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I never pay attention to graphics cards they are to expensive at the time for me to even keep up i dont make that much money so getting one is huge for me, im looking at this one and want to know if there is a better one for the price


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143141


i of course have pci-e

And i only have a 250 watt powersupply so keep that in mind and yes im getting
at least a 500 - 800 watt one soon but thats still to come one thing at a time
im think of somethign that can run vituraly everything at max with AA on ive got a 22 inch screen so it has to go at a decently high resoultion thanks guys in advance
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Get a PSU FIRST. A 250W would not support that card at all, even for a short amount of time.

I recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

that PSU if you go with the GTX 280. Something lesser in the 500-600 range would do for a card like the 4870, GTX 260, or 4850.

That graphics card that you linked is the fastest single GPU card you can get. However, you can get ones that are a slight bit slower and more bang for your buck. Like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810

That card should run most games on a 22" maxed. However, if you have the money to burn, grab the GTX280
Edited by Slappa - 12/13/08 at 6:51pm
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I'd go with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130398

Save an extra 130 bucks.
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Yes, deffinetly get a PSU first. A 250w psu will not handle that 280 or anything else in that range at all. When you do get a new psu, the 4870 and 260 are good choices, there is also a 1gb version of the 4870 but unless you plan on playing at a higher res you wont really need it.
    
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Get a power supply before you do anything else. A Radeon HD 4870 1GB or a Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 would the best choice. Please take some pictures of your case so we can determine how big of a card would fit and whether the stock cooling of the case would be adequate.
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Originally Posted by Slappa View Post
Get a PSU FIRST. A 250W would not support that card at all, even for a short amount of time.

I recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

that PSU if you go with the GTX 280. Something lesser in the 500-600 range would do for a card like the 4870, GTX 260, or 4850.

That graphics card that you linked is the fastest single GPU card you can get. However, you can get ones that are a slight bit slower and more bang for your buck. Like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810

That card should run most games on a 22" maxed. However, if you have the money to burn, grab the GTX280
Thanks man im going to get that other card you suggested, and i did say ignore that PSU fact, i ordered a 730W PSU yesterday from new egg but this christmas im getting money and gift cards from new egg and im getting that card, i just got a new Case ( midtower) and PSU, and a graphics card so it should work fine. thanks man ya helped me i just dont look at graphics cards since i can never afford them
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Quote:
Originally Posted by apgfeb14 View Post
Thanks man im going to get that other card you suggested, and i did say ignore that PSU fact, i ordered a 730W PSU yesterday from new egg but this christmas im getting money and gift cards from new egg and im getting that card, i just got a new Case ( midtower) and PSU, and a graphics card so it should work fine. thanks man ya helped me i just dont look at graphics cards since i can never afford them
Nice. Yeah the 4870 I mentioned is an amazing deal atm! Should suit your needs.

Oh I see. 730 Watts is more than enough.

No problem man, graphics cards are tough to decide on with so many choices!

EDIT: You may also want to look into 4870 1GB versions!
Edited by Slappa - 12/14/08 at 12:47pm
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I would go for the 9800gt
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I would go for the 9800gt
Why? 9800GT=8800GT

and the 8800GT struggles on a 22" monitors when settings are maxed.

He should go for the 4870 512MB or 1GB.
Edited by Slappa - 12/14/08 at 4:15pm
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Okay im looking to spend the extra $ for the 1gig version of the one suggested above
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131120
And it said

"plays Crysis at playable fps(~30) in all but most intense scenes."

as one of the comments, is this guy just mellow or what i dont know much about graphics cards i just slap em in my computer when i get one my last one was free but can it run crysis max with my 22'' widescreen, with AA ( even tho i dont need it ) and run it as smooth as possible... and how easy is it OCable. and i have never OC'ed before and i was wondering if i had a program to do it i was given one by "Slappa" ( thanks again ) but is this the same concept??
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