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Hey guys,

I am going to be buying a new tv so I can connect a HDMI cable to from my computer and play all my movies and tv shows on. The graphics card I have now is a radeon x1650. I dont know anything about low end graphics cards... I do play COD 4, and it runs fine on my x1650 so that is a requirement of the new card, also it has to be able to play lower end games like BF1942/vietnam... And it has to have a hdmi cable... I assume that anything on the market now is better than the card I have now. So basically I need a card that can play cod4 and play 1080p video and it has to have a HDMI port.... All that for as CHEAP as possible...

Thank you for any help...


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I'd recommend a 6870 or a 560 ti. You should be good with either of those. It may not max out all games but it'll play them all. You can usually find them when they're on sale for ~$150-$170.
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I'd recommend a 6870 or a 560 ti. You should be good with either of those. It may not max out all games but it'll play them all. You can usually find them when they're on sale for ~$150-$170.
He wants as cheap as possible to play COD4...I think both of those are overkill. Something like a GTX 550Ti or even a 5770 for around $100 would be fine for his needs.
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If your JUST looking for something with HDMI and will play Cod4, then grab a 4850 off ebay or something. You could get one for $50. If your thinking about playing any games at all in the future, then Id go with what derick said.
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He wants as cheap as possible to play COD4...I think both of those are overkill. Something like a GTX 550Ti or even a 5770 for around $100 would be fine for his needs.
Oh... I guess I was more of thinking of playing CoD 4 at or around max @1080p. Anyway, then yes a 5770 gets my vote.
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5770 is, in fact, a very good card. great price/performance ratio!
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i have a old school mobile athonlon 64 processor and a 400W no name powersupply... not sure if my processor will bottleneck anything.. and if my powersupply can run a 5770.... i know VERY little about low end graphics cards... my knowledge stops after anything lower than a 6970.
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Your psu should run a 5770 easily. It's really a low power card. Alternatively there's also the GTS450. Quite a good card actually, cheap, and requires only 1 6 pin. You'll be able to power it easily.
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i have a old school mobile athonlon 64 processor and a 400W no name powersupply... not sure if my processor will bottleneck anything.. and if my powersupply can run a 5770.... i know VERY little about low end graphics cards... my knowledge stops after anything lower than a 6970.
this will suffice . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102930
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I still have an XFX HD-5770 ... great all around card for your budget and what you're looking to do, the newer 6770 series is the same card rebranded up to 6xxx series ...
The PSU might be close, but I think it'll work despite the MSR of a 500w unit w/ XFX ... 450w unit w/ Sapphire ... MSI doesn't spec a min PSU ?

I'd look at these ...

XFX Radeon HD-677X-ZNFC 1GB = $94.99 after MIR + Free Game (expires 10/31/2011)
MSI Radeon HD-R6770 Twin Frozr II/OC 1GB = $119.99 after MIR + Free Game (expires 10/31/2011)
SAPPHIRE Flex 100328FLEX Radeon HD-6770 1GB = $109.99 after MIR + Free Game (expires 10/31/2011)

Good Luck

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