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nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:00 PM
Hey i was just wondering if you guys at press f1 could recommend me a good graphics card for my pc.
I have an AMD 6000+, on a Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2, with 2gb ddr2 800 ram, with a 450 watt psu running xp pro sp3.

GameJunkie
23-01-2009, 02:03 PM
what is on it currently?

what is your budget?

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:07 PM
you know as soon as i posted this thread i thought hmm i should have put my budget in.
Was looking to spend around $400 max.
Am currently running intergrated graphics Nvidia GeForce 6100 nForce 405

wratterus
23-01-2009, 02:09 PM
Whatever you do you will need to upgrade the PSU first.

Do that, corsair, silverstone, ernemax are all good brands. between 520w and 650w is enough, make sure it has plenty or amperage available on the +12v rails. Highly unlikely your 450w PSU would handle a new card.

Then look at a graphics card. You gosta do these things in the right order. :) You can pick up a very nice card for around $400.

Btw I have a brand new 750w Silverstone available at an extremely cheap price if you're interested. ;) Got it new at a price I couldn't refuse, but being a bit of a cable freak, I preferred my modular PSU, looks a bit tidier through the case window. I'd courier it to you if you want it, $160 + courier.

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=255

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_contents.php?pno=st75zf&area=usa

SolMiester
23-01-2009, 02:09 PM
You will need to check what amperage your PSU has on the 12v+ rail Ned. Also what graphic card connectors does it have. 6 pin or 8, or god forbid molex only!.

Also, what monitor do you have!

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:12 PM
"cringe" well SolMiester it only has molex.
Where would be the best place to buy a psu from on the shore? Cause there is nothing up here in wgp so would have to go to the shore.

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:16 PM
how about this one? http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=PSUCOR0650

dugimodo
23-01-2009, 02:19 PM
if you don't upgrade the psu then the only cards I'd consider are the ATI based 4650 & 4670 cards, neither of which need an extra power connection to the psu and are very efficient. For around $180 dollars you won't do better, very acceptable gaming performance.

Unfortunately the next meaningful upgrade above these cards is around the Nvidia 9800GTX+ or ATI4850 mark and both will cost you more than $400 by the time you add a decent power supply

qazwsxokmijn
23-01-2009, 02:20 PM
how about this one? http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=PSUCOR0650
Yep. Excellent choice. Then grab a 4850. Anything higher will probably be bottlenecked by the CPU.

Blam
23-01-2009, 02:25 PM
Its 26 dollars cheaper here:

http://www.edencomputers.co.nz/p.aspx?493808

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:25 PM
what company would it be best to get for the 4850? Gigabyte, Sapphire?
And where has it at the lowest price on the shore?

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:28 PM
Thanks blam6 but i would like to keep it on the shore because i live up here in gulf harbour

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:29 PM
oh well dugimodo cant be helped

SolMiester
23-01-2009, 02:32 PM
Sapphire suck mate....

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:35 PM
so go with Gigabyte?

wratterus
23-01-2009, 02:37 PM
Yep. Thats your best bet. :thumbs:

Ya sure you don't want my PSU? ;)

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:38 PM
Was just looking at this one in Pb tech http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=VGAGBV0133

wratterus
23-01-2009, 02:40 PM
Very nice card, if you're happy spending that much.

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:44 PM
yeah well like i said to dugimodo it cant be helped will just have to buy them at different times. And I am really getting annoyed at how much lag i am currently getting.

Q man
23-01-2009, 02:45 PM
Sure you don't want my PSU? ;)

One day you'll sell that

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:45 PM
Thanks for all your help guys

Netsukeninja
23-01-2009, 02:46 PM
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=6477
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=6858

These two basically max out your 400$ maximum

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:46 PM
sorry wratterus didnt see that post. How big is it?

wratterus
23-01-2009, 02:47 PM
Btw I have a brand new 750w Silverstone available at an extremely cheap price if you're interested. ;) Got it new at a price I couldn't refuse, but being a bit of a cable freak, I preferred my modular PSU, looks a bit tidier through the case window. I'd courier it to you if you want it, $160 + courier.

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=255

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_contents.php?pno=st75zf&area=usa


sorry wratterus didnt see that post. How big is it?

Got proof of purchase, warranty, all orig. packaging.

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:51 PM
sorry long day been at course for most of the day and got work in an hour.
That would be nice.
Do you want to do a direct credit?

nedkelly
23-01-2009, 02:52 PM
hey sorry got work soon so i wont be on again until tomorrow

wratterus
23-01-2009, 02:52 PM
No worries.

Sounds good, I'll PM you. :)