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Windows 7: Help me to find my best Graphic Card.

30 Sep 2010   #1
mrnt3250

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Help me to find my best Graphic Card.

Hi all,

I want to buy some graphic cards for my PC.

My PC Specifications Are :

MOTHERBOARD : INTEL DG41RQ ( Click here for more details )
CPU : INTEL CORE 2 DUO E4600 @ 2.40 GHz
RAM : 4 GB DDR2 ( 2 * 2 )
VIDEO : INTEL G41 Express Chipset - On-Board ( 1292 MB is written in CPU-Z as memory
but it think its 64 MB)
I saw some graphic cards in range of my budget and i selected : VGA Sapphire RADEON HD 4850 1GB

Here is the Graphic Card details :

Sapphire PCIe 2.0 HD4850 1GB ATI HD4850, PCI Express 2.0 1GB GDDR3 256Bit Memory @ 1.98GHz 2 x DL-DVI / TV Out (Max 2560x1600 DL) Single Slot Fan Cooler HDCP, Full Retail Box ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology Supports DirectX10.1 & Shader Model 4.1 ** NOTE: Minimum 450W PSU with 1 x 75W 6pin PCI-E power connector req For Crossfire X: Minimum 550W PSU with 2 x 6-pin PCI-E power connector req

I think that my PC could not support this graphic card.
I will be appreciated if anyone tell me compatible Graphic Card.

I don't need it to be the "Newest", i just want it to give me around 60-100 FPS in games like Modern Warfare 2 - FIFA 11 - GTA IV..

Thanks for your reply.


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30 Sep 2010   #2
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

that mobo has a pci-e slot, as long as it not in use that card will work...

i would look for a radeon HD 5XXX series card tho, the 4XXX series is older... look for HD 5830's, or if you can afford it a 5850
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01 Oct 2010   #3
mrnt3250

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
that mobo has a pci-e slot, as long as it not in use that card will work...

i would look for a radeon HD 5XXX series card tho, the 4XXX series is older... look for HD 5830's, or if you can afford it a 5850
Thanks for your reply,

Can your explain more about when its not using that card ?
I want some Graphic card with features like i said, 5830 is not available in my area
Can you just tell me which cards are compatible with my PC ?
I mean the PCI-Express or .. the exact data then i can say which cards are available for me.

Thanks for your help.
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01 Oct 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A couple of questions before making any recommendations,

1. Make and model of power supply?

2. Size of case?
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01 Oct 2010   #5
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
A couple of questions before making any recommendations,

1. Make and model of power supply?

2. Size of case?

yes these questions are important as well

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrnt3250 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
that mobo has a pci-e slot, as long as it not in use that card will work...

i would look for a radeon HD 5XXX series card tho, the 4XXX series is older... look for HD 5830's, or if you can afford it a 5850
Thanks for your reply,

Can your explain more about when its not using that card ?
I want some Graphic card with features like i said, 5830 is not available in my area
Can you just tell me which cards are compatible with my PC ?
I mean the PCI-Express or .. the exact data then i can say which cards are available for me.

Thanks for your help.
anything with a PCI-E interface will work in your PC, assuming you have the required power from the PSU and the physical space in your case - like stormy said .. this also assumes that you are not currently using the pci-e slot on your motherboard (see attachment)

not using the card? it wouldnt use it if it wasnt installed... you are currently using your onboard gfx from the motherboard, if you installed a gfx card it would use that


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01 Oct 2010   #6
mrnt3250

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks again for all answers.
Currently I'm just using the on-board GPU and PCI-E slot is free.
-- Edit --
My PSU model is DR-8400BTX.
Also i take some picture from inside of my case ( sorry for bad quality )


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02 Oct 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The case looks like it should be fine for just about any card you want to put in it.

The power supply on the other hand,

Help me to find my best Graphic Card.-107443_deer400w_adatlap.jpg

From everything I have seen about Deer power supplies I wouldn't trust to power a light bulb, never mind a computer. It isn't in this review (but should be),

The Bargain Basement Power Supply Roundup Review

Not sure I would run a card that doesn't require an extra power connection, and I definitely would not run one that does. That 4850 that you have you eye on is one that does, and if that is the one you want to get, you need a new, good quality power supply first.


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