Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 26 of 26
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bavaria, Germany
    Posts
    1,023

    Default New video card advice

    I need to replace the video card in my pc because the fan in the one I have now quit spinning. My current card is is an ATI Radeon 3650. I want something at least as good and preferably better but I have no idea what's decent and would appreciate some advice.

    My only requirements are pci express 2.0, dual monitor DVI and HDMI support. I do not do any heavy gaming on this pc so I don't need top of the line but I would like something decent. Good bang for the buck type. Thanks for any advice
    "The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." Thucydides

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    5,581

    Default

    If the only reason you are getting a new one you could save money and replace the fan. I picked up a geforce 9600 gso 768 mb from frys for $20 after mail in rebate a week or two ago and it does everything I need for a very favorable price.

    I wish I could afford more but really no point since xp is my limiting factor right now.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    I wish I could afford more but really no point since xp is my limiting factor right now.
    If those are your only "limiting factors" you're dealing with, then money's your only issue. XP isn't a limiting factor.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockin' Hill, SC
    Posts
    584

    Default

    would have to know model of pc to help further
    and any other specs you can give
    HT set up / Living Room
    Sony STR-DN2010
    Main - polkaudio Monitor 60's
    Center - polkaudio CS2
    Sub - polkaudio PSW10
    Surrounds - polkaudio Monitor 40's
    Audio / Dining room / Outdoors
    Pioneer VSX 406 - polkaudio R150's / polk
    audio Atrium 5
    Back Office / Guitar Jam Room
    Sony STR-K665P 5.1 setup

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bavaria, Germany
    Posts
    1,023

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    If the only reason you are getting a new one you could save money and replace the fan. I picked up a geforce 9600 gso 768 mb from frys for $20 after mail in rebate a week or two ago and it does everything I need for a very favorable price.

    I wish I could afford more but really no point since xp is my limiting factor right now.
    The geforce only does hdmi through adapter and needs separate cable for audio so that won't work for me. I suppose I could replace the fan but then I would lose the rationalization to buy a new card. Plus I've already cooked this card to 107+ celcius a few times so I'm not confident of its longevity.

    I'm looking at a Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 right now at Newegg for $64 shipped which looks like it will fit the bill.
    Last edited by Disc Jockey; 07-15-2010 at 11:40 PM.
    "The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." Thucydides

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bavaria, Germany
    Posts
    1,023

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JimKellyfan View Post
    would have to know model of pc to help further
    and any other specs you can give
    It's an HP Pavillion m9400t elite, Vista 64, 2.66 Core 2 Quad, 4 gig ram, with a 400w PS, which I know limits me a little.
    "The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." Thucydides

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (26)

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Salinas, CA
    Posts
    5,018

    Default

    Getting an ATI 5570 might be a bit harsh on your PSU considering it's only rated at 400w....and it's a pre-built PC so those numbers might be a bit exaggerated (I always build my own).

    Why not take a look at the nVidia GT240's?

    I have one in my spare PC (only a 350 watt Corsair PSU), and for sh!ts and giggles I can run Battlefield Bad Company 2@1080 without problems. I use the good stuff for my other computer ;)
    Truck setup
    Alpine 9856
    Phoenix Gold RSD65CS

    For Sale
    Polk SR6500
    Polk SR5250
    Polk SR104



    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    Any clue how to use the internet? Found it in about 10 sec.

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Back from Japan in Clover, SC
    Posts
    7,816

    Default

    Nvidia GTS250 should give you tons of performance per dollar and run anything you throw at it.
    Shoot the jumper.....................BALLIN.............!!!! !

    Home Theater Pics in the Showcase

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...p?userid=73580

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bavaria, Germany
    Posts
    1,023

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kawizx9r View Post
    Getting an ATI 5570 might be a bit harsh on your PSU considering it's only rated at 400w....and it's a pre-built PC so those numbers might be a bit exaggerated (I always build my own).

    Why not take a look at the nVidia GT240's?
    I'm curious why you would say that. The spec sheets show max load for the ATI is 39w while the GT240 is 69w. But I also see the GT240 says min power supply of 300w while the 5570 wants 400w
    "The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." Thucydides

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bavaria, Germany
    Posts
    1,023

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Nvidia GTS250 should give you tons of performance per dollar and run anything you throw at it.

    Looks like a good card but only DVI output and I need a DVI/HDMI setup.
    "The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." Thucydides

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockin' Hill, SC
    Posts
    584

    Default

    Yes, you may be in the market for a new power supply, fan and video card.
    Newegg has bundles, so a redo may be in order, but some bundles are wicked cheap.
    Are you signed up for all newegg email blasts ?

    Me, I am just awaiting Madden 11, and I am going to get a PS3 for my Blu Ray play duties, as I am in a similar boat with stuttering Blu Ray playback, and a worse yet built in video card, so I would need a mother and another OS, so s_ _ _ w that.
    Last edited by JimKellyfan; 07-16-2010 at 09:27 AM. Reason: delete
    HT set up / Living Room
    Sony STR-DN2010
    Main - polkaudio Monitor 60's
    Center - polkaudio CS2
    Sub - polkaudio PSW10
    Surrounds - polkaudio Monitor 40's
    Audio / Dining room / Outdoors
    Pioneer VSX 406 - polkaudio R150's / polk
    audio Atrium 5
    Back Office / Guitar Jam Room
    Sony STR-K665P 5.1 setup

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bavaria, Germany
    Posts
    1,023

    Default

    I usually just go there when I want something I didn't realize they had bundles though, I'll have to look in to that.

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockin' Hill, SC
    Posts
    584

    Default

    Guerilla blasts, they usually have 'em.
    I had some earlier this week, log in and sign up for all their email blasts and I am certain they will have more specials this or next week.
    Good luck !
    HT set up / Living Room
    Sony STR-DN2010
    Main - polkaudio Monitor 60's
    Center - polkaudio CS2
    Sub - polkaudio PSW10
    Surrounds - polkaudio Monitor 40's
    Audio / Dining room / Outdoors
    Pioneer VSX 406 - polkaudio R150's / polk
    audio Atrium 5
    Back Office / Guitar Jam Room
    Sony STR-K665P 5.1 setup

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (20)

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    7th Circle of Hell - aka DFW
    Posts
    10,428

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JimKellyfan View Post
    so s_ _ _ w that.
    Did you seriously edit out screw that???

    SCREW SCREW SCREW!!!!!!!!!!!
    Main HT
    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

    Bedroom System
    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

    Office Rig
    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockin' Hill, SC
    Posts
    584

    Default

    yeah, didn't realize we could say, err type screw.
    Was thinking along FCC guidelines.
    screw that !
    it does feel better, thanks
    HT set up / Living Room
    Sony STR-DN2010
    Main - polkaudio Monitor 60's
    Center - polkaudio CS2
    Sub - polkaudio PSW10
    Surrounds - polkaudio Monitor 40's
    Audio / Dining room / Outdoors
    Pioneer VSX 406 - polkaudio R150's / polk
    audio Atrium 5
    Back Office / Guitar Jam Room
    Sony STR-K665P 5.1 setup

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    5,581

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by audiobliss View Post
    If those are your only "limiting factors" you're dealing with, then money's your only issue. XP isn't a limiting factor.
    It is and will become a bigger limiting factor as it only supports dx9. The 9600 is a temp fix until I get windows 7. I can't justify spending more on a card until I can utilize in the immediate future. I only mentioned it here because it's a cheap and solid improvement over the previous card.

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,820

    Default

    Depends on how much youre wanting to spend.

    $70 - 4670
    Solid little card. Uses PCI slot power. Will give playable frame rates at decent settings at 1280x1024 on with no problem but I wouldnt go much higher than that.

    $100 - 4850
    Still a badass card. As good as the 5750 but $25 cheaper. Doesnt have DX11 but so what. Can hardly tell the difference between DX11 and DX10. Will give playable framerates at max graphic settings in most games at 1680x1050 and will handle 1920x1080 with lowered settings.

    $150 - 5770
    Playable frame rates at max settings on any game at 1680x1050 and a lot of stuff at 1920x1080. Sips power.

    $200 - GTX460
    Monster card for the money. Probably the best card on the market dollar for dollar. Overclock it and itll nearly match the 5850. Thisll max any game at 1920x1080 and a lot at 1920x1200.

    $300 - 5850
    Max any game at 1920x1200

    $400 - 5870
    Max about any game at 2560x1600

    $600 - 5970
    God's own video card.
    Last edited by MacLeod; 07-17-2010 at 12:19 AM.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockin' Hill, SC
    Posts
    584

    Default

    Here is a Guerrilla deal emailed to me today from newegg. It has a card and a power supply in it ( not sure if these will work for you, but you get the idea of the deals they have via email, anyway.
    http://promotions.newegg.com/neemail...er-_-ClickHere
    HT set up / Living Room
    Sony STR-DN2010
    Main - polkaudio Monitor 60's
    Center - polkaudio CS2
    Sub - polkaudio PSW10
    Surrounds - polkaudio Monitor 40's
    Audio / Dining room / Outdoors
    Pioneer VSX 406 - polkaudio R150's / polk
    audio Atrium 5
    Back Office / Guitar Jam Room
    Sony STR-K665P 5.1 setup

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockin' Hill, SC
    Posts
    584

    Default

    They also emailed me a shell shocker deal, where from 1 pm through midnight today, this deal here with 30 dollar mail in rebate this video card is 49.99 when done (again, I hadn't done the research as it seems you have and know what you want, but you get the idea):
    GIGABYTE GeForce 9800 GT GV-N98TGR-512I Video Card
    HT set up / Living Room
    Sony STR-DN2010
    Main - polkaudio Monitor 60's
    Center - polkaudio CS2
    Sub - polkaudio PSW10
    Surrounds - polkaudio Monitor 40's
    Audio / Dining room / Outdoors
    Pioneer VSX 406 - polkaudio R150's / polk
    audio Atrium 5
    Back Office / Guitar Jam Room
    Sony STR-K665P 5.1 setup

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bavaria, Germany
    Posts
    1,023

    Default

    Neither of those cards will work for me but that's a great price on that power supply - thanks. I think I'll pick that up and wait and see if something comes up in the ATI 4850-5770 arena.

    I've got my case open and a fan blowing and it's keeping the card running between 50-60, so I can afford to wait a little and see if I can snag a good deal on somethin.

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Argyle (Dallas)
    Posts
    1,445

    Default

    I am just building a new computer and went with the GTX465. I only buy Nvidia since I own a thousand shares :) Hopefully have it up and running next week and let you know how it is. Here's a link to the passmark site.

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    5,581

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyboy View Post
    I am just building a new computer and went with the GTX465. I only buy Nvidia since I own a thousand shares :) Hopefully have it up and running next week and let you know how it is. Here's a link to the passmark site.

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
    I work in Argyle, right off 377. I haven't met anyone I like from that town, but since you're a polkie, at least you have promise ;)

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    11,299

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Disc Jockey View Post
    I'm curious why you would say that. The spec sheets show max load for the ATI is 39w while the GT240 is 69w. But I also see the GT240 says min power supply of 300w while the 5570 wants 400w

    I have the GT240, it is OK. I can play Crysis, not in full HD but at least full screen at 27"

    It does not need an external power connection and it gives Win7x64 a 6.7 rating while my SSD comes in at 7.4

    When Crysis 2 comes out I will be most likely spending $500 on a really good card.
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    With new Exotic wood, Sonicaps, Mills & RDO198's - Born on 4-24-1989 and Signed by Matthew Polk!!!!


    My Polk SDA SRS 1.2TL's http://www.LASAREATH.com/


    It All Started here: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath2

    Part Deux: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath3

    Car Stereo---->http://www.salsleaf.com/leaf_stereo/index.htm<---- NEW for 2013

  24. #24

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Argyle (Dallas)
    Posts
    1,445

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    I work in Argyle, right off 377. I haven't met anyone I like from that town, but since you're a polkie, at least you have promise ;)
    I live right in Lantana off of the 407 and the 377. Might have to have a mini-Polk fest complete with beer, dancing girls, and a small monkey dressed like fat-Elvis.:D:D:o

  25. #25

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    5,581

    Default

    Heck yeah. As long as its in your neck of the woods so I can feel like upper-middle class :p

    BTW, I hate beer (but love liqour), wife wont approve of dancing girls, and Elvis annoys me. An Elvis-impersonating primate might just tickle my fancy though.

  26. #26

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockin' Hill, SC
    Posts
    584

    Default

    HT set up / Living Room
    Sony STR-DN2010
    Main - polkaudio Monitor 60's
    Center - polkaudio CS2
    Sub - polkaudio PSW10
    Surrounds - polkaudio Monitor 40's
    Audio / Dining room / Outdoors
    Pioneer VSX 406 - polkaudio R150's / polk
    audio Atrium 5
    Back Office / Guitar Jam Room
    Sony STR-K665P 5.1 setup

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. New Video Card
    By Early B. in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-25-2007, 08:15 PM
  2. PCI Video Card
    By Lowell_M in forum Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 10-27-2007, 10:40 PM
  3. I need a new video card
    By ben62670 in forum Video Games
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-29-2007, 07:51 AM
  4. PC Video Card
    By MrNightly in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 12-05-2006, 10:27 AM
  5. WTB: Video Card for PC
    By MrNightly in forum Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-04-2006, 10:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts