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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by bpgt64, Jul 27, 2010.

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    My little brother killed the fan on his ATI X1650, He's using a Box fan and an open case to play WoW, I applaud his effort, our mother loathes it. Was gonna send him an upgrade as he just helped me move apartments. Whats the best bang for the buck, sub 100 bucks?

    Prefer to order from Newegg, the gpu can't suck tooo much power, as it's going in an AMD X64 3800 X2, with a stock PSU from HP(300W ish).

    Also, PCI-E 2.0 please.
     
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    Oh shit he did say on a little PSU.
     
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    Yeah if he has a 6 pin then the 1gb 250 is better
     
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    This is a good choice! :toast:
     
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    It still works. You have to give them your invoice number which would give the date the item was ordered.

    9800gt should run the game maxed minus shadows just fine.
     
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    damn to bad I was going to point you in the direction of my sale thread, GTX260 for $100 cant be beaten fo sho
     
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    No way his PSU could handle that card tho.
     
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    go with the 9800GT man... that thing will rape WoW especially at the resolution? god dam...

    How ever... this would be a tad better

    XFX GT240XYAFC GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit DDR3 P...

    GT240... pretty much a 9800GT but a lot more efficent would do ur bro a lot of good :) none the less the 9800GT posted above will do good as well ur choice now ;)
     
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    If you're idea that the GT 240 is better than the 9800GT is based based on power consumption alone then you're right, it draws a little bit less. However, the 9800GT wins hands down in performance numbers.
     
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    That's good and all.... but still wrong. 9800GT still faster. Just take a look at the reviews by W1zzard http://techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GT_240_Sonic/7.html Check out the 1920x1200 resolution graph 9800GT pulls 56.3 FPS Now go to the overclocking section of the review where this GT 240 pulls some of the fastest overclocks on that model. It still only gets 44.8 FPS so even stupid oc'd it still losses to stock 9800GT.
     
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    @bpgt64

    What's max res will be gaming at? Even with that asked I am going out on a limb here with saying you should look into a HD5670.

    @jamborhgini313

    That ain't going to happen. Power supply wouldn't want any part of that card.

    @Beer

    Either case, i know I wouldn't be gaming at 19x12 with either card :p
     
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    "He's playing at like 1024x768"

    i play at 1368 x 7 something COD at 450FPS if i wanted lol

    but for WoW a 9500 would be over kill lol
     
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    HP's OEM psu's aren't complete shit. I installed an HD4850 on my uncles and it has been running no problems for five or six months. If you can find a GTS 250/HD4850 I think that is the best card you can run safely on that psu.
     
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    Yeah I know it was a little off topic but it's the only resolution W1zz gives in his overclocked section anymore so I had to use it to compare. In reality most of the cards mentioned here should work just fine at 1024x768.
     
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    lmfao no not at all. Once you start raiding, nothing is overkill.
     
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    I'd also suggest the 5670 as you also get DX11 with it fwiw.
     
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    stick a 80 or 92mm fan on it and call it a day
     

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