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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by i nEeD HeLp, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. i nEeD HeLp New Member

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    ok i dont know much about computers and i haven't ever had a video card. right now my comp. has a 300wt. power supply which doesn't have enough cables to power a video card. so i am looking at upgrading the power supply for this one

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3255392&sku=ULT-LS500

    and going to get this card i have a VGA output

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4390151&Sku=B52-9607 (or a better card for under $120 CANADIAN that u kno of)

    will it run ok?

    ALSO i have a
    AMD athlon 64 proccessor 3200+
    2.01ghz CPU (rated at 3.1)

    would i be able to play games like farcry 2 and ones with good graphics?
     
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    Yes it all depends on what monitor youre using.
     
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    9600gt's are good cards! Go for it!
     
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  4. i nEeD HeLp New Member

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    its a small lcd one also i just noticed that i have a VGA monitor
     
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    h3llb3nd4 New Member

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    can you tell us the resolution?
     
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    1024x768 i always use this never change it
     
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    yeah, then a 9600GT would suffice.
     
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    thanks man
     
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    Forget newegg.ca and tigerdirect.ca.....both are fucking sucky on prices to say the least. :banghead:

    Buy from this place, www.directcanada.com - you'll save a ton of money and if your outside BC you dont pay GST!

    Edit: On a note of DirectCanada, I'd buy THIS PSU HERE.

    I'd consider a different gfx card, say a 4830 as the extra cash would give you a better card.
     
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  11. i nEeD HeLp New Member

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    i never even heard of that site. thanks for it
     
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    having doubts on the video card. about to buy. but keep thinking there is a better one out there! can you good looking and not to mention smart people help me find the absolute best card under 100 CANADIAN?

    WITH VGA OR DVI-VGA ADAPTER INCLUDED
     
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    +1 to that.

    Then think about upgrading the rest of your system later this year.....even an E7200 + 2GB DDR2 and a cheap Asus board would kick your system in the nuts :nutkick: and eat anything you will be likely to throw at it.

    You know, monitors are relatively cheap too and air shipping is only another $10 and is ridiculously fast; BC to MTL in a day!

    Shipped by Purolator. :rockout:
     
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    i only have enough money for a psu and card now. will it be better to get the card that n-ster recommend
     
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    I think it's probablly best to just get the 9600GT. At your resolution with a single core AMD processor anything else is overkill and a waste of money.
     
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    I agree. Save a few bucks on the gfx and put it towards future upgrades. :toast:
     
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    I say get a PSU and 4850 (big CPU bottleneck) and then later on invest about 300$ or something in mobo + CPU + RAM... (maybe a 720BE?)

    I would get good upgrades and get results now AND after instead of investing in something your just satisfied with and it gets worse later (therefore a waste of money...)

    Question is... can you get 300$ to invest on your comp by say, July? If not, you must rethink about it...
     

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