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Need Help with choosing Video Card !!!

by BakerT15 / May 15, 2010 10:55 AM PDT

hi i have nvidia geforce 8500GT (1GB) video card but it sux i want to buy a new 1 (CHEAP) that i can play games like bad company 2 highest quality at around 40 fps and above (at reslution : 1650 1050) so please help me choose Grin Thank You !

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Looking at the requirements.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2010 2:15 PM PDT
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:P
by BakerT15 / May 15, 2010 8:04 PM PDT

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), 2.0GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Hard Drive: 80 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT (PCIe x16)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor (LCD) (recommended res : 1650 1050)
Motherboard: Intel
Power Supply : Baord-X P4-450W

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Looks close on the power supply.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2010 9:26 PM PDT
In reply to: :P

"Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 24A)"

To see if we need a new power supply you would have to look at the label on the side of that PSU to see how many Amperes are given for that supply. Since you don't have a lot in that machine (4 hard drives, 4 DVDRW drives as an example) we are right at the edge where you may be fine. Just look and check that one number.
Bob
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Power supply
by BakerT15 / May 16, 2010 3:53 AM PDT

Proffitt it says 8A for 110V and 4A for 230V (AC input) , the electicity in my house is 230V so its 4A. and thnx a lot for helping Grin and can i get a video card like GTS 250 or GTX 260 and which 1 is better ?? and is my cpu good for gaming ?? thank you

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Now look at the label on the power supply. That's the AC in
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 6:28 AM PDT
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PSU aside
by Brechan / May 16, 2010 1:15 AM PDT
In reply to: :P

You say you want to play BFBC2 at the highest settings; PSU aside, you have to also consider the 'Recommended Specs' for the game.

O/S: Windows Vista or Windows 7
CPU: Quadcore @ 2.0 GHz
RAM: 2GB or more
Disc Drive: 16x
GPU: Must be 512MB or greater-GeForce GTX 260/ ATI 4870
Sound: DirectX 10 compatible Sound Card

(All specs from the back of the PC DVD-ROM game-box)

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