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    Smile Require new Graphic card.

    Hello Ppl,
    I want to buy a new graphic card but not without valuable information.
    My pc config : 1) Gigabyte Mobo GCMX-S2 (E6550 Core 2 duo)2.33ghz
    2) 2 gb DDR2 ram (667 mhz)
    3) 1 pci-e slot
    4) 22" lcd monitor
    5) Win XP SP3
    6) 500 gb sata and dvd writer
    7) with 400W PSU

    I searched for cards i came up with 2 options :
    1) HD 4670 1gb (Sapphire/MSI/Powercolor)
    2) HD 4850 512 mb

    My question is:
    1) If i go for HD 4670 which one should i go for i mean 512 or 1gb.
    If i take 512 mb card will it give me good performance on 22"lcd or i shd take 1 gb card.
    also whats the difference between HD 4670 ddr3 & HD 4670 ddr4 which one shd i go for.
    I know brand will hardly make a difference but so far i got good reviews for sapphire which one all of u suggest.

    2) same question goes for HD 4850 but will HD 4850 work with 400W PSU i know it requires 6 pin pci-e connector.

    Everyone plz help me out.
    Thx in advance.

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    plz tell ur budget!
    1st answer:-
    According to ur budget either go for a 512MB or 1GB card.ya ofcourse if u r an extreme gamer or just a gamer then go for 1GB card.

    2nd answer:-
    same as above!

    and ya if ur budget is 7-8k then go for NVIDIA 9800GT.It is a great gaming card.

    for more info contact rajan.
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    Hi

    If you are Extreme Gamer, Power User, Multimedia Enthusiast then please consider these nVIDIA Graphic Cards

    1. GeForce GTX 275 896 MB with GeForce 3D Vision Ready
    2. GeForce GTX 285 1GB with GeForce 3D Vision Ready
    3. GeForce GTX 295 1792 MB with GeForce 3D Vision Ready (480 processor cores)

    but if you need this card just for normal gaming then you can pick anyone of these
    GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce 9400 GT all of these are 512MB graphic cards

    and when it comes to graphic cards, i trust nvidia as they make best graphic cards and motherboards for gaming.

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    I ll say you go for 1Gb if you can afford it .... it ll extend the life of your card i.e there will come a time when games will require 512MB Gfx card as min req (its already 256mb for many games) at that time the extra memory will help


    ddr4 is faster ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    I ll say you go for 1Gb if you can afford it .... it ll extend the life of your card i.e there will come a time when games will require 512MB Gfx card as min req (its already 256mb for many games) at that time the extra memory will help


    ddr4 is faster ,
    shadow is right and if u can wait then wait till october and buy a dx11 graphic card.me too waiting for it.its been a while for dx9 and now is the turn of dx10and after some time or(much) dx11 will come too.and yeah win7 has compatibility of dx11.
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    With less than 2 weeks away from DX11 cards, its best that you wait. 2 reasons.
    DX11 cards will become standard soon, hence you can jump on to those and skip DX10/10.1.
    Else, the DX10/10.1 cards will be/should be a lot cheaper after the release of Dx11 cards. many people will sell their cards too so you can get a good card at lower prices too.

    PS: ATI will release DX11 cards (4 cards i think) on sept 10. They should be available soon after that.

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    Smile Thank You so much Every1

    Ya my budget is 8K but will 200 series of NVIDA card be compatible with my current PC configuration.
    Also with the DX 11 cards will my MOBO support the new cards i mean only one PCI-E slot and 400W PSU!!!!
    Thx all of u guys for all ur valuable feedbacks i really appreciate it.

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    the nvidia 200 series is not good at the 8k range, pass it.

    The DX11 cards will work on you PC as long as you have a PCI express slot.

    If you need more help, please PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiX View Post
    Ya my budget is 8K but will 200 series of NVIDA card be compatible with my current PC configuration.
    Also with the DX 11 cards will my MOBO support the new cards i mean only one PCI-E slot and 400W PSU!!!!
    Thx all of u guys for all ur valuable feedbacks i really appreciate it.
    Just one thing you have to change for dx compatibility!
    Windows
    You have Windows XP SP3 and as far as i don't think that it has dx11 compatibility.(dx10 is made for XP on which a very few games will not run)

    Wait for windows 7 and upgrade to it.it has dx11 compatibility.
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    Unhappy ??

    Dude i have 2 license copy of windows XP(Original).
    If i upgrade to Win 7 it will be a waste what to do???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiX View Post
    Dude i have 2 license copy of windows XP(Original).
    If i upgrade to Win 7 it will be a waste what to do???
    If you don't want to waste it, just don't go for upgradation. No one has compelled you to upgrade. has anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiX View Post
    Dude i have 2 license copy of windows XP(Original).
    If i upgrade to Win 7 it will be a waste what to do???
    You can't upgrade like that from XP. You need to buy a new copy of windows 7. So yes, they will get wasted.

    Quote Originally Posted by smoothvibes View Post
    Hi

    If you are Extreme Gamer, Power User, Multimedia Enthusiast then please consider these nVIDIA Graphic Cards

    and when it comes to graphic cards, i trust nvidia as they make best graphic cards and motherboards for gaming.
    Arey bhai what makes you think ATI is far behind ?
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    ATI Cards are superior than NVidia. But NVidia are cheaper for the same range.

    See my review on prices and features: http://www.indiabroadband.net/comput...-analyzed.html

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    Default Help guys!!!

    I just found out that my PSU is really underpowered so which PSU would u guys suggest me.
    I just saw some from this website :
    theitwares in the SMPS section
    Which brand should i go for and which model.
    Also the PSU should have a 6 pin PCI-E connector

    I have mentioned my pc configuration already..So ur help is really appreciated.

    And that i am buying a new PSU which card do u PPL suggest i am ready to purchase 4850 if i am buying a new PSU.

    Every1 plz help me out.

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    Antec is probably the best when it comes to SMPS. For high power graphics card a minimum of 500W SMPS is suggested. I will recommend Antec Basiq 500W Continuous Power Power Supply.

    Also if you are using a UPS, make sure that it is sufficient to power the system.
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    You can get a corsair 400W or a 450W one. Antec is a little hard to find here (at least in bangalore)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiX View Post
    Dude i have 2 license copy of windows XP(Original).
    If i upgrade to Win 7 it will be a waste what to do???
    sell it and then buy windows 7.(on 22nd october)
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    Quote Originally Posted by imrock View Post
    sell it and then buy windows 7.(on 22nd october)
    how can he sell it ?? The one who buys it will not be able to register/activate the OS....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1310 View Post
    how can he sell it ?? The one who buys it will not be able to register/activate the OS....
    oops!sorry!
    and then 1 thing he can do is buy a dx10 graphics card.
    that iis why i never buy windows
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    ^^ In India there is always that other option :rolleyes1:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1310 View Post
    ^^ In India there is always that other option :rolleyes1:
    yeah..........
    ok now what is his plan we don't know.

    but if he is a extreme gamer or only a gamer then he should buy a windows 7 installation package and a dx11 graphic card or else the dx11 graphic card that he buys will be a waste.
    Either he can go for a dx10 graphic card(if he don't want to upgrade) or he can buy windows 7 when it releases.
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    If he wants to buy a DX10 card, there is this person selling his MSI 3870 512MB OC edition card for Rs 4000.

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    Default Guyz Help!!

    Hey guys tell me what do u think about this PSU
    CoolerMaster RS500-PCARA3 Extreme Power + 500W Rs:2800/-

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    thats a good deal. What card u getting ?? 4670 or 4850 ?

    try getting a 400W corsair or a 30W antec earth watts ...... try to get a PSU with Active PFC (this one has passive)
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    Question Thx Rajan...

    I will be buying 4850 powercolor for 7400 and will be buying this smps Tagan TG500-U37 500W SMPS
    (Max Power upto 600W)

    for Rs.3525/-

    just let me know is this one good.
    reply

    I also saw this coolermaster 500W its a bit cheaper.
    So my question is should i go for tagan 500W or Coolermaster 500W.
    Plz ppl reply ASAP.
    Which one is better...
    Last edited by SamuraiX; 31st August 2009 at 11:07 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1310 View Post
    thats a good deal. What card u getting ?? 4670 or 4850 ?

    try getting a 400W corsair or a 30W antec earth watts ...... try to get a PSU with Active PFC (this one has passive)
    sry 4 typo, i meant 380W not 30W.

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    Wink Thx every1!!

    I will be buying Powercolor HD 4850 1 GB for Rs.7500 and Tagan Tg-500 U-37 (Max. 600W)

    Thank U every1 for ur valuable information.
    As far as Win 7 is concerned i have postponed it to next year and same goes for the DX 11 cards maybe by that time it might get cheaper ;-
    So long guys will definately update u with my experience with ATI as i was Nvidia fan before.
    Also even u all can tell me ur experiences with HD 4850 and also tell me what all games u played.
    I like all action & racing games.
    I have played :
    1) All NFS (Most wanted & carbon r my fav)
    2) All COD till 5 edition
    3) Crysis
    4) Gear of war
    5) The Club
    6) Flatout both and many more....

    Would like if u can suggest me more racing & action games..

    Thx again all of u...

    Plz do reply... with ur experiences.

    Happy gaming to every1...

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    Thumbs up Spl thx!!!

    My special thx to Rajan , imrock & just4kix...
    They have been guiding pillar to me everytime u ppl rock!!!
    :1eye::1eye:

    Also thx to all others u gave me their valuable suggestions....

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    GRID , you have to play that game..... I loved it......

    COD4 is another really good game. COD6 (modern warfare 2) will also be out soon, get that game if you can.

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    I have shader model 4.0 support.. What does 'shader model support' actually signify..?
    How good is 4.0? and what is the max. value?

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