PC graphics cards.... totally lost

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Aug 9, 2009
  1. jamsplodge
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    Hey all,

    I've been out of PC gaming for a long time now thanks to all my consoles. Want to get back into it but haven't got a clue what anything means when it comes to specifications....

    So the question is, if you were going to buy a new graphics card and you had around £80-£90 to play with and you were going to buy from cclonline.com ...... what would you get? Any help would be greatly appreciated [​IMG] Reasons for you choice would also be great to help me understand what all the jargon means.

    Oh, other information.... I have quad core CPU at 2.6GHz and 4gb RAM and 2.0x PCI-E so I should be able to support any card you suggest.

    Ta!
     
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    I think the 9800GT or HD4850 might be in that price range.

    I'm pretty out of the loop too though.
     
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    Yeah, I was lookling at the 4850 but was concerned that all the others had meaty fans on them and that only had a heat sink..... confused me
     
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    Nvidia GTX260's are cheap as hell right now.
     
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    get the gtx275 with stock cooler [​IMG] silent and fast.

    gtx260 is nice, but theres so many versions (55/65nm, 216sp/192sp) you dont know which one you get or to choose.
     
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    Get a 4850, they're awesome [​IMG]
     
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    he cant afford either of those cards

    also you can easily tell the difference between a GTX260
    it will say core 216, if not then its almost always a core 192
     
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    I have decided to get the 4850 because that is in my price range and more than one person has recommended it including the dread pirate LeChuck.
     
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    Meh, you should have saved up for a 4870 for like $150US.
     
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    Er, i dont mean to hijack this thread, but could anyone recommend me a graphics card too? hopefully below $60?
    Specs:
    Processor: AMD athlon x2 4850e Dual-core proccessor
    Memory: 2GB
    Graphics
    Nvidia Geforce 6150 SE
    my graphics is my mother board, 2.0 pci-e slots.
     
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    hows your PSU?

    a 4650 or 4670 would be good choices
     
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    i opened up my computer, my PSU has a maximum of 250.
     
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    ouch 250 isn't very good these days. im surprised you are running a dual core on that. i doubt you'll be able to run any card from the last 2 maybe even 3 generations on that 250w.
     
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    i've read some good things about the ATI 4770 - mid range budget card that can powered on small PSU (important for me as my dell only has a 300 watt PSU)
     
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    yea, my friend is going to get me one for my B-day (today) im hoping hes gonna get me a 450 or 500 at least.
     
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    just make sure he buy a good branded PSU and not some junky PSU from rosewill or where ever
     

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