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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2010 5:13:20 AM

I'm looking for a graphics card that will play all the latest game a t around medium settings and that wont cost me too much. Any suggestions?

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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2010 5:52:21 AM

Well.. I did say a gtx 460, 6850, 6870.. , what is your budget?
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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2010 5:57:37 AM

What cpu and what screen resolution are you using? Your question cannot be answered without that info.
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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2010 6:09:57 AM

^^ very true, I was asking upon the budget to find a list of cards, then about specs/cpu, psu, res..
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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 5, 2010 12:48:56 PM

Wow, we don't even know your FULL specs and budget, how we can suggest you a card if we blind about your system...
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2010 2:47:35 AM

My system is:
amd phenom 550 3.1ghz
2gb ddr2 ram
400w psu (can upgrade if needed)
15 inch monitor 1014 x 768 (getting new 1 soon)
budget is round $200NZD
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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 8, 2010 8:10:46 AM

Do you mean CPU: AMD Phenom II x2 550 ??
Well, without changing PSU, you can get GT240 or HD5670, both will be more than enough for your current monitor.
I don't know what $200NZD in American dollars, can you just list here all the cards that suit your budget?
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 2:55:20 AM

Cards listed are from my local pc store:
- ASUS GF ENGT240 PCI-E 1GB DDR3
- ASUS GF ENGTS250 PCI-E 1GB DDR3
- Asus EAH5750 Formula 1G GDDR5
- EVGA GTS450 1G PCI-E
- Gigabyte GV-N240OC-1GT GT240 1G
- Gigabyte GV-N450-1GI GTS450 1G
- Gigabyte GV-N98TSL-1GI 9800GT 1GB
- Palit GTS-250 1GB DDR3 256bits
- Power Color HD 5670 512MB DDR5
- PowerColor HD5750 512MB DDR5 PCI-E
- Powercolor HD5750 1GB DDR5 PCI-E
- Sapphire HD4850 1G DDR3 PCI-e
- Sapphire HD5570 1GB DDR3 PCI-E
- Sapphire HD5770 1GB DDR5 PCI-e
I know some of the are doubled up but they are different brand.

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 2:58:23 AM

Oops forgot 2 of them
- Sapphire Ultimate HD5670 1G DDR5
- Sapphire HD5670 512M DDR5 PCI-E

I have been looking at the hd5670 as it is a cheap option as i wont need to upgrade psu. Also as i like eyefinety.
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 3:07:53 AM

Quote:
My system is:
amd phenom 550 3.1ghz
2gb ddr2 ram
400w psu (can upgrade if needed)
15 inch monitor 1014 x 768 (getting new 1 soon)
budget is round $200NZD


And what size monitor do you plan on upgrading to and when ??? - Doesn't make sense to buy a GPU now and then have it not be enough to run at the new monitor resolution so you have to buy a new one when you buy the monitor unless it is going to be awhile before you get the new monitor !! -- Also what brand 400W PSU some companies really overrate the PSU while others are more realistic so it makes a difference on whether you'll need to upgrade it or not depending on the card you get.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 3:27:55 AM

What is exactly your PSU? you can open your case and read the sticker on it.
If that's just a cheap PSU then your choice is right (HD5670), but for eyefinity, you need MORE than HD5670 to run 3 monitors...
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 5:07:28 AM

Its the cooler master elite 400w.
what else does the HD5670 need to run 3 monitor eyefinity?
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 5:09:18 AM

JDFan said:
And what size monitor do you plan on upgrading to and when ??? - Doesn't make sense to buy a GPU now and then have it not be enough to run at the new monitor resolution so you have to buy a new one when you buy the monitor unless it is going to be awhile before you get the new monitor !! -- Also what brand 400W PSU some companies really overrate the PSU while others are more realistic so it makes a difference on whether you'll need to upgrade it or not depending on the card you get.


I plan to get 1 after i get a graphics card.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 6:03:46 AM

CoolerMaster, right? So, it's definitely GT240 or HD5670 (under $100).
You can run 3 monitors on eyefinity with HD5670, but that card can't run most of games with 3 monitors, it's just too weak (low-end gaming card).
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 6:10:24 AM

wa1 said:
CoolerMaster, right? So, it's definitely GT240 or HD5670 (under $100).
You can run 3 monitors on eyefinity with HD5670, but that card can't run most of games with 3 monitors, it's just too weak (low-end gaming card).

which is better GT240 or HD5670
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December 9, 2010 6:38:21 AM

- Sapphire HD5770 1GB DDR5 PCI-e in your budget and CM Elite 400W is enough to run this card.So I think you should get this cause it's the strongest card in your list.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 6:47:50 AM

High-end Cooler Master PSU are decent, but not with their low-end:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-El...

Stay with HD5670 or GT240 (HD5670 is a little bit faster than GT240).
You are listed 9800GT in your card list, does that card required 6pin power connector? If not, you can get that card if you want (old tech), 9800GT is faster than GT240/HD5670.
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 1:34:20 PM

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I plan to get 1 after i get a graphics card.

I know that -- What I am trying to explain is that if for instance you buy the 5670 or 240 that you are thinking about now -- when you buy a new monitor that is larger (or now you mention EYEFINITY) then that card will not be powerful enough to run games at medium settings at those resolution (even 3 small monitors at 1280x1024 even would be 3840x1024 which requires some real graphics power to game at so you'll be stuck right back where you are today -- with a GPU that is too weak to game at the resolution of your monitor(s) ( the bigger your monitor the higher the resolution and the more powerful card needed to run things at a decent speed !! --- So best to decide what you are going to get eventually and buy a card today that will be able to run then instead of having to buy twice and waste the card you are currently getting !!

That said if it is going to be quite awhile before you can afford the other monitor(s) then it might make sense to buy an interim card for use until then - Or buy a single card now that later can be combined with a second card when you get the monitors - but you'll need to get a strong enough single card so that when the second( and new PSU - since that 400W unit will never run 2 cards) is added it can run at the increased demand but we can not suggest what to get until we know more info about your plan and timeline.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 8:27:42 PM

My motherboard can only take 1 graphics card anyway.
Its a gigabyte MA785GM-US2H
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