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Good Nvidia card for gaming at 1280x1024

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August 31, 2011 6:13:03 PM

Hi! I want to buy a new Nvidia (Only) graphics card for my system. My specs are:
Intel Core 2 duo E4500 (2.2GHz),4GB Ram, 17" monitor, 450W PSU
My budget is max. 150$. I want to play the latest games at 1280x1024 with decent fps and detail and i cant really upgrade my monitor till next year...
Please advise me good nvidia card...Thanks
August 31, 2011 6:20:08 PM

what games do you plan on playing?
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August 31, 2011 6:20:19 PM

Which 450W PSU do you have, and are you willing to overclock your processor?
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August 31, 2011 6:21:02 PM

why do you only want a nvidia card may i ask?
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August 31, 2011 6:21:55 PM

If you're planning on a monitor upgrade anyway, maybe you need a GTX560 (not the ti version). It's more than 160 across the board, but last you even after the monitor change.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're fixed to 150, that card will be plenty. That's clocked at 800Mhz and will also last.

Should be enough with the 450W PSU also. Without the details on 12V power, can't tell exactly though.

Anyway, keep browsing the GTX460's, because they fit your budget and res perfectly (lot's of options to choose from).

Cheers!
September 1, 2011 4:49:21 AM

gun21 said:
what games do you plan on playing?

I would play far cry 2, battlefield, need for speed, call of duty etc...
September 1, 2011 4:56:52 AM

yummerzzz said:
Which 450W PSU do you have, and are you willing to overclock your processor?

Well, i have Corsair VX450W Power Supply at the moment and i will upgrade it to 750w in a couple of months hopefully..
Btw, i not really sure about overclocking processor but if its necessary to any thing, then sure i will...
September 1, 2011 5:00:27 AM

gun21 said:
why do you only want a nvidia card may i ask?

Thanks for reply, well friend i have an intel board and i dont do gaming exclusively.. I also i'm quite involved in video editing, processing, etc . So, the Nvidia CUDA technology will help me in this case.. Also, the nvidia cards are better all-rounders in my opinion.. Sorry if i offend u...!
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September 1, 2011 2:45:18 PM

Yes, you will need to overclock because most GPU's will be bottlenecked by your processor at only 2.2Ghz, you could get a GTX 460 or GTX 560, but I'd recommend a HD 6850/6870 as they have a much lower power consumption (The HD 6850 and HD 6870 use less power than a GTX 460) but it really depends if you really want to stick with Nvidia.
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