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Windows 7: try to choose a graphics card

15 Aug 2009   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you won't regret getting the 4890, especially looking at your screen res...


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16 Aug 2009   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you won't regret getting the 4890, especially looking at your screen res...
...but then look at the rest of the specs.

It's a great card, but with the rest of the specs I wouldn't expect miracles tbh
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16 Aug 2009   #13
Vapor

windows 7
 
 

If you want to play crysis you would need to upgrade that cpu first, thats my suggestion - you can get decent dual core cpu's like the e5200 that overclock very well quite cheap.

I have a 4890 and i love it, runs everything i want at high details and overclocks decently.

Edit: hopefully your motherboard is lga775 and you can upgrade to a c2d or pentium dual core with a bios update, pentium dual core with 800mhz fsb is more likely with that old of a cpu. (something like e21xx, e2200 which overclock to 3ghz with decent cooling)

Post your motherboard model # and i'll check it out for you

Double Edit: If you have a Compaq SR2011WM like in your sig then it has the ecs rc410-m motherboard which only supports up to pentium D dual core cpus so you would need a new m/b as well - though you could reuse the ram it would probably be very slow ram and need replacing eventually as well.
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17 Aug 2009   #14
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

your RAM & CPU will need upgrading once you buy any of the listed cards above....


the faster card will create a performance bottleneck with the rest of your components..

for 1920x1200 the 4890 sings at that res, but your gonna need a new CPU to properly open up that card...
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18 Aug 2009   #15
treachery

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

i remember our convo in the pms skunksmash, and i should update my spec list because i took your advice skunksmash and i saved up and now im building a whole new rig, i just needed help choosing the graphics card, didn't know witch one i should pic, if you guys want i can post the spec of the new pc, ordering the parts this weekend

and sorry for the late reply, but thanks for the help guys i think i am going to go with the 4890 unless you guys know a better card in that price range?
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18 Aug 2009   #16
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by treachery View Post
i remember our convo in the pms skunksmash, and i should update my spec list because i took your advice skunksmash and i saved up and now im building a whole new rig, i just needed help choosing the graphics card, didnt know witch one i should pic, if you guys want i can post the spec of the new pc, ordering the parts this weekend
please do......

once we have the new component list we'll be able to properly suggest a card for ya....
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18 Aug 2009   #17
treachery

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

alright my specs are updated and i think i did a good job, i think with everything im getting after the graphics card it should be under 800 bucks

i figured with me only getting 30-45 fps in css prob due to my slow cpu and 533 ram and crappy graphics card, and windows 7 coming out soon i might as well do a full upgrade

the cpu and mobo comes together and case and psu comes together as well saving me some money. all parts are going to be coming from newegg and if anyone know of better parts for the money please let me know. thanks
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18 Aug 2009   #18
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

4870HDx2 is very well-priced and will last for a very solid 3 years.
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18 Aug 2009   #19
treachery

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

i agree that the 4870x2 is a good card but a bit out of my price range, trying to keep the whole build under 800
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18 Aug 2009   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Stick with the 4890 if it still falls within your budget.

ATI are releasing their next generation of 58XX cards in about a month or so, so the 48XX series should become a little cheaper if you can afford to wait a little longer.
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