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Old June 8, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Hello I want to upgrade my graphics card I currently have a RADEON x600

my specs:
Intel Pentium 940 Dual core 3.20ghz socket 775
2GB DDR2 ram
asus motherboard with two PCI 16x slots
400w power supply
windows 7 64bit

I was thinking a GeForce 8600 or GeForce 210 ?
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Old June 8, 2012, 07:28 AM
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What's your budget / where do you shop, and why do you want a new graphics card (GPU)?
Also if you get a new GPU, do you plan to keep it and then build a new computer around it in the future (e.g. after saving some more money)?
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Old June 8, 2012, 08:35 AM
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$60 budget, i shop at NCIX.ca and i want a new one so i can run more games, the card i have now can run most games i play but i would like to run a bit more, im not talking like BF3 but newer CoD's. and i would not keep it around if i upgrade/build a new PC
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Old June 8, 2012, 09:08 AM
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I have an ASUS X1950PRO lying around somewhere. If I can find it I can send it to you. You pay shipping, that's all.

ASUS - Graphics Cards- ASUS EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M

EDIT: That card is a DX9 card. But if you're still running WinXP, then you're limited to DX9 anyways, so that wouldn't make a difference.

If you want something a little more modern/powerful, you could look at a new GT430 which sells for about $45 after MIR.

Here is the link to the product on NCIX.
Here is a review on the card from Guru3D
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Hehe, you're in luck, I just saw this on the BST.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tml#post633164 for $50

I don't think you'll find a better GPU for your system than this. Playable framerates in Crysis, and it absolutely destroys CODMW



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Old June 8, 2012, 12:43 PM
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for a $60 budget, find a used GTX260,275,or 280, maybe even a used GTS450.
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for a $60 budget, find a used GTX260,275,or 280, maybe even a used GTS450.
You might have missed it but he is running a 400W supply with far from a power efficent 940 Duely. Not a good idea to put such a power hungry card in there, save the GTS450...

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You would need a power supply upgrade to handle a 4850. I would say GT430, HD 5570, HD 4670, GT240, HD 5670. Those cards should be a decent upgrade for you, run on your current power supply without issue, and keep you in or a touch over budget. Take a look around and see what deals you can find...maybe find one used to save a few extra dollars.

EDIT: just a quick look and I found refurbished hd 4670 for $41 with free shipping. It would be an option.

Newegg.ca - Refurbished: VisionTek 400623 Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card

Newegg.ca - Refurbished: VisionTek 400530 Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card
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I think he'd be fine with his 400W. I ran a 5830 for a year with a 400 watt with an older Phenom quadcore, which wasn't exactly a miserly processor when it comes to power. The recommended PS for the 5830 was 450W, just like the 4850. Only difference is that the 5830 had one 8-pin and one 6-pin connector, while the 4850 only has one 6-pin. I think he'll be fine with the PS that he has.
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this should do nicely.

Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 800MHZ 1GB $73.00 - $15 mir
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