Lt. Commander
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# 1 Need Lil Help Graphics Card
02-04-2010, 03:53 PM
Ok gonna be getting new pc soon this one i got is Video Lagging way to much gonna be getting this prob


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883147077

Now im not changing out the PSU on this so what it is its staying that way. Friend Told me 9400Gt is good for him on almost max with no vid lag.

So I want a suggestion what vid card would be good I want a decent one that I can run max to almost max gonna tell you what i have now.

I have this machine http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883107856 With a ATI 2400HD and its just not cutting it anymore Processor is running constant 100+F or around 40 or 45C this is gonna melt my machine. Any Suggestions would be helpful my budget is around $600 To 650 Max with SHipping and Tax here is zip COde for where i live so you can check Tax 61764. I dont want to buld my own because i did it once hated it.

Thank you for you time
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# 2
02-04-2010, 03:59 PM
yea, psu and graphics thats all you need. but if your gunna be doing that. you may as well get a game rig pre-made for about the same price.

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ for example.
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# 3
02-04-2010, 04:22 PM
Thank you for that have to check it out
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# 4
02-04-2010, 04:30 PM
Honestly if you have $600 to spend it might be worth your while to at least consider a custom-built gaming PC. IBuyPower and Cyberpower are two good online PC builders (full warranty, they use good parts, etc.) and I know their desktops probably start in the $500 to $600 range.

If you spend maybe an extra $100-$200 you could get something quite decent that you wouldn't have to worry about upgrading for a while.


If you just want a card recommendation, I recently got a Nvidia 9800gt for about $100 on Newegg and it runs most games at full or near-full settings. The 8800gt was a dream of a card but it fried out



Edit: Oops. Someone beat me to it nm
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# 5
02-04-2010, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Viper99991 View Post
Ok gonna be getting new pc soon this one i got is Video Lagging way to much gonna be getting this prob


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883147077

Now im not changing out the PSU on this so what it is its staying that way. Friend Told me 9400Gt is good for him on almost max with no vid lag.

So I want a suggestion what vid card would be good I want a decent one that I can run max to almost max gonna tell you what i have now.

I have this machine http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883107856 With a ATI 2400HD and its just not cutting it anymore Processor is running constant 100+F or around 40 or 45C this is gonna melt my machine. Any Suggestions would be helpful my budget is around $600 To 650 Max with SHipping and Tax here is zip COde for where i live so you can check Tax 61764. I dont want to buld my own because i did it once hated it.

Thank you for you time
You need to understand how graphics cards are named, and it's difficult because it changed.

with ati and nvidia the first number denotes the series ( like the year of release 0 so 2xxx 3xxx 8xxx 9xxx are older than 4xxx 5xxx ( Nvidia changes after the 9 series and goes into the GTS/x 200 series )

The xxx is very important. This is the bit that counts. a m x400 card is not a gaming card whatever the release. the 9400 is a rebadged 8500GT and as such is not considered a gaming card.
Whatever you choose for gaming the x6xx models are considered bottom entry level.
The X8xx series are the high end.

The 9400GT will be little better than your 2400HD

if you want all round gaming then go for the 4870 or a 5850 and above from ATO and a 9800GT or GTX250 from nividia ( the GTX 250 is a rebadged 9800GTX)

That's your entry level for gaming at high res with good frame rates. x6xx for a budget but expect to compromise and x8xx when you want high performance.

Ram is not as important on a gpu as some people make out. It will never use 1gb of ram if it does not have a high enough pixel fillrate. Having said that get a minimum of 512mb.

and for $600? I could build you a new PC for that which would be high end. But I'm in the UK. High end GPU's need extra power so a PSU with PCI plug on a 30A 12V rail is a good idea and that should be no more than $50. Then you can get a GTX260 and be way under your budget and future proof for some time to come. For that budget you could even buy better.



Hope that helps.

Hit me up by mail if you want actual re-build advice. I sell around 6 PC's a month, as a hobby but it keeps me in beer.
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# 6
02-04-2010, 06:40 PM
Wow at the responses Ya didnt know anything bout computer Vid cards really new ram and quad are good but thats not what drives the Vid. Card. Totaly so yes gonna have to look into all this soon because taxes getting deposited soon and this POS pc is flying out the window

Once again I thank you all for the info.
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# 7
02-04-2010, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Viper99991 View Post
Wow at the responses Ya didnt know anything bout computer Vid cards really new ram and quad are good but thats not what drives the Vid. Card. Totaly so yes gonna have to look into all this soon because taxes getting deposited soon and this POS pc is flying out the window

Once again I thank you all for the info.
Please feel free to ask any questions via PM. I may not be able to build it for you but I can point you in the right direction to save some money but still get performance.
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# 8
02-04-2010, 07:55 PM
Sent ya a message zoot
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