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Cheap SC2 Graphic card?

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December 4, 2010 9:08:00 PM

Hi guys! I need help choosing a new graphics card for my computer, i just bought it last year but it is not a gaming computer, so the graphics card isn't that good! So i was just wondering if you guys can help me choose an affordable graphics card that allows me to play med or high graphics with 40-60 fps? Currently if i play in LOW graphics, it runs 75-80 fps, med 20-25 fps, high 18-20, ultra 10-15fps. Here are my computer specs

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-elite-e922...

and i think it has a PSU of 300! Sorry for the long question!

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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 10:03:31 PM

It's already got a Radeon 4350, otherwise you would have about a quarter of those framerates. A 5570 would be a nice upgrade, but I'm not sure if it would work on that psu. A second opinion would be nice.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 10:13:22 PM

get the GT240 DDR5 or ATI 5670. the both draw similar power so a 300w PSU can run them, the ATI is the over all better card but the GT 240 runs SC2 & WoW (probably Diablo III) better.



total system power draw is under 250w with either card

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a c 595 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 10:23:08 PM

This review from July 2010 shows that Starcraft II favors Nvidia cards. At the time, AMD/ATI cards could not use AA settings, but that has probably been fixed by now.
The great thing is, that a lower end card should be able to run the game well, as long as you adjust the settings and lower AA. Unfortunately, your PSU is holding you back. Too bad you can't cough up ~$80 for a new one.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/starcraft-ii-wings-of-lib...
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December 18, 2010 7:47:39 AM

Hey thanks guys for the answers! I really appreciate it, i'll probably get one of those cards, GT240 or ATI 5670! Anyway thanks for taking your time to answer my questions, happy holidays to you guys!
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December 18, 2010 7:49:30 AM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 8:09:56 AM

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