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Wants something better then an ATI Radeon Xpress 200

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February 6, 2011 4:10:16 PM

I was looking at a few choices. But I am not sure which one I want to get. Peronally I use my computer for alot of video stuff. And Gaming. I was thinking of getting a Asus - NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1GB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics Card.

The way I am working right now something between 60$ and 100$ is about my price range. Of course I suppose I could save up a months checks and get one better. But I would prefer to change it before the end of next month preferably before the 15th of March.

Other options I looked at were

PNY - GeForce 210 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card
Sapphire - ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics Card
XFX - ATI RADEON HD 4350 1GB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics Card

Other suggestions are welcome.

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a c 355 U Graphics card
February 6, 2011 5:28:47 PM

If you live in the US, the best in that price range is the HD 5670 512MB.

While the cards you listed are better than the Xpress 200, they are not considered gaming cards. More like multimedia cards.
a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2011 3:30:28 AM

Please list Computer specs make sure to include what power supply and case you have.
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February 7, 2011 1:13:44 PM

Running on Windows XP, Media Center Edition. It is an eMachine T5216.
Using an Intel (R) Pendtium(r) D CPU 2.66GHz 896MB of RAM.
a c 147 U Graphics card
February 7, 2011 1:22:20 PM

theremained said:
Running on Windows XP, Media Center Edition. It is an eMachine T5216.
Using an Intel (R) Pendtium(r) D CPU 2.66GHz 896MB of RAM.

You need to list the power supply wattage and make sure you have a PCIe slot available. All of those card you listed that you looked at are not good for games. eMachines tend to use cheap components and the Pentium D has a high power need, you may be pretty limited to what video card will work in your system without a power supply upgrade. While the 5670 is a good card, you will probably be stretching your power a bit with it, and it will way overshoot your CPU and RAM power.

You may need to go with a Radeon 4650, unless you have at 300+ watt power supply, then go for a higher card that you can move to a faster system later. You will also need more RAM. Upgrade your RAM to at least 2 gig, or you will see little to no gain in speeds with a new video card. Slower CPU, low RAM, you will have tons of issues with games unless you play something simple like Facebook stuff or 5+ yr old games.
March 6, 2011 2:07:52 AM

Ok... I think I found my stuff.... on the back I found a sticker that said


a c 147 U Graphics card
March 7, 2011 12:43:11 PM

Without a power supply upgrade, with a Pentium D chip, for some light gaming, a Radeon 5570 should be OK. I would not go any higher with a 240 watt PSU. Even a 5570 may be pushing things, you may need to get a 5450. 5570 is within your budget though and will be a much faster card. If you have stability issues after you install it, you can upgrade your PSU to a 300 or 400 watter for about $30. Even though a 5570 states a recommended 400 watt power supply, it has a 39 watt max usage which should fall within your specs. But.. get it, see if the system is stable.. if not, get one of these
March 8, 2011 1:47:28 AM

Agreed with trying the 5570 but it might be pushing it. And Hang is right you can get a decent 400w PSU for around $35.
March 14, 2011 10:17:40 PM

Or what could I get to build a decent computer from scratch for about 300$ to around 450$
a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 11:20:27 PM

Diablotek is a mediocre company and Antec is alot better.
For about $400 you could get a decent computer But prepare to build it yourself.
Quite easy actually.
a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 11:19:31 AM

400$ can get you somthing nice if you are not in a hurry to get it, just watch sales and get somthing that you know will be decent for the price you can build a nice am2+ computer for 400$ thats with a gts 450 as a graphics card. You will notice a big preformance gain over what you have.