New Graphics Card suggestions please

By spencer22l ยท 13 replies
Feb 15, 2009
  1. So... my card is dead:(
    I have to find a new one of course
    this is my dead card :
    It had horrible 3dmark06 score like 6k only..

    I'm thinking of ATi because I never used ATi yet,
    and this is my first comp built not like just bought from Dell or HP.
    Before deciding if I'll stick with ATi or Nvidia I'll use one of each..
    So anyways

    I want many suggestions of ATi cards that are bit better than this,
    as I am looking forward to Diablo3 whenever it'll come out :)
    Hope to use the same VGA til then ....
    I was thinking of 3850 or 4670 series....
    I can't afford something too expensive maybe around $200 CDN
    (I live in Canada)
    If you can please include a link!
  2. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

    What do you mean your card is dead, it works right?

    Btw, nice stats, that card is a beast. :)
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    You may need a new PSU along with a new card. What are the specs on your current one?
  5. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    430w and asus p5k for board??
    THis is my power's infos :
    ATX power 430w 20+4pins, V2.2, +12.V =30A, +5 = 28A, +3=28A
    (it's korean again =( )

    Also I've picked these 4
    check them out and tell me which I should get
    considering if it's worth the price i'm paying and stuff
    (I'm thinkin maybe the MSI one?)

    Lastly are these 2 the same cards? They look pretty same to me..:
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    What resolution do you game at? If it's anything upto 1440x900, consider the 9800GT as a better option. The HD 4850 is really designed for resolutions of upto 1680x1050.

    (the above assumes you will be playing with all the image quality options except AA maxed out)
  7. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    1680*1050 is current setting
    for my monitor n stuff but i can lower a bit
    if its cheaper :eek:
    lookin at this rite now

    I'll go for one of 4830s either MSI, Sapphire or Asus I think...
    Don't know which one to thou ~ :confused:

    ASUS :
    MSI :
    Sapphire : 4830

    and my other hardwares are
    Conroe E6750 @ 3.2ghz
    Samgsung 6400(800mhz) 1gb x 2 RAMs
    Asus P5K board
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Go with whichever is cheaper.
  9. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    No...not the 3870, or anything from the HD 3000 lineup for your situation, the 4830 is a good card and incredibly cheep for the performance.
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The 4830 completely outclasses the 3870 in everything. No point going for it.
  12. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Alright, then I guess one of 4830
    Just gotta decide... probably MSI one...
  13. ZaUcY

    ZaUcY TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I've never owned anything MSI, but i can tell you that Sapphire makes good cards for cheap. i just had a 3870 for about half a year that never gave me problems (even bought it open box) and i'm about to buy another Sapphire... plus i've heard good reports from reviews. Yet i've heard a little good news about MSI to. So yeah go with the cheapest, my little contribution accomplished nothing but thought i'd just add to the desicion because i'm in the same situation right now.
  14. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    I've ordered the MSI one yesterday from Newegg
    hopefully it'll be here soon!
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