Tips for buying a graphics card

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  1. xatrapa

    xatrapa New Member

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    Hello Friends:

    I'm a newbie and I want to recommend some good graphics card for gaming. I am told that the best are NVIDIA, but since I'm not an expert wants to help me choose one with plenty of features.

    I can not spend up to $ 500.

    Greetings.
     
  2. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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  3. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

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    First of all, what are your current specs (CPU, MB, PSU)?
     
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    eclap Banned

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    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Postalisback Ancient Guru

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  8. Stephan.nl

    Stephan.nl Master Guru

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    He will need to fill in his specs first, if he has a crappy old CPU it will bottleneck every $500 videocard. It would make no sense at all to buy a $500 one if he can get same results with a $250 one

    EDIT: He has an AMD Athlon?
     
  9. Gromuhl'Djun

    Gromuhl'Djun Ancient Guru

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    An 4870x2 on an athlon 64, you'll get about 0% improvement with whatever card you buy. Games that'll need more than a 4870 to run properly will run like crap anyway because of your CPU.
     
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    He's actually running 4870x2 on Athlon 64...? :D
     

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