:06 PM

Will HD5670 be able to give the same performance as my 8600gt? As most websites rate it as low performance card.

Will gts 250 be a good card for me??

a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 6, 2010 2:29:27 PM

Even HD4670 would be a upgrade.
a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 6, 2010 2:30:16 PM

crzy_k13 said:
Will HD5670 be able to give the same performance as my 8600gt? As most websites rate it as low performance card.

Will gts 250 be a good card for me??

GTS250 would be a massive upgrade.
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2010 2:56:48 PM

GTS250 would be overkill for a 17 inch monitor. At max 17 inchers are good for doing 1024x768. At that resolution a low end card is enough to max to out most games. If you are upgrading your monitor then i guess, you can look for other options. But the main question is what is your brand and rating of PSU and budget.
a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 6, 2010 3:04:52 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
GTS250 would be overkill for a 17 inch monitor. At max 17 inchers are good for doing 1024x768. At that resolution a low end card is enough to max to out most games. If you are upgrading your monitor then i guess, you can look for other options. But the main question is what is your brand and rating of PSU and budget.

I have an old 17" LCD that does 1280x1024 (he has a CRT which he might be able to go higher on). Even at that resolution a HD5670 or 9800GT is plenty.
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2010 3:17:50 PM

^^Yeah! I just mentioned the default traditional 17 inch resolution! :) 
September 6, 2010 6:19:36 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
GTS250 would be overkill for a 17 inch monitor. At max 17 inchers are good for doing 1024x768. At that resolution a low end card is enough to max to out most games. If you are upgrading your monitor then i guess, you can look for other options. But the main question is what is your brand and rating of PSU and budget.


thanks for your input. My PSU is generic.It is called solitaire powerzen 500.

i am listing the details as seen on the side panel of the PSU.

DC Output Rating

+5V 20A -5V Nil
+12V 28A -12V 0.6A
+3.3V 20A +5VSB 3A


Hope this helps. This link will take you to the website of the company .

Thanks again.
September 6, 2010 6:49:23 PM

Which one do you guys think is the better one 9800gt OR hd5670 with regard to performance?

Found this comparison of the two.

Can you please explain whether more memory bandwidth or more pixel & texture fill rate is better.

Thanks
a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 8:24:19 AM

I would say 5670, simply because its newer tech. Save the cash and get a better PSU. That would more of an upgrade rather getting a GTS250.

A Corsair VX450W is available at 3600 INR now.
a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 11:08:33 AM

Considering CPU bottlenecks and power supply, the 5670 is the most powerful card that you can have for your current system.
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