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farquezy
02-03-2011, 08:19 PM
Got a i7 920, 5 gigs of ddr3 ram, and Asus P6T SE motherboard, have a GT 9800 1gb atm
want to buy new graphics card
looking for something cheap, how those this look?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-127-512&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

if this isnt a good idea, recommend another (remember this is 120$ after mail and rebate)

only thing i am afraid of it not having a good enough power supply...
no idea what my power supply is nor how much power i need, HELPERS WILL BE REPPED, ONLY GOOD POSTS!

so cliffs:
is it compatible?
best card for the price?
good idea considering my CPU?
how much watts do i need and how do i know how much i have?

thanks

Boatski
02-03-2011, 09:38 PM
The 460 is a great card. It uses little power. To check your PSU wattage you have to look at the PSU.

6Pax
02-03-2011, 09:51 PM
you need to find out the brand and name of your psu, that should help. However the new Nvidia 560ti sounds right up your alley.

Ces.
02-03-2011, 09:59 PM
560/6870. I would go with the 6870.

proud2bawesome
02-03-2011, 10:40 PM
6870 - avoid nvidia they are sh!t cards

OR X-fire 2 5870s for around $400

Juggernaut31
02-04-2011, 12:21 AM
I recommend using AMD ,nvidia are sh*t

fatesuxaz
02-04-2011, 03:04 AM
i got a hd4350 and 1gb extra ram and now i can play all the new games on high settings, its not super fast but i can do it. would reccomend hd4350 was the cheapest one but at least it's new. it looks lightyears ahead of my 6year old gfx card and 512mb ram i had before

forthenoodz
02-04-2011, 03:24 AM
6800 series

SimplyLime
02-04-2011, 05:13 AM
NVDIAs are not that $hitty u knw.
Check ur motherboard if it is compatible with the video card.
For me its a T-up

Strengthftw
02-04-2011, 06:01 AM
get the 460-->6850-->460 SSC+

price goes up from left to right

Tamorlane
02-04-2011, 07:04 AM
Wow look at the reviews from the site.....I mean yea people can be retarded but it looks like that card has quite a few issues...

Onita
02-04-2011, 07:06 AM
What is your budget?
Find out what PSU you have and let us know.
What do you use the comp. for?

FYI, the 768mb 460 has been under $100 a few times within the last month or so.

CarlMcGuirk
02-04-2011, 08:46 AM
Get a 1GB 460, not the 768mb one.

Also, fukcing MEGALOLs at the ATI fanboys who say nVidia are shiit cards. Is that why they're dominating?

wowz
02-04-2011, 09:20 AM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?afsrc=1&EdpNo=6491183&sku=G458-0464&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=lw9MynSeamY-P36EkLvxPCL1nNnUiLaXZw

if you go the 460 route and want to save some money

proud2bawesome
02-04-2011, 09:36 AM
Get a 1GB 460, not the 768mb one.

Also, fukcing MEGALOLs at the ATI fanboys who say nVidia are shiit cards. Is that why they're dominating?

What I do know is that I've owned many of both, and I've had to RMA several nvidia cards from different manufacturers, while i have never had to RMA a single ATI/AMD card I've ever owned. So I'm not speaking as a fanboy, I'm speaking from experience. I had a similar choice a few months ago and I chose to pick up a 5870 1gb to upgrade over my 4870 1gb and it's a fantastic card.

SeanP35
02-04-2011, 10:18 AM
i got a hd4350 and 1gb extra ram and now i can play all the new games on high settings, its not super fast but i can do it. would reccomend hd4350 was the cheapest one but at least it's new. it looks lightyears ahead of my 6year old gfx card and 512mb ram i had before

The 4350 is a few generations behind and, even when it was current, was never a gaming card. I find it hard to believe you can run any recent games on high settings.


Get a 1GB 460, not the 768mb one.

Also, fukcing MEGALOLs at the ATI fanboys who say nVidia are shiit cards. Is that why they're dominating?

They're not dominating.

James086
02-04-2011, 10:43 AM
i got a hd4350 and 1gb extra ram and now i can play all the new games on high settings, its not super fast but i can do it. would reccomend hd4350 was the cheapest one but at least it's new. it looks lightyears ahead of my 6year old gfx card and 512mb ram i had before

What's your screen resolution? 600*480?

OP we need to know what you will use the computer for, the resolution of your screen and what your budget is. You can take the side off your computer (usually some screws at the back of the case) and take a look at the power supply. With a good 600W power supply you can run any graphics card.

On your motherboard you can run crossfire (2 AMD cards) but you can't run SLI (multiple Nvidia cards). Your options are:
1 Nvidia card
1 AMD card
2 AMD cards

That card you posted is excellent value, however the rest of your computer is more powerful than the card so it won't be balanced for gaming.

lotusfreek
02-04-2011, 11:07 AM
What I do know is that I've owned many of both, and I've had to RMA several nvidia cards from different manufacturers, while i have never had to RMA a single ATI/AMD card I've ever owned. So I'm not speaking as a fanboy, I'm speaking from experience. I had a similar choice a few months ago and I chose to pick up a 5870 1gb to upgrade over my 4870 1gb and it's a fantastic card.

I have had to RMA 4 ATI cards, but that does not make them trash now does it? ATI tends to have ****ty drivers, nVidia cards tend to run hot. Personal pref. go look at some benchmarks OP and find what you want.

Also, ATI sales bypassed nVidia in sales for the first time in 4 years in mid 2010, but nVidia is ahead again in sales by a few %.

farquezy
02-04-2011, 10:33 PM
What is your budget?
Find out what PSU you have and let us know.
What do you use the comp. for?

FYI, the 768mb 460 has been under $100 a few times within the last month or so.

100-150$

POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies (CyberPowerPC XF800S Performance ATX 2.0 Power - Quad SLI Ready)
Took that from invoice, not sure how to check it in reality lol


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?afsrc=1&EdpNo=6491183&sku=G458-0464&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=lw9MynSeamY-P36EkLvxPCL1nNnUiLaXZw

if you go the 460 route and want to save some money
wow thanks, do you guys think i should go with this?


good suggestions REPPED!!!

atm i have a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express
WILL I SEE A MAJOR DIFFERENCE WITH THE 460?




will it be compatible with my mother board and power supply?

comp used for gaming of course

PZL8
02-04-2011, 10:54 PM
That card is great, better than any card at that price range. MSI is also a top of the line company. You could also pay the same price, just get $10 less back for the twin frozr cooled card, as it can OC to 1Ghz core clock easily, I am running at 1Ghz core clock right now.

For the person that said the cards seem to fail a lot, the card OP listed has 74 reviews, 62 of which are 5 eggs (stars).

Everyone in this thread that says AMD/ATI > Nvidia or Nvidia > AMD/ATI with no reason given just has their foot in their ass as they are just another fanboy. Nvidia right now has the best bang for the buck, plus Nvidia cards have higher overclock potential compared to ATI. There used to be a huge gap in-between Nvidia and ATI cards sli/crossfire scaling, which has been nullified due to ATI actually stepping up with their newer cards. If you plan on SLIing or Crossfiring, just get a better card anyways, usually they'll be around the same price, plus you always have the option to SLI that later on.

PZL8
02-04-2011, 10:56 PM
What's your screen resolution? 600*480?

OP we need to know what you will use the computer for, the resolution of your screen and what your budget is. You can take the side off your computer (usually some screws at the back of the case) and take a look at the power supply. With a good 600W power supply you can run any graphics card.

On your motherboard you can run crossfire (2 AMD cards) but you can't run SLI (multiple Nvidia cards). Your options are:
1 Nvidia card
1 AMD card
2 AMD cards

That card you posted is excellent value, however the rest of your computer is more powerful than the card so it won't be balanced for gaming.

Just SLI hack it, which is rather easy to do.

PZL8
02-04-2011, 11:03 PM
100-150$

POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies (CyberPowerPC XF800S Performance ATX 2.0 Power - Quad SLI Ready)
Took that from invoice, not sure how to check it in reality lol


wow thanks, do you guys think i should go with this?


good suggestions REPPED!!!

atm i have a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express
WILL I SEE A MAJOR DIFFERENCE WITH THE 460?




will it be compatible with my mother board and power supply?

comp used for gaming of course

If you have that 800 watt, then you'll be more than fine, thats plenty of power for any graphics card.

You can use that 460 GTX.
You will see a HUGE boost in performance coming from a 9800GT.