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Chieftec is actually really good! (your probably going to laugh at me now...)

Its probably that you never heard of it in the US :/ I live in Europe and Chieftec is one of the best brands... On the forum i usually use they said that this Chieftec can handle up to E8400 CPU and GTX460...

Anyways, i trust Chieftec and im not going to change it.

Im going to be using either the UK eBay or i have family at poland so they might buy something from Alsen.pl or allegro.pl (Use google translate )
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I am only going to play League of Legends, some people say that the 7900GT is better than the 8300GS...

Is that true?
Just to answer your question....FAAAAARRRR better. Just because the model number is higher doesn't make it a faster card. The second number is a performance indicator as well. The 8300GS is an 8-series card, but is on the low-end tier of that series. The 7900GT is a 7-series card, but on the higher-end side of that series.

You should never just rely on model numbers nor should you ever just rely on VRAM amount. Video cards have more specifications to take into consideration, but the easiest way to determine performance is by researching benchmarks.

Regardless, the cards you're talking about are rather old. If your board has a PCI-E slot, the 5670 is an alright choice that tends to be low on power consumption but I do see your CPU holding this one back. If you need cheaper, try the GT 430, or a GT220 or a 9500GT. The Radeon 4650 can also be an option for cheap.

Chieftec is for the most part a terrible PSU manufacturer though.
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the 5670 is an alright choice that tends to be low on power consumption but I do see your CPU holding this one back. If you need cheaper, try the GT 430, or a GT220 or a 9500GT. The Radeon 4650 can also be an option for cheap.
The 5670 can max out The Witcher 2 at 1280*1024. Its really good for sub 1080p gaming.

I don't like the idea of upgrading to the bare minimum (eg the GT 430), and especially not cards that are that old. Buying a 9800GT is fine if you already have one, as in SLI they are pretty good. However the 5670 is 33% more powerful and is cheaper off amazon so I can't justify endorsing the 9800GT.

Two years is my rule, don't upgrade to anything older than that unless you are going SLI/CF.

EDIT:
You can get a Gigabyte 5670 off that off Alsen.pl for 238zt, approximately 52 pounds. Compared to the prices on Amazon thats pretty good.

If you have the budget though try and go for this:

Chances are it'll be bottlenecked by your current CPU but it would go well with a Phenom II x4 955. Its a bit more future proof as well.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 6/17/11 at 4:19am
 
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