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Old 09-09-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm new here so please don't flame if I've put this in the wrong place

I'm looking for a new graphics card for my PC. This is my spec:

Core 2 Duo E6600
2GB RAM
Gigabyte Motherboard (not sure of the model but it's a nice mid range one)
2x500GB SATAII Hard Drives
ATi Radeon x1600 Pro
580W Antec Power Supply

Being a keen gamer it's quite embarassing that I'm still running the x1600.

My budget is around 150, which I know will get me a nice mid range card. 200 tops.


Can anyone recommend me a good card which will let me run CSS, TF2, WoW, and other not-very-demanding games on their highest setting at upto 1600x1200?


Thanks very much.


James.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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9800 gts are really cheap right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130397
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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110 would get you a HD 4850, which is the price/performance card of the moment. That would be more than enough for all resolutions up to around 1600x1200. Anything above that and you'd have to make it a HD 4870.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:45 PM   #4
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Hmm, might go with a HD 4870, so that I've got a bit of future proofing.

I was looking at a 4870X2, but that's purely for the bragging factor. Plus my PSU probably wouldn't be able to power it.

I'll probably go with a HD4870 then, and get a couple of gigs of RAM while I'm at it.


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The 4870 is a great choice.
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