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Graphics Need A new GFX Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by atanum141, 28 Nov 2008.

  1. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Lo chaps!

    Basically im looking to get a new card sometime soon but im having trouble deciding.

    I have a few requirements so please keep that in mind.

    1)Must be no longer than 24cm in length.
    2)Must be able to play most modern-ish games @ 1680x1050 easily/native(with eye candy).
    3)Can be powered by a 480w PSU
    4)Does not matter if a dual slot.
    5)No more expensive than £130-140-ish.
    5)Temp sensing fan control or a silent model is a must.

    If anyone has any suggestions that would be great as most of my ones cant really fathom what is suitable at that rez without being overkill.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ethanator

    ethanator Waste not want not

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    i would go for the radeon 4870 1gb or if your more on a budget got for the 4850
     
  3. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    4850 with an aftermarket cooler would be the best.
    I hear the HIS with the IceQ coolers are nice.
     
  4. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    4870 1GB? Thats 200quid plus!
    In that price bracket get a GTX260 216, it will outperform the 4870 1GB in games and runs cooler and quieter.

    For your price bracket I'd go 4850 all the way. The HIS 4850 IceQ4 is sweet. Runs cool and quiet and OC's well + exhausts hot air out the case.
    Alternative go for the Asus PCS 4850. Don't bother with 1GB versions of the 4850.
    or get the cheapest 4850 you can find and then stick an Akasa Vortex Neo onit.
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    quote for every word of agreement.
     
  6. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Well the Nvidia cards seem out of the question as the idiots over there decided to add the power plugs on the side insted of the back. Since im extremely limited in space i cant got 1cm over the default height of a vid card.

    Im looking into a 9800Gt or the HIS/Powercolour HD4850's

    But is a 4850 got enough grunt to play 1680 rez natively? im still lost on that one.
     
  7. Annihlator

    Annihlator New Member

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    depends completely on the game...
    in example, Fallout3 is a game i find easier to go on all-high settings then in example crysis.

    though generally the 4850 will give a nice amount of gaming power(especially the HIS one for its price!), you should not expect to run the newest games on their highest settings, as that would really require a heavier card.
     
  8. mooseguy

    mooseguy Crazy Moose

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    Agreed... get yourself a 4850 with an aftermarket cooler. You might also want to consider an nVidia 9800GTX or the 9800GTX+ - within your budget, and generally beats the 4850 by a few fps. It has a dual slot cooler too, so runs alot cooler than the 4850 which gets quite toasty. Hope that helps!

    Edit: Oops - just seen your post above. If you need power plugs on the back, then a 4850 is the best way. It does well enough in most games at 1680x1050 - have a look here.
     
  9. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    ATI are coming out with a new driver soon so that it pwns the 260's new drivers... or so they say
    :)
     
  10. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    Its what they always say, its the here and now that matters. But at 120-140 price point 4850 is only option.
     
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  11. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    Yes will be fine at 1680/1050 with any games but not at full graphics glory with AA maxed out. To me 4850 is the perfect card for 1440/900 due to higher FPS.
     
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  12. Drachnem

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    I have an EVGA 8800 GTS with the power on the back, 640mb not sure on the size thought (would check but its a small project to dig out my PC.:wallbash:)
     

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