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Old 07-07-2010, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help picking out the best graphics card for me please help

hey guys im currently looking at some graphics cards to hook up into my desktop. here is my specs.

Processor :AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+, 64-bit dual core processor
Operates at 2.6 GHz
2 x 512 KB L2 cache
2000 MHz system bus
Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE
Memory Installed: 3072 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory (two 1024 MB and two 512 MB modules)
Expandable to: 4 GB (4 DDR2 DIMM slots)
Hard Drive: 400 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive
Support for up to two hard drives
Optical Drive DVD ±RW, 18X super multi-format dual layer (up to 8.5GB)
Write max: 18X DVD±R, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 8X DVD+R DL, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW
Read max: 16X DVD-ROM, 48X CD-ROM
Supports Labelflash™
Media Card Reader 15-in-1 high speed digital media manager supporting the following:
Compact Flash (CF) I, II
IBM Microdrive™ (MD)
SmartMedia Card (SMC)
Memory Stick™ (MS)
Memory Stick Duo (MS Duo)
Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)
Memory Stick PRO Duo (MS PRO Duo)
Secure Digital™ (SD)
Mini Secure Digital (MiniSD)
Multi Media Card (MMC)
RS Multi Media Card (RS-MMC) (need adapter)
Multi Media Plus Card (MMC Plus)
Multi Media Mobile Card (MMC Mobile)
xD-Picture Card (xD)
Video NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE integrated graphics
Up to 128MB of shared video memory
Audio Integrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition Audio
Network Support Integrated MARVELL 88E8056 10/100 Ethernet
Modem 56 K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem
Power Supply 300 watt
Add-in Card Slots One PCI Express ×16 (graphics interface)
One PCI Express ×1
Two PCI conventional
External Connectors One PS/2 keyboard port
One PS/2 mouse port
One VGA monitor port
One parallel port
One serial port
Six USB ports (four rear, two front)
Two IEEE 1394a port (one rear, one front)
One RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port
Eight audio jacks (six rear, two front)
Drive Bays Five total:
Two external 5.25-inch
One external 3.5-inch (with a docking bay for optional Gateway 2.5-inch removable USB hard drive)
Two internal 3.5-inch (hard drive)
Physical Dimensions
(H × W × D)

i have a 300 W PSU so im looking for a decent graphics card that is pretty cheap..can you guys please help?
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What will this desktop be used for? Budget?
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thanks for the reply.

umm for moderate gaming, surfing the web, videos, music

my budget is up to 50 dollars..im looking on newegg but theres so many choices around that budget making me a little confused on which one i should purchase..thanks alot.im looking at these at the moment

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R435OC-512I Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card

Newegg.com - Palit NE28400SH0856 GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card

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Newegg.com - Video Cards, NVIDIA Video Card, ATI Video Cards, AGP Video Cards, GeForce Video Card, Radeon Video Card
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IMO the Gigabyte 4350 is your best bet for the price.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R435OC-512I Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card

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Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4350 1GBD2-H Radeon HD 4350 1GB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
with a slight overclock this does circles around that but you might need better cooling

but out of the box the gigabyte 4350 should meet your needs in your budget.
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thanks for the info.

Newegg.com - MSI R4350-MD512H Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
what do u think of this one? it seems to have better reviews btw..thanks alot! again.
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Hey no problem.

Gigabytes still your best bet it has a faster gpu clock and I would't worry about quality gigabyte is one of the best.

I'm sure you'll be happy with the gigabyte or the powercolor so it's up to you.
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Hey no problem.

Gigabytes still your best bet it has a faster gpu clock and I would't worry about quality gigabyte is one of the best.

I'm sure you'll be happy with the gigabyte or the powercolor so it's up to you.
o ok thanks once again..does the gigabyte graphics card's fan need a seperate power plug or something? or does it run the fan once its attached to the express x16 slot? also even tho its express 2.0 it will still run on my 16x slot right??? thanks alot!
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o ok thanks once again..does the gigabyte graphics card's fan need a seperate power plug or something? or does it run the fan once its attached to the express x16 slot? also even tho its express 2.0 it will still run on my 16x slot right??? thanks alot!
No that card is 100% bus powered so its just plug and play

most am2 slot boards come with 2.0 your slot is a 16x but there are different x16's 2.0 being the newest one.
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No that card is 100% bus powered so its just plug and play

most am2 slot boards come with 2.0 your slot is a 16x but there are different x16's 2.0 being the newest one.
ah i c thanks alot.

so in other words the gigabyte card should work with my computer? i read that 2.0's are backwards compatible so im guessing it should work on my x16 slot..thanks.
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ah i c thanks alot.

so in other words the gigabyte card should work with my computer? i read that 2.0's are backwards compatible so im guessing it should work on my x16 slot..thanks.
I'm 99.9999999% sure. If it doesn't RMA it and get somenthing else. No problem.
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