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davidmmac
27-03-2010, 03:08 PM
Sadly my graphics card died the other day (see this thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=108058)) so now I need a new one that is reasonable, and will run on a 350W PSU and no power cable, possible?

Most intence game I currently play is PES 2010, which at recommends a "DirectX 9.0c, 256MB Pixel Shader 3.0 (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 o AMD/ATI Radeon HD2400 o higher)".

Any help is greatly appreciated. :thanks

Budget is around $150

Speedy Gonzales
27-03-2010, 03:12 PM
You would probably need something better than a 350w PSU

davidmmac
27-03-2010, 04:01 PM
Yes thats the problem, I would buy something bigger but I'm considering buying a console later this year. I see this as being a sort of "in between" purchase.

Battleneter2
27-03-2010, 04:09 PM
What resolution do you want to game at? is the important info missing

Budget around $150 ish I guess your best choice is a ATI 5670. Can be considered a "up to" 1680 x 1050 with medium eye candy (prob get away with power). Your better off squeezing a bit more and buy a ATI 4850 however but power will be a issue there.

davidmmac
27-03-2010, 04:15 PM
Sorry, LCD has max res of 1366*768.

According to this (http://playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139234/CATID=300/page=2/back=1/products.html)the 5670 needs a 400W PSU, would I be able to get away with it?

davidmmac
27-03-2010, 04:32 PM
Rest of PC specs:

AMD Atholn 64 3500+ 2.2ghz
1Gb Ram (2x 512mb)
Asus M2N-MX
80Gb hdd
DVD-Rom (:blush:)

Driftwood
27-03-2010, 06:35 PM
Why don't you just replace the one that went poof with a used one from TM.

davidmmac
27-03-2010, 06:57 PM
Why don't you just replace the one that went poof with a used one from TM.

Genius! Why didn't I think of that :blush:

Edit: My old one isn't on there, any good, old (say 2yrs) ones you reccomend?

Driftwood
27-03-2010, 07:18 PM
What about this

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Video-cards/PCIExpress/auction-279122769.htm

davidmmac
27-03-2010, 07:57 PM
What about this

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Video-cards/PCIExpress/auction-279122769.htm

Thanks, found a couple of 9500GT's as well, so will mull it over and make a purchase soon.

Thanks to everyone who helped :thanks, it was greatly appreciated.