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Windows 7: graphic card recommendation

02 Nov 2009   #1
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 
graphic card recommendation

My graphic card is the lowest score for my WEI and I'd like to make it a little higher. I have a 305w power supply so I'm not sure what card/s I could run before needing to upgrade my power supply.

Right now I have a Radeon X600 graphic card in my computer. I don't know much about it or any of the better cards out there.

I currently have a VGA and a DVI monitor. In the future (hopefully near) I would like to get a LCD TV and use HDMI. I don't need a VGA port as I have a supply of various connectors/adapters/cords to get VGA.

Any suggestions would be great

Thanks,
Andrew


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02 Nov 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

If you'd fill in your system specs It will help with a suggestion. Thanks graphic card recommendation-usercp-1.png


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02 Nov 2009   #3
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
If you'd fill in your system specs It will help with a suggestion. Thanks Attachment 34647

Done
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02 Nov 2009   #4
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koch1ar View Post
My graphic card is the lowest score for my WEI and I'd like to make it a little higher. I have a 305w power supply so I'm not sure what card/s I could run before needing to upgrade my power supply.

Right now I have a Radeon X600 graphic card in my computer. I don't know much about it or any of the better cards out there.

I currently have a VGA and a DVI monitor. In the future (hopefully near) I would like to get a LCD TV and use HDMI. I don't need a VGA port as I have a supply of various connectors/adapters/cords to get VGA.

Any suggestions would be great

Thanks,
Andrew
I recommend that you buy the very best that you can afford at this time ... The Best is worth saving for also. You will not be disappointed if you buy the BEST you can AFFORD.
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02 Nov 2009   #5
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

To find out your motherboard download this CPUID and install it, look under the motherboard tab and it will give you the make and model.

Once we know your motherboard we can help you properly.
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02 Nov 2009   #6
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

its a dell 0HH807. Thanks, yes I would like to get the best that I can afford/run with my current system. I don't mind having to upgrade a thing or two to be able to run a certain card (depending what they are lol).
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02 Nov 2009   #7
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

A good budget card card is ATi Radeon 4350, its a solid performer. It wont run the latest games on high resolution but it will run them.
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02 Nov 2009   #8
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

Oh and my current card is hotter than the sun after 30min of running so I think I should look for one with a built in fan as a another requirement.

I don't game but I will be watching tv and movies for hours on end
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02 Nov 2009   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Radeon X600 Graphics Technology Ok now we know the X600 is a PCI-e card, the question now would be how much do you want to spend? You can get a 5770 for 174.99 from Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards I like this card because of the DDR5, 1gb memory. DX11, 3 monitors 2 dvi 1 HDMI,Low power consumtion and only a 450w power supply is needed. The problem is you only have a 305w PSU so your really limited and under powered for much of an upgrade without doing the power supply as well. This card stil requires a 400w. And it's not the watts that are the problem it's the voltage on the 12v rail. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150396
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02 Nov 2009   #10
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Radeon X600 Graphics Technology Ok now we kknow the X600 is a PCI-e card, the question now would be how much do you want to spend? You can get a 5770 for 174.99 from Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Does every card with a fan take up two slots? I don't have anymore open
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