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Nvidia or ATI .help.!!!!!!!!!!

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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  1. i also wanted to play cod , nfs shift, mafia II and burnout paradise and games like that.....help fast
  2. alright let see, i can manage upto 200$ now can i get some long term stuff.
  3. ok let's remove the cost limit. i just want a better life span card.
  4. some of my frnds told me that ATI cards have less life then Nvidia. IS that true?
  5. mostly all cards are classified on there performance but wat about there durability and control at high load?
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. At last which one i should choose in these two" Radeon HD 4850 1 GB "or " GeForce GTS 250 1 GB"?
  9. Best answer
    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.
  10. 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.
  11. and do i need some extra coolin fans and stuff?
  12. It depends on what parts you use.
    What is the system the cards going into? (CPU, Mobo, Case)
  13. so i should go for HD 5750.
  14. get the GTX 460 like ct1615 said, but check out the 1 GB version if you have the money.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261075
  15. Over the 4850/GTS250? Yes.
    However if you can wait, the HD6XXX and GTS450 are both coming out in 2 months.
  16. 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.
  17. What case is it? Where are the fans at?
    Check the PSU first however, to see if the cans can run first.
  18. 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
  19. how is ATI Radeon HD 5670
  20. sorry!!! i play at 1600*900
  21. check this wonderful guide to know how much power and amps do you need for your card http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279391-28-power-requirements-specs-popular-graphic-cards-guide
  22. 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
  23. dude i called my retailer and he told me that my psu can't take more then 9600gt.
  24. The 5750 uses less power than a 9600GT: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_5750_iCooler_IV/28.html

    And why does your retailer know ypur PSU and you dont?
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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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