What graphics card do I need?

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?ItemList=Combo.584324

heres the card im lookin at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130538
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  1. What is your computer? What power supply do you have? What CPU do you have?
  2. 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
  3. Yeah I'm sorry I missed that.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058

    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-charts-high-quality/compare,2491.html?prod%5B4515%5D=on&prod%5B4530%5D=on

    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.
  4. Helltech said:
    Yeah I'm sorry I missed that.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058

    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.


    thanks so much!
  5. gretch247 said:
    thanks so much!


    Yeah check my edited post as well. :D
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