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Old 08-23-2008, 05:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It depends on what you have and what card you are getting.

Seriously dude....you haven't told us anything about your rig or what you expect out of the card. I don't mean to scold you but how in the **** do you expect us to recommend something out of the blue?

I mean.....do you have to upgrade your power supply? Tell me how I am supposed to know that when I don't know which one you currently have?
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Do you need to upgrade your power supply for most of these cards?

What about compatibility like GDDR3,4 and 5?
Depends if you have a good one...

Don't go by that old thought that watts matter, because they don't
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heh was afraid this thread would get out of control :]

Manufacturer:
Acer
Processor:
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory:
3070MB RAM
Hard Drive:
489 GB Total
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Monitor:
SyncMaster T220/T220G,SyncMaster Magic T220/T220G(Digital)
Sound Card:
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)

there is my setup, I'm not buying a card yet maybe in a few months just wanna start looking early just in case I find some deals

Not sure about my power supply, standard I guess?

Sorry for being so newb :/
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well you can glance around but if you aren't intending to buy now then we can't really recommend anything. Technology recommendations have an expiration date of about a week.

Take of the side of your case and physically look at the PSU. You will see a sticker like this on your PSU. Look under the 12v and tell us what the amperage is.

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as long as its about 26A+ ull be fine. the 4850 is probably the best card for money, but u can also now get a 9800gtx+ for about the same and nvidia had better support in games so either be good. but ur cpu is going to let you down a bit in high end games like crysis, even with mine at 3.3 i get a let down. but theres no doubt u will notice a HUGE increase.
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