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Which Graphic to Buy?

Basically, my graphic card is the NVIDIA GeForce 8500gt. It recently died as I got a friend's graphic card and slotted it into my computer and everything's fine. I'm going to be buying a new graphic card and I would like to ask your expert opinion on which card to get. I'm looking for something in the price range of the 8500gt and maybe slightly better. Please give me some suggestions
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  1. What is the rest of your system inclusive of PSU and monitor resolution?
  2. Tell us the specs of your system please. PSU, CPU, MOBO, Processor speed, Ram, everything.
  3. Hi, it would help greatly if you posted some of your system specs like case form factor (ATX, mATX, etc.) power supply, CPU and operating system. Having said that I am basing this recommendation on the card you are migrating from . The XFX 9600 GSO would be a nice upgrade from the 8500 gt, also it comess with a free copy of Call of Duty 4. An older game but still fun to play and getting something free is as good as it gets.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=747628&SRCCODE=PRICEGRABBER&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjCVybgwTyz__wyCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=00-328439-2

    $29.00 after instant saving and rebate. $50.00 before rebate with free game not bad at all.
  4. Sorry, here's some of the pc specs.

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
    Motherboard: Gigabyte M57SLI-S4
    RAMs: 2.00 GB
    PSU: Cooler Master, RS-460-PCAR, 460W
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 5400++
    Monitor: Dell Computer DELL M782

    I'm probably a casual gamer. I play games like Call of Duty. My computer can only play up to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as it can't do Black Ops due to the graphic card and cpu speed. Is there any other information that you require?
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    HD5670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102870 you can do even Black ops with that.
    If you can spend a little more money and faster GTS450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134119
  6. rolli59 said:
    HD5670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102870 you can do even Black ops with that.
    If you can spend a little more money and faster GTS450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134119


    This might sound silly but according to the "can you run it?" diagnostics, it is not only the graphic card but the cpu speed is a little slow for black ops. If I change my graphic card to something that can handle Black Ops; my cpu speed will still be slow and I probably still can't play Black Ops, right? Is there anything I can do to improve the cpu speed?
  7. Overclock the CPU, my son plays it fine with 5400+ and a HD4890. It will run fine with lowered details. Your biggest hindrance at the moment is the 8500GT which was not a very good card to begin with.
  8. rolli59 said:
    Overclock the CPU, my son plays it fine with 5400+ and a HD4890. It will run fine with lowered details. Your biggest hindrance at the moment is the 8500GT which was not a very good card to begin with.


    I see. Thank you for taking the time to explain but wouldn't overclocking effect a graphic card on the long run? Anyhow don't worry about the 8500gt; it's definitely going to be replaced since it can no longer perform and of the fact that it is of 3 years old.
  9. Just overclock the CPU if you match it with either of the cards listed before you still have a reasonable gaming rig.
  10. Thank you rolli59 for your informative reply. I'll definitely get one of those cards for my computer.
  11. a hd 4650 or hd4770 is a good buy and they dont need as much power like a hd4890.
  12. chubbyfinger said:
    a hd 4650 or hd4770 is a good buy and they dont need as much power like a hd4890.


    Thank you for your thoughtful suggestion
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