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Need a new Graphics Card.

posted by VeronicanPlay on - last edited - Viewed by 213 users

Well I was too excessive at first, I need a good cheap-ish graphics card, as I just want to be able to run my games at max graphics. I hope someone has some ideas, as I am at a total loss.

So a good end graphics card, to a reasonable price. :)

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  • A good card that is actually pretty cheap is the ATI Radeon HD 4850. That's the card I use, and I can tell you, it runs every new game out there really smoothly. I tested out COD 4 and Left 4 Dead, and they work really well on high settings, as well as Tales of Monkey Island and Sam and Max. It doesn't need a lot of power to run (about 450 W is the recommended amount) and it runs in any slot from PCI Express 1.0 onwards. Just make sure your power supply comes with a 6-pin PCI Express connector, otherwise, it won't run.

  • Sound good, the only problem I worked out is that my power supply is only 300 watts so I will need a new one of them as well. Good thing is that they are cheap. :)

    I will look into that card, as it might be what I am looking for.

  • @VeronicanPlay said: Sound good, the only problem I worked out is that my power supply is only 300 watts so I will need a new one of them as well. Good thing is that they are cheap. :)

    Never buy a cheap power supply!!! A bad PSU can kill all of the other components in your system, you don't want to increase the chances of that happening. Even if it's not harming other components, a cheap PSU can cause system instabillity.

    That's not saying you need to get an expensive power supply, but read reviews and go for something mid-range.

  • @The Gentleman said: Here.

    Yeah, that card is great too. I still have that card in its box as I never got around to selling it after I got my new card. Hmm, I should probably do that...

  • So I thought I would let you know where this is coming to.

    I thought the Graphics Card was enough, but my power supply is really bad, and so is my motherboard. It was a cheap computer I bought at a supermarket because my other one was about to break. And I had no real money to buy a real gamer computer.

    But now that I earn money I can afford one, and at first I was really cheap and thought I could do with the card.
    But now I am going to buy a completely new computer for real gaming, and I can't wait.

    I really appreciate the responses, and I am sure others with graphics card problems will come here... Well maybe anyway.

    I just thought I would not let you in the dark, see how nice I am. :D

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