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I have been using a Gateway GT4023E for the last year or so and I was planning on building a new computer (see sig) so that I could play COD4 and some other games at better fps rates. Money has been getting a little tight lately so it is gonna take me a little longer than expected to complete my build. I am chomping at the bit to play COD4 and do not feel like waiting until i get the cash to build an entirely new computer. So basically I just wanted you guys to suggest a graphics card that will play COD4 decently (doesnt have to be maxed out graphics) but won't burn up my computer. This computer is off the shelf so I am not entirely sure on brands/model numbers but this is the best I could come up with: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/10...08084sp2.shtml Mine does have 2GB of ram instead though. Thanks for the help guys. I am probably over thinking it but I just really don't wanna mess up this computer; it's all i got right now.
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Might as well get that 8800GT. It will do just fine.
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Might as well get that 8800GT. It will do just fine.
I doubt a Gateway PSU will allow an 8800GT. Perhaps maybe even an 8600GT for around $100.00 would do the job.

If not you could find a 7800GT or a 7900GT/GS on out forums for around $80-100.

The 7600GT should be a good card for your choice of games. They run cheap as well.
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I doubt a Gateway PSU will allow an 8800GT. Perhaps maybe even an 8600GT for around $100.00 would so the job.

If not you could find a 7800GT or a 7900GT/GS on out forums for around $80-100.

The 7600GT should be a good card for your choice of games. They run cheap as well.
Didnt think about that. They need to be connected to the PSU dont they.

Yea, what he said then.
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Yeah I was kinda doubting this gateway would have enough juice to power an 8800GT. This is just a temporary fix until I get my finances rolling again. I'm kinda worrying about what will fit and what won't. Guess I will just have to open her up and see what kinda room I have.
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Yeah I was kinda doubting this gateway would have enough juice to power an 8800GT. This is just a temporary fix until I get my finances rolling again. I'm kinda worrying about what will fit and what won't. Guess I will just have to open her up and see what kinda room I have.
Well, Beond seeing what will fit in there look at your PSU while your at it and tell Us how many watts and how many amps on the 12v rails. Then we could then tell you what kind of card you can get. YOu can always upgrade your PSU later on But for now lets see if an 8600GT needs a 12v connector.
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Double checked, your good. The 8600GT is your card! It doesnt need a PCIE connector. I would say get it!
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Ok just opened her up real quick
300W with 15A on +12V rail.
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Double checked, your good. The 8600GT is your card! It doesnt need a PCIE connector. I would say get it!
Thanks for checking! Am I still good on power though?
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post #10 of 17
If you're planning on getting that 620watt Corsair PSU.. i suggest you wait a little longer until you can buy either a 8800gt and that, or go a little cheaper

GIGABYTE GV-RX387512H Radeon HD 3870 For $209
SILVERSTONE SST-ST60F 600W Modular For $120

I have that PSU.. its a beast
And my 3870 with the VF700.. doesnt go over 50C load (60fps in CoD4 [All high, 1680x1050, max textures])

But seriously dont skimp and get an 8600 cause you want to play CoD4 really bad.. you will enjoy it more in all its glory if you wait a little bit and get a better card.

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