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Need help picking a graphics card for my system

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April 18, 2012 2:54:34 AM

Hello im having a little trouble picking a graphics card because i dont understand wich ones better than the other (NOt too much knowledge on cards) these are the two cards im looking at

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

And

http://www.neutronexpress.com/prod.cfm/1324664

Heres my system specs.....
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz
dual-channel 533-, 667-, and 800-MHz DDR2
maximum memory
4 GB
BIOS address
F0000h
Computer Information
Chipset
Intel P965 Express Chipset
DMA channels
eight
Interrupt levels
24
BIOS chip (NVRAM)
4 MB
NIC
Integrated Intel 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
System clock
1066-MHz data rate (depending on your processor)
PCI Express
PCI 32-bit (PCI Specification 2.2)
PCI Express x1, x4, and x16 (PCI express 1.1a)

Bus speed
PCI: 33 MHz
PCI Express:100 MHz
Bus throughput
PCI Express:
x1 slot bidirectional speed - 500 MB/s
x4 slot bidirectional speed - 2 GB/s
x16 slot bidirectional speed - 8 GB/s
Power
DC power supply:
Wattage
375 W
Heat dissipation
1280 BTU/hr
90 to 135 V and 180 to 265 V at 50/60 Hz

a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 3:03:36 AM

Hi Chavaloco,

Thanks for your question. In order to assist us with helping you, may we have more details, like:

What resolution is your monitor?
What games are you looking at playing?
What level of detail are you looking at playing your games at?

Do you want to play the latest and greatest at the FULLHD resolution, or do you have a CRT running at 800x600 and really don't care about quality? Or what level in between.

Regards,
Teh_Gerbil
April 18, 2012 3:07:46 AM

resolution is 1280x1024
some newer games crysis 2, dragon age and some older games
well the most detail i can get for under $100 thanks
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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 3:07:47 AM

at any rate he is looking for something in the sub 100 range it seems and also a low power draw.
the 6670 would be a good balance to that c2d he has
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 3:09:26 AM

Chavaloco said:
resolution is 1280x1024
some newer games crysis 2, dragon age and some older games
well the most detail i can get for under $100 thanks

at that resolution the 6670 will be a great compliment to your system. go get it!
April 18, 2012 3:14:36 AM

thanks!!!
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 3:52:32 AM

Actually, a 7750 would be better, since it consumes less power, is current generation and is faster than a 6670 :) 

Since it consumes less power, your 375W PSU should last a while yet.
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 3:55:24 AM

teh_gerbil said:
Actually, a 7750 would be better, since it consumes less power, is current generation and is faster than a 6670 :) 

Since it consumes less power, your 375W PSU should last a while yet.

op has a price range which doesnt allow the 7750 or i would have already recommended it
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 4:02:42 AM

I agree with Flint.
HD 6670 is something I would go with, and it's under $100.
The HD 7750, is a faster and less power consuming card, but it exceeds the OP's budget to about $10 or so.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 4:02:52 AM

maybe the OP can get $10 more bucks :) 
Gigabyte GV-R775OC-1GI AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB $109.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0079XWPEK/
free shipping for being over $25
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 4:27:59 AM

The HD 6670 is faster than a GT440.

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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 4:33:06 AM
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hell ya 6670 price to performance is great especially for that rig
as i said before great balance for your rig
April 18, 2012 4:34:44 AM

Thanks Guys ALOT!!! im getting the 6670
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 4:37:40 AM

Select the best answer to FlintIronStagg.
April 18, 2012 4:45:47 AM

Best answer selected by Chavaloco.
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 5:25:57 AM

Ty Ty
gluck on the upgrade; go play some games!!!
a c 271 U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 11:56:35 AM

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