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Gtx 250 worth it on a 720 p monitor

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September 8, 2010 10:54:30 PM

My friend told me that if i have a 720 p monitor a gts 250 will be overdoing it. my goal is to play most games on ultra, so is a gts 250 over doing it for a 720 p monitor and if is what graphics card can i get to play most game on ultra
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September 8, 2010 10:58:10 PM

Isn't 720p just 1280×720, that is rediculously low, a GTS250 will be fine on it...
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September 8, 2010 10:59:32 PM

For 1280*720, the GTS250 should even max out Crysis.
A HD5670 would be fine even.
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September 8, 2010 11:03:18 PM

Well i got 1360-768 i know the gts 250 will be fine but can i downgrade and save some money and get the same result and if i downgrade what to.
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September 8, 2010 11:03:20 PM

your friend is a dork. Thats a good match. You dont want anything lower than a gts250 if you want any kind of future proofing for your gaming system. I would opt for an ati 5750 for roughly the same price though, its a bit faster in most games, supports dx11 and uses less power. I think when it comes to gfx cards, you always want to over-do it a little bit so they dont become outdated so quickly.
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September 8, 2010 11:15:33 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
your friend is a dork. Thats a good match. You dont want anything lower than a gts250 if you want any kind of future proofing for your gaming system. I would opt for an ati 5750 for roughly the same price though, its a bit faster in most games, supports dx11 and uses less power. I think when it comes to gfx cards, you always want to over-do it a little bit so they dont become outdated so quickly.

Its like throwing a HD5870 for 1080P, nice but overkill.

For even 1366*768, the 5670 is a nice choice, will yield at least 30+ fps for even the latest games, after all he can always upgrade. Though for the money, the 4850 seems great , its more or less the same price as the 5670 for 5750 like performance.
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September 8, 2010 11:16:08 PM

I got a 1360-768 720p monitor, i want to be able to play most games on ultra but dont want to spend much, my budget is 130$for a graphics card. I was thinking the gts 250 but i dont think my power supply can handle it any one can give me some graphics card that can run most games on ultra that are in my budget.
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September 8, 2010 11:16:54 PM

What is your PSU? Model and brand please.
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September 8, 2010 11:20:25 PM

I got intel dual core 2.66 ghz, not amazing i know but decent enough for most games,
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September 8, 2010 11:21:28 PM

Size of your power supply was the question.
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September 8, 2010 11:22:46 PM

lol wasnt paying attention, one sec i frogot i need to open my pc up and check.
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September 8, 2010 11:30:24 PM

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  • Which graphics card should i get?
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    September 9, 2010 12:10:57 AM

    Wow didnt think it was that bad i only got a 250 watt powersupply unit
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    September 9, 2010 12:13:00 AM

    The best you can do is a 5670, and even that is probably pushing it depending on the specs of the PSU.

    What is your budget? Maybe we can help you get a PSU and GPU combo.
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    September 9, 2010 12:29:48 AM

    I'd recommend this is you NEED a graphics card now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Otherwise save up till you have a little more cash.

    Running anything on a 250w PSU is iffy, I know you can get lucky and a GT240/5670 can work, but its not a very good permanent solution.
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    September 9, 2010 1:29:56 AM

    You're friend is an idiot.
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    September 9, 2010 2:42:07 AM

    well the gts250 will not run on that PSU, so thats out of the question. What you need is a decent brand 400w psu to run that. It maybe best to save your pennies and get a new PSU and GFX card. something like this -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is needed. With that you will be able to run most mid range graphics cards.
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