what graphics card to buy

March 25, 2010 at 07:55:09
Specs: Windows XP, Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU
I can't decide what graphics card to buy as I only have $150.
Another question is it worth buying card with dx11 now.
can anyone suggest to me what to buy within my budget?
I'm getting the card soon

My current specs:
Windows XP SP3
Intel E2180 @ 2.0GHz (safely overclocked to 2.4GHz)
2GB RAM
80GB HDD
450W supply power
ATI Radeon x300


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#1
March 25, 2010 at 08:14:37
I assume your board has a PCIe x16 slot? And your 450W power supply is a good one with adequate amperage on the +12v rail(s)? And the reason for upgrading is gaming?

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: March 2010


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#2
March 25, 2010 at 08:17:05
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?t...

Here's a list of the latest gpu power requirements. What's more important than the wattage of the psu is the amount of amps on the 12 volt rail. Most psu's have multiple 12 volt rails. You need to add the amps on each rail to see what you have. Ideally, a psu with a single 12 volt rail carrying 30 or more amps on the rail would be better. List your psu specs. You can find them on the label on the side of your psu.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Then look at this page for suggestions.


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#3
March 25, 2010 at 08:17:35
Jam beat me to it :))

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#4
March 25, 2010 at 09:08:54
my psu has 3.3v+5v+12v and maximum 25A

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#5
March 25, 2010 at 09:10:19
and yes its for gaming but not a hardcore gamer

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#6
March 25, 2010 at 09:29:38
Check out the Radeon 4670. It's a good card and doesn't require an xtra power plug. I've read some good reviews on it.

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#7
March 25, 2010 at 09:34:25
thanks for the suggestion but can you tell me waht is the difference between 128-bit and 256-bit interface?
oh and i may include a motherboard along coz my current motherboard only support max 2gb ram which is 1gb ram per slot

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#8
March 25, 2010 at 10:11:40
http://www.associatedcontent.com/ar...

Here's an explanation.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Here's some 4670 cards.

Vid card memory and mobo memory have nothing to do with each other. Don't be concerned about it.


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#9
March 25, 2010 at 10:17:56
i mean within my budget i'll have to buy a new motherboard
by the way thanks again

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#10
March 25, 2010 at 13:11:13
If you have a pci-e slot on the board, you don't need a new Mobo.

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#11
March 26, 2010 at 00:55:59
The 5770 is really a great video card, currently there's a good price on centralcomputer.com

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