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Hello, i'm a bit stuck on choosing a graphics card, i'm new to this so just give me a break.

currently i got planned:

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
1GB Ram
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 939
Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt ATX12V PSU

What graphics card should i choose? The only game i play is rFactor which is a racing sim.. maybe anyone can help?
if the above spec is wrong please correct me
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Socket 939 is old, I would go am2 if you making a new build. Or better yet you could get a 775 and go core2duo which is a better processor. I would get a 7600gt if thats the only game you play. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130017
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I'd go with either a Radeon X1950Pro or a GeForce 7900GS
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he only plays a crappy non graphics intensive racing game, why go overboard?
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Originally Posted by rduffy123 View Post
he only plays a crappy non graphics intensive racing game, why go overboard?
The X1950pro, X1950gt and other such as the X1900gt are almost in the same price range if they arent already so why not get something a lot more powerful for $10 more
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he only plays a crappy non graphics intensive racing game, why go overboard?

yeah without the mods, i play it with all the mods and all graphics settings set to high and i get very low frame rates
    
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What is your current pc setup?
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its a stock pc for 1 thing since i was given this pc for work i do.. but i started playin games so can't be dealing with this

AMD Athlon 3000+
1GB Ram
160 GB HDD
nVidia GeForce 6100 nF4 (intergrated)
    
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Runs Best With
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor
Windows XP
2048 MB RAM
Geforce 7900 GT or Radeon X1900 GT
256 MB video RAM
DirectX 9.0c
2.0 GB of hard drive space for installation
Internet connection required for one-time activation

Well, I saw on the website that it wanted a X1900GT or 7900GT card, so I'd recommend getting one of them. Personally, I like ATI, but since you aren't a serious gamer like me, I'd get which ever is cheaper. I mean, both the 7900 and 1900/1950 are good cards. As for the processor, what do you do other than rFactor? If you encode movies and use Photoshop, I'd recommend a 775 platform, with either an e6300 or e6600 (both overclock very well, but that comes in later). It just depends on what you plan to use your pc for.

Oh, and get at least 2gb of ram

One more thing; how much do you want to spend?
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