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September 9, 2010 9:32:12 PM

hello friends,
i have a core2duo E7500 2.98ghz, 320gigs of hdd, 2gb of RAM and inbuilt intel display accelerator.I am a gaming freak and plays a lot of games all the time.
now my problem is i want a graphic card which has a good life span(3-4years) and doesn't heats up very quickly or which can run continuously for 10-12hrs.and i budget is around 100$-120$.and performance wise also it should be good.
but mainly i want a long life graphic card.
i read some articles on tomshardware also, but ATI HD raedon 4850 and nvidia 9600gt both have heating probs.
please help me get a cost worthy and long life card.....
mostly long life...

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September 9, 2010 9:41:53 PM

i also wanted to play cod , nfs shift, mafia II and burnout paradise and games like that.....help fast
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a c 235 U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 9:47:53 PM

you won't get a 3-4 year card at $120, you will just get the best card $120 can buy.

the ATI 5750 is at your price point, supports DX11, and runs fairly cool.
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September 9, 2010 9:54:55 PM

alright let see, i can manage upto 200$ now can i get some long term stuff.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 9:57:10 PM

at about $150 - the ATI 5770 1GB

at about $200 - the Nvidia GTX 460 768mb

make sure your PSU can handle any video card you choose
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September 9, 2010 9:57:16 PM

ok let's remove the cost limit. i just want a better life span card.
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September 9, 2010 10:00:09 PM

some of my frnds told me that ATI cards have less life then Nvidia. IS that true?
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September 9, 2010 10:02:57 PM

wiz_yashas said:
some of my frnds told me that ATI cards have less life then Nvidia. IS that true?


no. every card is different. ATI makes some good ones and some crap ones as does Nvidia. The list linked above will help you choose the right one.
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September 9, 2010 10:03:08 PM

mostly all cards are classified on there performance but wat about there durability and control at high load?
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September 9, 2010 10:06:10 PM

A frnd of mine is using a nvidia 9600gt and has an extra fan installed for the card.but still he is getting heating probs and he can't use the card continuously for about 4hrs.
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September 9, 2010 10:10:23 PM

wiz_yashas said:
some of my frnds told me that ATI cards have less life then Nvidia. IS that true?


I only know some nvida card has life time warranty. Do you plan upgrade your OS someday to support DX11? if so, GTX 460 is your choice
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a c 235 U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 10:10:47 PM

the 9600GT actually ran pretty cool, i owned one and never had a heat issue with it. the temps where often rather low for most gaming cards. I can't comment on your friends card since many things can increase a cards temp from poor case air flow, a loose HSF, a bad card, etc., and simply stating the card runs hot is not enough info.
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September 9, 2010 10:11:02 PM

At last which one i should choose in these two" Radeon HD 4850 1 GB "or " GeForce GTS 250 1 GB"?
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September 9, 2010 10:11:38 PM

wiz_yashas said:
mostly all cards are classified on there performance but wat about there durability and control at high load?


the cards I listed all (ATI 5750,5770, Nvidia GTX 460) run cool even at high loads.
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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 10:12:37 PM

Temps wise, the HD5750, 5770 and GTX460 are all cool running cards, much better than the 9XXX and 4XXX cards and they wont likely to crap out even if you load then for 10+ hours daily.

If by "lasting 3-4" years you mean not frying/breaking either one out of the 3 is fine. What ct meant by "lasting 3-4 years" is a card that will still perform adequately for games then, which would have to be a top-of-the-line one.

However, maintaining a clean system with nice airflow is also an crucial part.
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September 9, 2010 10:13:45 PM

most of this cards come with 3 yrs+ warranty and some lifetime warranties that means that if your card broke down or failed after a year or 2, you can have it fixed or replaced free of charge so dont worry about this stuff much.
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September 9, 2010 10:14:46 PM

and do i need some extra coolin fans and stuff?
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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 10:16:15 PM

It depends on what parts you use.
What is the system the cards going into? (CPU, Mobo, Case)
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September 9, 2010 10:17:37 PM

so i should go for HD 5750.
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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 10:18:39 PM

Over the 4850/GTS250? Yes.
However if you can wait, the HD6XXX and GTS450 are both coming out in 2 months.
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September 9, 2010 10:21:35 PM

gigabyte mobo G31M-ES2L, actually its not pure gaming meant mobo, ATX cabinet, intel core2duo 2.98ghz , 2gb ram. dual fans etc. i don't know about smps.
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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2010 10:25:23 PM

What case is it? Where are the fans at?
Check the PSU first however, to see if the cans can run first.
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September 9, 2010 10:34:16 PM

what resolution do you play at, at 1440x900, anything above ATI 5770 doesnt make much sense for example, about fans most gaming cards come with fans built on them, but good airflow in the case is very important.

also like timop said before you make any decision check your PSU first to see if you can run those cards, also stay away from no name PSUs they are trash and from experience they dont do well for cards that draw high power they blow my board lol
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September 9, 2010 10:37:02 PM

how is ATI Radeon HD 5670
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September 9, 2010 10:37:43 PM

sorry!!! i play at 1600*900
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September 9, 2010 10:39:27 PM

the ati 5770 will fit you real great for a few years to come on your resolution much better than all the other cards on this price point and with dx11 so it has future proof and its power draw and temp is real low
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September 9, 2010 10:39:48 PM

dude i called my retailer and he told me that my psu can't take more then 9600gt.
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September 9, 2010 10:45:15 PM

propably because it doesnt have any 6 pins connectors, the 9600GT is honestly a very outdated card, my advice to you is to upgrade your PSU, they arent that expensive and will allow you to use much powerful cards which wont hold you back, its your call.

answering your question,the ATI 5670 is a good card at your res
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September 9, 2010 10:47:27 PM

smile9999 said:
propably because it doesnt have any 6 pins connectors, the 9600GT is honestly a very outdated card, my advice to you is to upgrade your PSU, they arent that expensive and will allow you to use much powerful cards which wont hold you back, its your call.

answering your question,the ATI 5670 is a good card at your res

Theres a thing called molex->6-pin adapter..
Considering how the 5750 is only $20 more, Id get that for the sake of a better GPU.
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September 9, 2010 11:10:33 PM

I know about the molex to 6 pin adapter but I dont think they are very reliable, its all up to you really, but till now you didnt really say how much watt you have on your PSU or even how much amp there is on the 12 volt rail, this things matter and really easy to look for, they will be on a sticker on the PSU.
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September 9, 2010 11:11:29 PM

smile9999 said:
I know about the molex to 6 pin adapter but I dont think they are very reliable, its all up to you really, but till now you didnt really say how much watt you have on your PSU or even how much amp there is on the 12 volt rail, this things matter and really easy to look for, they will be on a sticker on the PSU.

How is it unreliable? Its cooper wires with a plastic cover.
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September 9, 2010 11:28:23 PM

Best answer selected by wiz_yashas.
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September 10, 2010 12:02:06 AM

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