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Windows 7: What graphics card ?

22 Feb 2010   #1
harry5

 
What graphics card ?

Goodaye everyone
was wondering if anyone could recomend a graphics card for my pc am using on board graphics now is fine for most things but as my isp provides unmetered content for a tv station that I can't recieve and on my pc it is a little none too sharp. Watchable but could be better am not a gamer want something reasonably priced eg-$50-$100 my monitor is a 19 inch V7 R19W11 max resolution 1440x900 /60.0Hz Am asking cos am not real pc savvy any thoughts would be appreciated
Cheers
Harry


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22 Feb 2010   #2
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harry5 View Post
Goodaye everyone
was wondering if anyone could recomend a graphics card for my pc am using on board graphics now is fine for most things but as my isp provides unmetered content for a tv station that I can't recieve and on my pc it is a little none too sharp. Watchable but could be better am not a gamer want something reasonably priced eg-$50-$100 my monitor is V7 R19W11 max resolution 1440x900 /60.0Hz Am asking cos am not real pc savvy any thoughts would be appreciated
Cheers
Harry
Hello Harry,

If youre not looking to game, i'm going to recommend you this card. Its an exellent card for the value, and has HDMI, which you'll probably need.
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22 Feb 2010   #3
harry5

 

Hey there coolness
Thanks for reply I will begin to search ebay as no decent computer shops near me nearest one is about 250 mile round trip once again thank you
Cheers
Harry
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22 Feb 2010   #4
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

The Radeon HD 4850 is a fine choice.

But if the OP is not looking to game, then I'd go for a low end, low power consumption Radeon HD 5000 series card.

Radeon HD 5670 would be my choice.
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22 Feb 2010   #5
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
The Radeon HD 4850 is a fine choice.

But if the OP is not looking to game, then I'd go for a low end, low power consumption Radeon HD 5000 series card.

Radeon HD 5670 would be my choice.
Only a 10 $ diffirence, who knows, he might wanna game in the future, and he wont regret spending the extra 10$.
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22 Feb 2010   #6
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
The Radeon HD 4850 is a fine choice.

But if the OP is not looking to game, then I'd go for a low end, low power consumption Radeon HD 5000 series card.

Radeon HD 5670 would be my choice.
Only a 10 $ diffirence, who knows, he might wanna game in the future, and he wont regret spending the extra 10$.
I guess the kicker here would be the prospect(s) of gaming.

If he's confident he's not gonna game anytime soon, and goes ahead and buys a 4850, he's gonna be stuck with the bigger, hotter, louder and more power hungry card.
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24 Feb 2010   #7
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
The Radeon HD 4850 is a fine choice.

But if the OP is not looking to game, then I'd go for a low end, low power consumption Radeon HD 5000 series card.

Radeon HD 5670 would be my choice.
Only a 10 $ diffirence, who knows, he might wanna game in the future, and he wont regret spending the extra 10$.
I guess the kicker here would be the prospect(s) of gaming.

If he's confident he's not gonna game anytime soon, and goes ahead and buys a 4850, he's gonna be stuck with the bigger, hotter, louder and more power hungry card.
Aah, those things i did not think of. Well, theres also the fact that the 4850 would speed up his system. I really dont know which one i would take, but since i game, i would take the 4850. Your call OP.
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24 Feb 2010   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
... Well, theres also the fact that the 4850 would speed up his system...
What?
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24 Feb 2010   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harry5 View Post
Hey there coolness
Thanks for reply I will begin to search ebay as no decent computer shops near me nearest one is about 250 mile round trip once again thank you
Cheers
Harry
I shop here exclusively. The prices are great and fast delivery. Have a look: Graphics Cards
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25 Feb 2010   #10
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
... Well, theres also the fact that the 4850 would speed up his system...
What?
Well, if you have a better graphics card, it will take load off the processor when using Aero. Am i right?
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