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Need a new graphics card that can easily handle 1680x1050 for games


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Sheesh, I bought a giant monitor, and now I can't play any fullscreen 3d games unless I buy a new graphics card. My resolution is 1680x1050. I am on a tight budget. Any recommendations? I just want something decent, I won't have all the settings jacked up high (usually set them to normal or low), nor do I play hi graphic games.
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What was your old card? And what kinda games?

Here, best cards for the money: http://www.tomshardw...oney/index.html

Edited by jackflash1991, 20 August 2007 - 12:09 AM.

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well, a cheap and good PCI-E card is this.

for a bit more money, you can get this.
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I would not go with the 8600. It just isn't cost efficient. I'm guessing you are not going to play DirectX 10 games so I would get a 7600 GS.

Edit: This will probably suit you:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130075
$65 after mail and rebate.

Edited by jackflash1991, 20 August 2007 - 11:49 AM.

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Right on, the only games I play are some 2.5d japanese side scollers and UT2004. That is about it.

I would not go with the 8600. It just isn't cost efficient. I'm guessing you are not going to play DirectX 10 games so I would get a 7600 GS.

Edit: This will probably suit you:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130075
$65 after mail and rebate.


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Then yes the 7600GS is plenty for you.

Edited by jackflash1991, 20 August 2007 - 01:34 PM.

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Thank you. I am buying it right now.

Then yes the 7600GS is plenty for you.


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Just wondering, What was your old card?
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Integrated ati radeon xpress200.

Just wondering, What was your old card?


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Oh so this really will be a big upgrade for you.
PS: Just want to be sure, Are you sure that you have a PCI Express x16 slot on your motherboard? I thought you were replacing a previous card with this. Also how many watts is your power supply? To use the 7600 you should probably have at least a 400Watt PSU (Power Supply Unit) and have over 18 Amps coming from the +12V rail.
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I do have a PCI Express x16 slot. As for the PSU, I think it is 300. I don't wish to upgrade my PSU...

Oh so this really will be a big upgrade for you.
PS: Just want to be sure, Are you sure that you have a PCI Express x16 slot on your motherboard? I thought you were replacing a previous card with this. Also how many watts is your power supply? To use the 7600 you should probably have at least a 400Watt PSU (Power Supply Unit) and have over 18 Amps coming from the +12V rail.


Edited by I.D.S. Administrator, 20 August 2007 - 03:06 PM.

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Ok so you have an eMachines T6520 Media Center PC. I can't find anything about the PSU but you can. If you take the side off of the computer you will be able to see your PSU. There will be a sticker on it. It will look something like this: http://www.jacobmp.d...0/psu_stats.JPG

As you can see on that pic that PSU is a 400 watt PSU with 23A (23Amps) coming from the +12V rail.
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Yeah it is only 300w max.

Ok so you have an eMachines T6520 Media Center PC. I can't find anything about the PSU but you can. If you take the side off of the computer you will be able to see your PSU. There will be a sticker on it. It will look something like this: http://www.jacobmp.d...0/psu_stats.JPG

As you can see on that pic that PSU is a 400 watt PSU with 23A (23Amps) coming from the +12V rail.


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Wait a second did you just edit one of your posts. I am getting confused. :whistling:

Anyway, hmmm, thats a pickle the minimum to run the card is a 350W PSU with at least 18Amps from the +12V rail. How many Amps are coming from the +12V rail? That is the important part.

Edited by jackflash1991, 20 August 2007 - 03:42 PM.

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15a it says by "output -- +12"

Wait a second did you just edit one of your posts. I am getting confused. :whistling:

Anyway, hmmm, thats a pickle the minimum to run the card is a 350W PSU with at least 18Amps from the +12V rail. How many Amps are coming from the +12V rail? That is the important part.


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