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I was wanting to know what is the best graphics card i can get with out having to O/C specs.

Processor: AMD Athlon X2 220 2.8 GHZ
RAM: 4GB
64 bit operating system
My slots: 2 x PCI
1 x PCI-e x1
1 x PCI-e 2.0 x16
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  1. What brand is your power supply unit and how much wattage does it supply?
  2. I'll buy one off of the graphics card i get whatever it needs ill buy but for now it's just a stock came with the pc
  3. We need to know at least two things. What is your budget and what PSU you have. I could go and recommend a $600 dollar GPU and that would be one of the best but way over your budget and not knowing the PSU (if we have to factor a new one into the upgrade price or not) depends on what you can get. If the PSU doesn't have any PCI-E connectors then best GPU you can get is a 7750.
  4. Whatever you get there will most likely be a bit of a restriction because of the CPU although not a bottleneck.
  5. For an Athlon II X2 2.8GHZ, a Radeon HD 6850 is the most powerful card you should get. Any more than that and you would be better off buying a new PC. For most HD6850s, you should get a good 500W or greater power supply (from a brand name like Corsair, or Seasonic or XFX or Enermax) with a 6 pin PCIe power connector.

    With a 6850, you can play diablo 3 on ultra detail at 1920x1080 at 72fps (source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performance-benchmark,3195-5.html)

    You should also be able to max out starcraft 2 at 1920x1080, ultra detail at 38fps (source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850-barts,2776-14.html).

    For other more demanding games like BF3, you will need to lower the detail to medium in order to get close to 40 to 50 fps.
  6. Well i kinda did not want to go over 200 is that possible with that stuff?
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    spitball91 said:
    Well i kinda did not want to go over 200 is that possible with that stuff?


    I'm assuming you are based in the US,

    Seasonic single rail 520W power supply for $70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Powercolor 6850 video card $140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374

    Total = $210 + taxes + shipping.

    You are $10 + taxes + shipping over budget. It's your call.
  8. i can cover that i guess that's what ill do and all this will work right with my computer without any over clocking or having to worry about any problems right?
  9. If all you need is a 6850 you can get this PSU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    Then this GPU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
    For a total price of $196.97 shipped.
    Or if you want a bit more graphics power you can get this PSU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    Then this GPU (one step above the 6850).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
    With this you go a bit over budget initially but once the rebates come back (normally a month or two) it is about $200.

    If I were you I wouldn't spend the extra money on a PSU that costs more when the corsair is about just as reliable and puts out the power you need. As for the powercolor GPU I would try to stay away from that brand (although that's mostly my opinion)
  10. andrewcarr said:
    If all you need is a 6850 you can get this PSU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    Then this GPU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
    For a total price of $196.97 shipped.
    Or if you want a bit more graphics power you can get this PSU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    Then this GPU (one step above the 6850).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
    With this you go a bit over budget initially but once the rebates come back (normally a month or two) it is about $200.

    If I were you I wouldn't spend the extra money on a PSU that costs more when the corsair is about just as reliable and puts out the power you need. As for the powercolor GPU I would try to stay away from that brand (although that's mostly my opinion)



    While Corsair has a very good reputation for power supplies (I have the Corsair 1200ax), the Corsair "builder" series that you mentioned is subpar. I would stay away from the builder series. I would also stay away from any PSU that does not meet the recommended specs. The Corsair builder 430W does not meet the 500W spec for the 6850. Yeah I know, he might be able to get away with having the 430W psu powering the 6850, but still, too risky and as I stated before, the "builder" series of Corsair PSUs should be avoided.
  11. I think I'm going to stick with the powercolor card and the seasonic power supply thanks for your help guys
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