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April 18, 2011 2:26:43 AM

Whats the best graphics card i can get that wont bottleneck an AMD athlon II x2 250 regor overclocked to 3.75 Ghz?

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April 18, 2011 2:51:15 AM

We really need a budget line from you, how much are you willing to spend on it? What power supply do you have ? What is your target monitor resolution (1680x1050 for exp.) ?
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April 18, 2011 2:55:25 AM

I'd suggest a 6850.
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April 18, 2011 3:47:30 AM

I would also suggest a hd6850 with what you told us, but we will need more specs. PSU, budget, res. what games? Some games like Nv, some AMD.
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April 18, 2011 8:45:11 PM

HostileDonut said:
I would also suggest a hd6850 with what you told us, but we will need more specs. PSU, budget, res. what games? Some games like Nv, some AMD.

I have a corsair cx500 PSU for the price $200 or less, preferably under $175. My max monitor resolution is 1600 X 900 60 Hz and I'll be playing Minecraft, Crysis 2, Bulletstorm, basically the newer games. and ill be doing Let's Plays using fraps if that matters.
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April 18, 2011 10:19:03 PM

demo320 said:
I have a corsair cx500 PSU for the price $200 or less, preferably under $175. My max monitor resolution is 1600 X 900 60 Hz and I'll be playing Minecraft, Crysis 2, Bulletstorm, basically the newer games. and ill be doing Let's Plays using fraps if that matters.

Yeah, I would do a hd6850. I own one myself and love it. It's a great GPU. If you like Nvidia, get a GTX 460 1gb NON SE version.
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April 18, 2011 10:42:10 PM

HostileDonut said:
Yeah, I would do a hd6850. I own one myself and love it. It's a great GPU. If you like Nvidia, get a GTX 460 1gb NON SE version.

Whhat HD 6850 would you recomend i looked at some on newegg and the reviews indicate alot of lemons :) . And also would one fit in a cooler master elite 430? Thanks for the help!!
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April 18, 2011 11:19:05 PM

oh and i was asking cuz the way i have my cables there all like ziptied in one main braid and there only about a 3.25" space between the cables and the PCI-E slot.
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April 19, 2011 12:18:14 AM

I play games like COD: BO with an average of 60FPS, BF:BC2 with 60FPS, SC2 with 80FPS, and I think that is it. OH!!! I get 290FPS in Minecraft! :D  I play on a 1280x1024 monitor though, but my AMD Athlon II X3 440 @ 3.3Ghz is a small bottleneck to the card too. I also run 4gb 880Mhz RAM.
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April 19, 2011 12:35:33 AM

HostileDonut said:
I play games like COD: BO with an average of 60FPS, BF:BC2 with 60FPS, SC2 with 80FPS, and I think that is it. OH!!! I get 290FPS in Minecraft! :D  I play on a 1280x1024 monitor though, but my AMD Athlon II X3 440 @ 3.3Ghz is a small bottleneck to the card too. I also run 4gb 880Mhz RAM.

NICE!!!!!!!! and do you think i would have to move all those cables or would it be fine?
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April 19, 2011 12:53:08 AM

demo320 said:
NICE!!!!!!!! and do you think i would have to move all those cables or would it be fine?

I didn't really get what you mean't with the cables. The ASUS hd6850 is 10.24 inches long, and the MSI hd6850 is 8.54 inches long if that answers your question.
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April 19, 2011 12:57:20 AM

HostileDonut said:
I didn't really get what you mean't with the cables. The ASUS hd6850 is 10.24 inches long, and the MSI hd6850 is 8.54 inches long if that answers your question.

no i meant the height of it. it says almost 5 inches and theres only like 3.25" space between the cables and the slot. Oh, and are yuo running windows 7?
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 1:02:02 AM

Easy fix! Move the cables. Yes, I do run Win. 7 Pro 64-bit. Why?
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April 19, 2011 1:05:29 AM

HostileDonut said:
Easy fix! Move the cables. Yes, I do run Win. 7 Pro 64-bit. Why?

Um, thats the problem i don' have anywhere to move them to :/  and i was reading stuff about the 6850 and alot of people had issues with it and windows 7 but i think they may have fixed it was a few months old.
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April 19, 2011 1:08:04 AM

demo320 said:
Um, thats the problem i don' have anywhere to move them to :/  and i was reading stuff about the 6850 and alot of people had issues with it and windows 7 but i think they may have fixed it was a few months old.

Are you sure it wasn't problems with XP? I had issues with Xp, but Win. 7 runs it fine! It was built for Win. 7. Can you send me some pictures of the case? I am pretty sure you could put them SOMEWHERE!
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April 19, 2011 1:17:17 AM

HostileDonut said:
Are you sure it wasn't problems with XP? I had issues with Xp, but Win. 7 runs it fine! It was built for Win. 7. Can you send me some pictures of the case? I am pretty sure you could put them SOMEWHERE!

how do i put pics on the forum? lol
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April 19, 2011 1:19:10 AM

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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 1:21:29 AM

demo320 said:
how do i put pics on the forum? lol

I think you will need a photbucket account, but I am not sure. You could E-mail them to me too. Just move the cables somewhere. You'll find someplace! ;) 
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April 19, 2011 1:25:29 AM

HostileDonut said:
I think you will need a photbucket account, but I am not sure. You could E-mail them to me too. Just move the cables somewhere. You'll find someplace! ;) 

i guess youll right there has to be somewhere i can put em.......... ill never get a case with no cable management again. :p 
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April 19, 2011 1:26:47 AM

demo320 said:
i guess youll right there has to be somewhere i can put em.......... ill never get a case with no cable management again. :p 

Haha... Yeah.... Not a good idea to get one without it.
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April 19, 2011 1:35:31 AM

HostileDonut said:
Haha... Yeah.... Not a good idea to get one without it.

it was my first build though. and there in one big clump sortof and theres not really anywhere i can put a big clump lol ill just send you a picture so you can see what im dealing with here
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April 19, 2011 1:40:01 AM

demo320 said:
it was my first build though. and there in one big clump sortof and theres not really anywhere i can put a big clump lol ill just send you a picture so you can see what im dealing with herehttp://s1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb364/demo320/

The picture is broken...
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April 19, 2011 1:44:15 AM

HostileDonut said:
The picture is broken...

I clicked the link and it came up fine
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 1:45:32 AM

demo320 said:
I clicked the link and it came up fine

There is no link for me.
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April 19, 2011 1:52:38 AM

well here ill just explain it. i have EVERYTHING but the molex connectors and the pci-e connectors in one bundle right in the middle and the molex and pci-e connector are in a bundle and i tucked them in a drive bay at the bottom of the case. and i big bundle of cables like that inst very flexible lol.
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 1:54:34 AM

demo320 said:
well here ill just explain it. i have EVERYTHING but the molex connectors and the pci-e connectors in one bundle right in the middle and the molex and pci-e connector are in a bundle and i tucked them in a drive bay at the bottom of the case. and i big bundle of cables like that inst very flexible lol.

So, you moved them? If so, get the card! It's great!
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April 19, 2011 1:59:15 AM

HostileDonut said:
So, you moved them? If so, get the card! It's great!

Thats how they were but the big clump and the PCI-E slot there only like 3 inches of space and the dimesions say more like 5 inches for the card :(  coiuld i just put the card there and rest the cables ontop of it? or is that not a good idea?
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 2:01:10 AM

demo320 said:
Thats how they were but the big clump and the PCI-E slot there only like 3 inches of space and the dimesions say more like 5 inches for the card :(  coiuld i just put the card there and rest the cables ontop of it? or is that not a good idea?

Hmmmm. I would just move the cables as far as possible. Unless you had a card that had a full shroud, like my SAPPHIRE Toxic edition card.
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April 19, 2011 2:03:51 AM

HostileDonut said:
Hmmmm. I would just move the cables as far as possible. Unless you had a card that had a full shroud, like my SAPPHIRE Toxic edition card.

They don't have alot of slack in their movement if that makes sense but if i did do that it wouldnt break the card or anything right? i plan on getting the MSI cyclone one.
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April 19, 2011 2:44:58 AM

demo320 said:
They don't have alot of slack in their movement if that makes sense but if i did do that it wouldnt break the card or anything right? i plan on getting the MSI cyclone one.

It shouldn't but if you get the cords in the fan, it could overheat.
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April 19, 2011 2:46:23 AM

I think I could stick the mobo power cable in a cd drive bay. and coil some of the other stuff closer to the front of the case and tuck them somewhere.......... anyway Thanks alot for your help :)  been nice talking to you!
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April 19, 2011 2:47:33 AM

Hey do you watch Let's Plays.......
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 2:49:05 AM

demo320 said:
I think I could stick the mobo power cable in a cd drive bay. and coil some of the other stuff closer to the front of the case and tuck them somewhere.......... anyway Thanks alot for your help :)  been nice talking to you!

Yeah! No problem. Hey, putting them in places like that is a GREAT idea. My case sucks too, but that is what I did. Anyway, I hope it all works for you! Have a nice night. ;) 

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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 2:49:44 AM

demo320 said:
Hey do you watch Let's Plays.......

Ummm, is that a show? I has never heard of it, why?
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April 19, 2011 2:55:24 AM

No Its where someone plays a game and records the gameplay and there commentary live. I know that's not a very good explanation. There pretty entertaining, I actually do em and put them on youtube.... and um i was wondering maybe if you wanted to, watch them and give some feedback? you don't have to but it would be really apreciated.
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April 19, 2011 2:56:45 AM

demo320 said:
No Its where someone plays a game and records the gameplay and there commentary live. I know that's not a very good explanation. There pretty entertaining, I actually do em and put them on youtube.... and um i was wondering maybe if you wanted to, watch them and give some feedback? you don't have to but it would be really apreciated.

Sure, what do I look up?
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April 19, 2011 3:00:08 AM

HostileDonut said:
Sure, what do I look up?

search D3M0320 in youtube and youll find it :)  My newer videos are better in my opinion. Do you have an account on youtube?
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April 19, 2011 3:03:47 AM

demo320 said:
search D3M0320 in youtube and youll find it :)  My newer videos are better in my opinion. Do you have an account on youtube?

Yup, it's HostileDonut. I will check 'em out.
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April 19, 2011 3:21:12 AM

HostileDonut said:
Yup, it's HostileDonut. I will check 'em out.

Cool Thanks, I'm just kinda starting out. Thats Actually why im wanting a new graphics card :p  so my games dont lag as much when i try to record my videos. And to play the newer games I get 15 - 17 FPS on crysis 2 lol.
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April 19, 2011 3:32:23 AM

Hey I gotta go to bed. Talk to you tommorow.
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 4:23:42 AM

Okay, bye.
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 4:27:34 AM

demo320 said:
No Its where someone plays a game and records the gameplay and there commentary live. I know that's not a very good explanation. There pretty entertaining, I actually do em and put them on youtube.... and um i was wondering maybe if you wanted to, watch them and give some feedback? you don't have to but it would be really apreciated.

What are they about? Are they tutorials? I didn't really get the idea around it. Fill me in please. ;) 
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April 19, 2011 12:31:16 PM

HostileDonut said:
What are they about? Are they tutorials? I didn't really get the idea around it. Fill me in please. ;) 

Ok, so say i was doing one on minecraft. I would play and use fraps to record the gameplay and a mic to record me talking while i play. Thats Pretty much what it is there really fun to do though im hoping to do one on portal 2 im gunna try and get it today
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 4:40:50 PM

demo320 said:
Ok, so say i was doing one on minecraft. I would play and use fraps to record the gameplay and a mic to record me talking while i play. Thats Pretty much what it is there really fun to do though im hoping to do one on portal 2 im gunna try and get it today

Okay, send me a link to the portal one and I'll watch it. I would suggest you do tutorials, or something like that, it think it would get more views. ;) 
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April 19, 2011 9:11:54 PM

HostileDonut said:
Okay, send me a link to the portal one and I'll watch it. I would suggest you do tutorials, or something like that, it think it would get more views. ;) 

alright here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17EP9gXEkr8 And ive got alot of request for a few minecraft tutorials so i plan on doing a couple.
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2011 9:53:07 PM

Looks good. Do you play SC2?????? I would love to play sometime.
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April 19, 2011 10:27:17 PM

So you liked them? And i don't play but I want to try it everybody that's played it loves it.
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April 19, 2011 10:38:46 PM

demo320 said:
So you liked them? And i don't play but I want to try it everybody that's played it loves it.

Well, for minecraft, I would do tutorials, and for Portal, I would do walk-throughs.
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