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Please Recommend me a Grpahics card for my requirements

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 9, 2011 11:17:47 PM

Need graphics card by next week

Screen res: 1440x900
PSU-380 Watts (antec)

Games: Will basically be plying WOW/Starcraft

Want at least 50 frames on high-ultra

I currently have a gt220 running on a 200 watt psu which gives me a low to medium quality on WOW but the psu gets loud.

Please recommend me the best card for my requirements. Thanks!
June 10, 2011 12:09:15 AM

ive been looking at some graphics cards and was wondering if i should get a 1gb gddr5 or just stick with 512 mb
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June 10, 2011 12:11:07 AM

what is your budget? what are your full system specs?
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June 10, 2011 12:13:35 AM

not knowing much other than your screen res...(bc the link you provided does not work) I would suggest getting a 6850 or at least a 5770, starcraft and wow are more cpu demanding so knowing your full system specs is important, your expectations may be set a bit too high if you have a weak cpu
June 10, 2011 2:47:46 AM

Thanks for the suggestion but i noticed that a gddr3 1gb 5670 by HIS is cheaper than 512 mb gddr5. so should i go for the gddr5 or 1gb gddr3?
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June 10, 2011 2:48:01 AM

the max gpu you could run from that 380w PSU would be a ATI6850 or nvidia gtx460. However your performance will be severely limited by your slow old CPU. You are better off upgrading cpu/motherboard first, you will see improvements from that alone. The fastest card I would put in would be a GT240, but you wont see much improvement without upgrading CPU.. NVIDIA cards work better with the games you mentioned.
June 10, 2011 3:06:13 AM

^thanks for the suggestion but unfortunately i wont be able to buy/upgrade cpu for a while. do you know if i should go with a 1gb gddr3 or 512mb gddr5

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June 10, 2011 3:10:11 AM
June 10, 2011 3:15:32 AM

^Thanks! Just bought it
June 10, 2011 3:15:42 AM

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