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January 21, 2011 5:49:33 PM

I am building my computer for the very first time and am wondering what graphics card would work best for under $150. I am hoping to run Starcraft 2, WoW, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Pro/E on this computer and am planning to use my westinghouse 40" 1080i TV as my monitor. Any ideas? Thanks! Here is the computer I plan on building:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

heres the card im lookin at:

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

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a c 153 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 5:55:57 PM

What is your computer? What power supply do you have? What CPU do you have?
January 21, 2011 6:00:03 PM

Helltech said:
What is your computer? What power supply do you have? What CPU do you have?


I posted the link to the computer in my 1st post but here it is anyways...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

MOBO: GIGABYTE LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 Desktop Memory

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: Antec EarthWatts 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
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a c 153 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 6:03:02 PM

Yeah I'm sorry I missed that.

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

This would be a much MUCH better choice than what you picked out for yourself. The GTX 460 is rediculously amounts better than the GTS 250.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2010-gaming-graphics...

See the difference for yourself, also note that the GTS 250 is better than the one you chose for yourself.

Also may I recommend picking out parts you choose instead of a combo, you can probably get better parts and better deals.
a c 153 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 6:11:12 PM

gretch247 said:
thanks so much!


Yeah check my edited post as well. :D 
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