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Windows 7: graphics card purchase? (UK)

02 Feb 2010   #11
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

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02 Feb 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The system is pointless with a 2.1GHz CPU, it will slow everything down. If you want to play games, you also need a PSU with enough amps on the 12V rail(s). The choice is:

1) 4890 is you don't want to spend too much

2) 5870 if you want futureproofing

Gaming needs a good card, not these budget recommendations.
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02 Feb 2010   #13
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The system is pointless with a 2.1GHz CPU, it will slow everything down. If you want to play games, you also need a PSU with enough amps on the 12V rail(s). The choice is:

1) 4890 is you don't want to spend too much

2) 5870 if you want futureproofing

Gaming needs a good card, not these budget recommendations.
true but he'll be upping to a x4 in the spring... and yes... what kinda psu do you have?
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02 Feb 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The system is pointless with a 2.1GHz CPU, it will slow everything down. If you want to play games, you also need a PSU with enough amps on the 12V rail(s). The choice is:

1) 4890 is you don't want to spend too much

2) 5870 if you want futureproofing

Gaming needs a good card, not these budget recommendations.
true but he'll be upping to a x4 in the spring... and yes... what kinda psu do you have?
Right and an X4 will push a 4890 or 5870 properly.
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02 Feb 2010   #15
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The system is pointless with a 2.1GHz CPU, it will slow everything down. If you want to play games, you also need a PSU with enough amps on the 12V rail(s). The choice is:

1) 4890 is you don't want to spend too much

2) 5870 if you want futureproofing

Gaming needs a good card, not these budget recommendations.
true but he'll be upping to a x4 in the spring... and yes... what kinda psu do you have?
Right and an X4 will push a 4890 or 5870 properly.
exactly except he can't spend that much.... i don't think
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03 Feb 2010   #16
sergiogarcia9

 

GT220 only requires 300w PSU btw
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04 Feb 2010   #17
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

ok thanks guys for your input if it was nvidia i think i would go for the 9600, but i found a MSI 4670 1GB for 65 quid, and looking at reviews and stuff like on youtube, its plays the high games pretty well. Im not a heavy PC gamer, console gamer mostly, but i want to play cod:mw2 to play friends and a dedicated card will give a better overall perfomance in windows.
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04 Feb 2010   #18
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Why don't you look at the ATI 5000 series (supports Direct X 11), they would be a bit more future proof than the 4000 series. And you can also pick them up at quite reasonable prices (below your 80 budget)

Quick search
ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB*
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04 Feb 2010   #19
BugMeister

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

I'm running 2x4890's in Crossfire mode - it'll play anything..
- but the CPU is all important, though..

- no point in getting ultra-fast cards if the CPU can't cope..
..it's all about balance..
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