August 1st, 2008, 10:33 PM
Help choosing graphics card for new system build
I need help picking a graphics cards for my new pc.
I do not intend to do sli or crossfire.
I thought about getting the 8800gts 512mb G92
is this a good card
My build is
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP35-DS3P
Ram: 2 x 1Gb Corsair Ram XMS2
Harddrive: Seagate 750GB
DVD: LG Dvd burner
Case: Antec 900
PSU: Corsair HX-520
August 11th, 2008, 05:09 AM
First you might want to tell us what this pc will be used for ?
August 11th, 2008, 05:39 AM
the pc will be used for gaming
August 11th, 2008, 06:01 AM
And what would be your budget for this component ?
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August 11th, 2008, 06:15 AM
the most i would probaly spend is around the 500 dollar mark
Last edited by PcGuru125; August 11th, 2008 at 06:17 AM.
Reason: spelling error
August 11th, 2008, 06:35 AM
The 8800 gts is indeed a good card, but if you decide to have a big screen (24" and greater) it will show its limits very soon on the latest games.
If you are not an afficionado of nvidia, I would go for the ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 Mo if you're not affraid of the noise.
Indeed this card may make noise if confined in a narrow space, but offers great performances for a good price (there is almost no differences with the 8800 gts price) even on big screens.
EDIT : and if you want to save some money and if you are on a 20" or a 22" I suggest you take a look at the HD 4850 512 Mo which is really good value for money and well-balanced.
August 12th, 2008, 05:38 AM
not affraid of noise
i think i will go with the 4870 as it seem to be a good card
thanks for your help
August 12th, 2008, 07:09 AM
The new 4870 X2 is now the fastest and it excels at very high resolutions. The GTX 280 is almost as good and a lot quieter.
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August 12th, 2008, 07:18 AM
what power consumtion and price is the HD 4870 x2
thanks for the help
August 13th, 2008, 04:14 AM
I think it's a bit off topic to talk about these cards...
The 4870 X2 costs way much than $500...
Even the GTX 280 price is above $500
That's why I didn't mention these cards.
We're not trying to see which card is the best on the market right now, but the most suitable for your build (and your budget), and I do think the 4870 512 Mo, is the best choice (I may change my choice once you have told us how big will be your screen).
Indeed, you didn't say what will be the size of your screen... It is not worth to buy a top-notch card if your playing on a 21 (or less) inches screen...
The most important is to have a well-balanced build in order to make the most of each component.
August 13th, 2008, 06:09 AM
i was just wondering about these cards for a future card.
But i will probaly get the 4870.
I will be playin on a screen below 22inch.
August 13th, 2008, 06:43 AM
If you are below 22 inches, you can save more than $100 by choosing the 4850 which is enough to play the latest games like Call of Duty 4 or Unreal Tournament III (with texture filters enabled) on 19", 20" and even 22".
If you are on 24" or considering upgrading to a 24" screen in the future (or if you don't need to save money), it would better to go for the 4870
August 13th, 2008, 07:13 AM
i will sometime up grade to a 24" one day.
thanks for the help
and i will stick with 4870
August 14th, 2008, 05:18 AM
Glad I could help you
Don't hesitate, if you want other advice (on your screen maybe)
August 14th, 2008, 07:16 AM