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June 27, 2012 5:00:16 PM

Hi,
I have a couple year old desktop i want to add a discrete graphics card to play DOTA2 and proly HON; it is running a 22 inch monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080; running phenom ii x4 840; what is an affordable graphics card that can get me decent frame rates and graphics power?
Thank you for the help!

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June 27, 2012 5:38:10 PM

What is "affordable" exactly? Bill Gates has a very large "affordable" range while a kid off the streets of Bolivia would view "affordable" a bit differently.

Also need to know your case model and power supply brand and model and wattage.

For that resolution, you would probably need a mid-range card in the high $100s low $200s. Look here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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June 27, 2012 8:49:25 PM

do i really need to go up that high up in order to play js those 2 games? i mean i guess i mean affordable around 100 ish maybe thats a little low hhahah thanks for the help though!
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June 27, 2012 10:11:59 PM

Check the link I put in, I'd pick a card over the lowest two just due to the higher resolution your monitor runs at. You still need to check the power supply and room in the case and around the video card slot to make sure your system can run the card.
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June 27, 2012 11:51:54 PM

if my psu is 380w would i need a new psu? ive ran the psu calculator online and it seems like i'll be ok....
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June 27, 2012 11:53:22 PM

ive also heard that the gt 430 with a tricore or quad core is able to run these games at medium to high settings; its that only true for the lower resolution monitors? if i were to use something like the gt 430 or 440 with my monitor resolution what kinda results would i get?
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June 28, 2012 12:09:31 AM

a 7750 smokes a gts 450 and your PSU will handle it. look for yourself:
AMD Radeon HD 7750 Video Card Review
if you want to play games get it, if you want an HTPC get the 440 . . . ok?
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