Graphics card please!

hi guys, help me choose what's the best nvidia/amd graphics card in my system... my budget is only $150... thanks in advance

Current Specs:

CPU: intel dual core e5300@ 2.6GHz

Motherboard: asus P5G41T-M LX3

PSU: 600 watts (no maker model)

RAM: Kingston 2gb

Monitor resolution: 1440 x 900

games that i want to play:

Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, NFS: the run, Starcraft 2: wings of liberty..
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  1. i would say get the hd 7750 which should play all those games at high @ that resolution-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150611
  2. Go for the GTX 550 ti or the Radeo HD 7770, they are both decent and won't be bottlenecked combined with your CPU...

    GTX 550 ti
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

    Radeon HD 7770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664
  3. hey but a hd 7770 is overkill for 1440x900
    an hd 6670 or hd 7750 is better suited
    also remember he has a no brand 600w psu which probably only delivers 300-350w of power on load
  4. Its not an overkill, he will get nice FPS, and if the PSU is really that bad, the 550 ti does not consume that much power, keep in mind he is not using an i5/i7 so he should be fine with a gtx 550 ti, just in case he upgraded the monitor, why to stick with the weaker card ? the 550 ti or the 7770 will provide him very nice FPS at this resolution, and if he upgraded the monitor to 1920x1080 maybe, he still get a nice playable FPS...
  5. his processor will bottleneck the s##t out of anyhing higher than a hd 5670 ddr3 :lol:
    unless he plans to upgrade his entire system in the near future anything higher than a hd 6670 or hd 7750 (which is already bottlenecked) is not recommended
  6. Idk, but i would go for the better card just in case am upgrading, weather its the monitor, or even the CPU.......keep in mind that a dual core pentium won't be hard bottlenecking the 550 ti or 7770.....lower performance yes, but acceptable until upgrading...
  7. thanks guys...
  8. With a $150 I would highly recommend the 6850 or the 7770, but since we do not know any specifications of the power supply (which are important) I would side with the 7770 due to its low power draw.

    Can you give us more information on the power supply? I would recommend the 6850 since its a little faster but dont feel safe doing so because of the power supply. Though even if it is not a very good 600W you should be able to run it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
  9. Deemo13 said:
    With a $150 I would highly recommend the 6850 or the 7770, but since we do not know any specifications of the power supply (which are important) I would side with the 7770 due to its low power draw.

    Can you give us more information on the power supply? I would recommend the 6850 since its a little faster but dont feel safe doing so because of the power supply. Though even if it is not a very good 600W you should be able to run it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908



    what information do you need to know?
  10. Mainly brand. Either way the 6850 should run anyway, but I want to make sure its not one of the worst units on the market, like this APower one I have that is 680W, but can't put out more than 400W.
  11. egcc 600w power supply... hope you find it on the internet....
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