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Old 06-26-2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of going with a new card and not sure which on to go with.

Core 2 Quad Procesor 2.66 GHz

6 Gigs of Ram

635 Watt Power Supply

Current video card is a Nvidia 9500GS.

Vista Home Premium 64 Bit edition.

Looking for a new card that has HD capabilities and need help on which one I should go with. I appreciate if anyone can assist me.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...181&CatId=3670

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...514&CatId=3670

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=21-63644356-2

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...852&CatId=3670

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...069&CatId=3669

Which one is the better upgrade? Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
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How about one of these: HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:33 AM   #3
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about 25 Dollars over my price range but it will be something I consider.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:46 AM   #4
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then just save 25$.
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The 5670's aren't bad cards. Not real gamers though. The HD 4850 is the best performing of the ones you listed.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:51 AM   #6
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From personal experience, the 4850 will play any game you want.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:09 AM   #7
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The thing is I'm scoping out cards for my dad as he isn't very Computer savy. This is the budget he gave me.

I'm actually disappointed with the 4850 that you need an adapter for a HDMI cable. When I saw the S-Video port I cringed.

How significant of an upgrade is the card compared to mine?

What about these Nvidia cards?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=19-43400333-2

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=18-62185459-2
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The thing is I'm scoping out cards for my dad as he isn't very Computer savy. This is the budget he gave me.

I'm actually disappointed with the 4850 that you need an adapter for a HDMI cable. When I saw the S-Video port I cringed.

How significant of an upgrade is the card compared to mine?

What about these Nvidia cards?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=19-43400333-2

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=18-62185459-2
Immensely better, at least on the order of 50% greater performance. The 4850 is on-par with the GTS 250, so both are relatively comparable. I own the 4850 and it is a very good card for the price. What do you have against s-video?
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Immensely better, at least on the order of 50% greater performance. The 4850 is on-par with the GTS 250, so both are relatively comparable. I own the 4850 and it is a very good card for the price. What do you have against s-video?
I want true HD from my HDTV HDMI is better than S-Video.

I may stay with Nvidia. Should I try to find a card with 1 Gig of Video Memory?
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use a DVI - HDMI cord. i use it. looks amazing on my vizio.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-834-_-Product

get this beast.
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So what will be the main use for the video card and system?
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use a DVI - HDMI cord. i use it. looks amazing on my vizio.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-834-_-Product

get this beast.
I do like the cooling system. Though I read some reviews on NewEgg that people had problems with it IE: Locked up the computer, Artifacts but I figure they didn't do alot of research?

Will any of the cards I listed and yours be able to run on my computer? Last card I bought for my old computer couldn't run but that was my mistake.

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So what will be the main use for the video card and system?
Probably gaming. but its more 60/40 since its used to watch TV/Movies

Going to be getting a Blu Ray burner as well so I needed a Card that utilizes HD.
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I would recommend the eVGA Geforce 9800GT 1GB, it works perfectly!
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:52 PM   #14
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i was thinking of getting the 5670 im still in a toss up between the 5670 4850 and the 250 gts i cant decide
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If its gonna be used for gaming then you should save up a bit for a 5770. Mine has maxxed every single game i've tried so far with no problems whatsoever
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