Seeking a good graphics card

By Ultiweap
Apr 3, 2011
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  1. Hello all of you,

    I'm actually seeking for a good graphic card but I don't really know what to choose. I want to play lot of games like Crysis, Assassin's Creed, Dirt and other good games meaning also good graphics. I don't want to buy on that I will need to change shortly due to the fact one or more games cannot be played on it.

    You can get access to my system specs. I have a PCI Express x16 Port on my mobo.

    Thanks in advance for all your help
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Your total budget, and your PSU will define what you should get.

    However, any very good graphics card is going to be hitting the limit of performance vs. your CPU with your setup, so I wouldn't go too mad.

    Its also very important (read essential) that we know what the total wattage of your PSU is, and preferably also the manufacturer of it. Your current PSU may be incapable of powering even a budget GPU currently.

    It is also beneficial to know what resolution you currently game at, what resolution you would like to play at (if you wish to change it) and what sort of settings you currently use (e.g. low, medium etc) as certain graphics cards are better at different resolutions than others due to the target audience they're marketed for.
  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 606

    I know I have a 400W PSU but I do not know the brand...
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    What is your budget and can you find out the brand and model number of your psu?
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 606

    My budget is about $125 but I do not know the brand of my PSU and the model...

    Can you help me even that?
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Most people would need to know what psu you currently have to suggest a decent graphics card. Is this a prebuilt system? You should be able to open the case and there's as sticker on the power supply with detailed information.
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Here is the problem you are going to have , you sound as if you play modern games and want to make use of the latest graphics (DX11). This (or the like) is the best you will be able to do for your $125 budget, however it requires a 450w PSU to operate. You may be able to get away with a quality 400w PSU, but if your PSU is very old and or is part of am OEM machine it wont cut it, and you may want to upgrade it as well.

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