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New Graphic Card Advice Requested

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October 21, 2011 4:47:34 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend

BUDGET RANGE: up to 200$ USD

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: Mostly MMO’s (Rift at the moment), single player RPGs such as Dragon Age2, Witcher 2. I would like to be able to play Arkham, Skyrim, SWtor& Diablo 3 when they come out if possible.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY The original ATI HD3650 video card that came in my system blew a year ago and was replaced with a Nvidia GTX 9800 that is still running.

I had to replace the power supply this week, put in a Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500w. The power supply was always the weakest link in this box, now that its not, I want the best video card I can put in it, but I am not sure at what point I am start paying for performance I cant use because the CPU becomes the bottleneck in the system. So I have come for the sage advice of the regulars here.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
HP Pavillion Elite m9426f.
Asus Benicia IPIBL-LB Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad (2.4 Ghz)
Windows Vista 64bit
RAM 8G

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon or Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer Nvidia

OVERCLOCKING: NO SLI OR CROSSFIRE NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have tons of room in the box for any length video card, the slot is not blocked the entire length of the box. Width might be an issue however so no dual cards.
a c 104 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 21, 2011 4:49:53 PM

You mean you can't use a double slot card because you have no room ?
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October 21, 2011 4:54:07 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
You mean you can't use a double slot card because you have no room ?



Yes, Double slot card would create a problem. Sorry I wasnt clear on that.
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a b ) Power supply
October 21, 2011 4:56:10 PM

Oke, you use the slot beneath it then ?
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October 21, 2011 5:03:50 PM

No, but the framework for the DVD blocks behind the second slot so it only a normal short card would fit there. I would also like to save that slot for a wireless card later for when this system is replaced and moves to another room.

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a c 104 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 21, 2011 5:52:28 PM

Oke, afraid i don't know much about those cards, only the newer, big ones.

Anyone else ?
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October 21, 2011 11:35:07 PM

i would suggets a card but i need the length of the slot you can have . you need to measure butt ill through some out there hers some

newgg

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


this is the only card i can recommend single slot i would not get anything other then 550 ti dont get the 400 series they suck compared to the new 500 series
only get the 550 ti less then 200 hundred and it support fermi tech .
if you dont buy this card then u are making a big mistake . i do not rcommend ati or amd with a intel cpu good luck
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October 21, 2011 11:37:46 PM

i hope this hepled
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a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2011 12:43:45 AM

this is the only card i can recommend single slot i would not get anything other then 550 ti dont get the 400 series they suck compared to the new 500 series
only get the 550 ti less then 200 hundred and it support fermi tech .
if you dont buy this card then u are making a big mistake . i do not rcommend ati or amd with a intel cpu good luck[/quotemsg]

It won't fit, but the gtx 460 is way better than the gtx550ti. ( it just won't fit :fou:  )
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October 24, 2011 9:03:13 AM

ok well time to get a new case the only option then yopu can get a 560
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