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October 2, 2011 8:12:59 AM

Hey guys im not very awsome in the graphics card Dept. and im looking for some help, atm i only have an 80 buget and im looking for some thing that will work for me. i plan on playing SWTOR and atm im running a crappy 256 Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT so any advice would be awsome. a freind suggested http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-02G...

But again im not really sure what to look for plz help and ty in advance

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October 2, 2011 2:07:06 PM

xevilroachx said:
Hey guys im not very awsome in the graphics card Dept. and im looking for some help, atm i only have an 80 buget and im looking for some thing that will work for me. i plan on playing SWTOR and atm im running a crappy 256 Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT so any advice would be awsome. a freind suggested http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-02G...

But again im not really sure what to look for plz help and ty in advance



That card won't get you much bang for your buck. I recommend looking here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... for good deals. Some even have mail in rebates. I would recommend saving up at least 20 more bucks and getting a card in the 100 dollar range. I originally got a gt430 for around 40 bucks. It played some basic games, but not the best. The one you are looking at is the 5xxx series and it is a model lower than that one. Also if you are on a tight budget you might consider getting an ati/amd graphics card. They run cheaper. So shop around. If you are new at this like I am, then make sure you do plenty of research. Look at different benchmarking sites to get a general idea of which card is better.
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October 2, 2011 2:14:50 PM

xevilroachx said:
Hey guys im not very awsome in the graphics card Dept. and im looking for some help, atm i only have an 80 buget and im looking for some thing that will work for me. i plan on playing SWTOR and atm im running a crappy 256 Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT so any advice would be awsome. a freind suggested http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-02G...

But again im not really sure what to look for plz help and ty in advance


tom's publishes a best for your money article each month for cpus and gpus

the last page has a hierarchy page to compare cards

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-...

to maximize your dollars I would look for open box items on newegg, the ATI 5670 is a solid card though and a good leap from the 7600GT. it will run SWTOR at modest settings. if you have an older mobo, look for a 2.0 version rather then a 2.1.

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


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October 2, 2011 3:02:03 PM

id save up for a 5770 or 6770 if i was you as i know from personal experience that a 5670 is struggling to get above 30fps average on most games at lowest settings
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October 2, 2011 3:09:40 PM

we1shcake said:
id save up for a 5770 or 6770 if i was you as i know from personal experience that a 5670 is struggling to get above 30fps average on most games at lowest settings


i call BS, i can play almost every game, GTA IV, CRYSIS, WoW, etc, at medium to high 2x AA at 1920 x 1080 on my 5670
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October 2, 2011 3:10:48 PM

xevilroachx said:
Hey guys im not very awsome in the graphics card Dept. and im looking for some help, atm i only have an 80 buget and im looking for some thing that will work for me. i plan on playing SWTOR and atm im running a crappy 256 Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT so any advice would be awsome. a freind suggested http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-02G...

But again im not really sure what to look for plz help and ty in advance


If i were you, i would get this http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIS-Radeon-HD-5770-1GB-128-bit-...
It's a 5770 for 70$, 5 of them in stock NEW. It's the best card you will get for that price i have seen. I use a 5770 btw, and it's pretty good for the buck.

This will outperform any of the other cards they have listed for the price, including the 6670, gt520. Basically these regularly go for 100-120, but it's a good deal, GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN!...lol, i would get one to CF my current one, but i'm a ASUS dude.
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October 2, 2011 3:18:56 PM

mouse24 said:
i call BS, i can play almost every game, GTA IV, CRYSIS, WoW, etc, at medium to high 2x AA at 1920 x 1080 on my 5670

im at 1080p aswell on the bf3 beta it was 25 to 30fps at all times, crysis was the same both had to be set to minimum to be playable, im on the 512mb version however, regardless a 5770 is a massive step up as it has double the stream processors and (for me) double the memory
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October 2, 2011 3:23:18 PM

yeah is a good increase, about 50-70% ive seen on some benchmarks :D  i still love my 5670 512 though (tbh i hate it im just to poor to grab a new gpu, but dont tell it that sshhhh)
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October 2, 2011 3:24:50 PM

mouse24 said:
yeah is a good increase, about 50-70% ive seen on some benchmarks :D  i still love my 5670 512 though (tbh i hate it im just to poor to grab a new gpu, but dont tell it that sshhhh)

im in the same boat, the damn thing is just about good enough so i cant justify a new buy just yet :( 
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October 3, 2011 2:14:10 AM

ah i didn't even realise they made agp 7600gt :p  yeah bro tell us the model # of your motherboard if you dont know HWmonitor can tell you i think, or aida 64
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October 3, 2011 3:17:32 AM

xevilroachx said:
Hey guys im not very awsome in the graphics card Dept. and im looking for some help, atm i only have an 80 buget and im looking for some thing that will work for me. i plan on playing SWTOR and atm im running a crappy 256 Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT so any advice would be awsome. a freind suggested http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-02G...

But again im not really sure what to look for plz help and ty in advance

TWO GTX 580's in SLI LOL :lol:  JK JK.Look man in my honest opinion save your money to get a gtx 550 ti 1 GB at least. I dont even reccomend that card but if your looking for budget it should be okay. As far as 80 bucks amd 5670 1 gb should do it or 5770. Make sure whatever PSU you have can handle it. The suggestion your friend gave you is a pretty weak GPU. Go for gold with 5670 youll be fine. The 5670 can run BF3 beta on low medium settings. I know this from personal expierence. I wasnt getting the performance i wanted so i overcloked it and it runs it on medium smoothly. You arent doing much as far as future proffing though. The 5670 is already outdated. Imagine in 3 months when the next generation video cards come out.
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October 3, 2011 3:48:07 AM

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what's your motherboard and the rest of the system specs, do you need AGP or PCI-e 2.0;
and if and older PCI-e 1.0 board then PCI-e 2.1 will not work.?
need to be certain of what your doing.



As for my mother board im runing a MA78GPM-DS2H
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October 3, 2011 4:24:35 AM

try gt 545 maybe should be okay
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October 3, 2011 4:33:35 AM

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that's an OEM card I thought... :whistle: 

you know im not quite sure what OEM means. CAn you explain im confused about that?
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October 5, 2011 1:40:11 AM

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OEM - original equipment manufacturer
totally opposite from retail aftermarket versions.

WAIT a second i just ordered a EVGA GTX 560 for my Dell XPS 8300 are you saying this isnt gonna work? Its not the OEM version. OH GOD... :cry: 
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