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GPU needed for Star Wars

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December 9, 2011 9:56:53 AM

Hi, I was recently invited to games test Star Wars, only to find out the second hand PC I bought has no, or no decent, graphics card. So obviously now I need to buy one. Only problem is, I don't know what's compatible with my motherboard. Luckily, a friend recently told me about Piriform's Speccy, so I can paste full motherboard specs here for anyone who wants to help me:

Motherboard
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model P5L-VM 1394 (LGA 775)
Version System Version
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i945P/PL/G/GZ
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801GB (ICH7/R)
Southbridge Revision A1
System Temperature 28 °C
BIOS
Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version 0903
Date 06/06/2007
Voltage
CPU CORE 1.192 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 1.872 V
+3.3V 3.328 V
+5V 4.968 V
+12V 0.223 V
VIN5 1.584 V
VIN6 1.464 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCIEX16
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI 1
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI 2
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCIEX1 1
Slot Number 3

On an online store's site, I've found this card for £38 inc VAT:

OcUK GeForce 9800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card - OEM,

with these specs:

Ideal for PhysX!
- Core Clock (MHz): 550 MHz
- Processor Cores: 112
- Processor Clock (MHz): 1375 MHz
- Fill Rate (billion pixels/sec.): 30.8
- Memory Amount: 512MB GDDR3 On-board Frame Buffer
- Memory Frequency (effective): 1800 MHz
- Memory Interface: 256-bit
- Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 57.6
- On-board Outputs: DVI-I and DVI-I
- Additional Outputs Supported: HDMI, VGA
- BUS Technology: PCI Express 2.0
- 1yr Warranty with OcUK

Only question is, is it any good, will it run new games at a decent res, and is it a decent price for the card? (This is a refurbished fully functional product, it may have minor visual defects and is just a bare card, no cables, drivers etc.) Or is there something better out there that will run fine with my boardfor about the same price?

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December 9, 2011 11:01:13 AM

yes, it's a good option.
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