Looking for mid range graphic card

kashyaprajput

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Hello

I have recently purchased new pc, the config is given below

Intel Quad core Q6600
Intel original motherboard
4gb DDR2 Transacent ram
500gb Western digital SATA hdd
400w SMPS

I am looking for mid range about $100-200 graphic card to have good resolution in games and it should not down on FPS, the games i would mostly be playing on will be Microsoft flight simulator and NFS

Thank you
Gareth
 

darkewaffle

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ATi 5770 or nVidia 460.

What resolution are you playing at? Also I know a 5770 is fine on a 400w PSU, but I can't say I know for a 460. It's -probably- fine, but I'd wait for a little more feedback.
 

khon

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I'd go for an HD 5770, which you can get for about $140.

I wouldn't recommend getting a GTX 460 when your PSU is only 400W.
 

SlowSpyder

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What resolution is your monitor?

Radeon 5770's are right in the middle of your budget and are good performers for the money. You can find some DX10 4870's for the low end of your budget. If you want a faster part, then you are looking at a GeForce GTX460, though they start around $200 and go a bit above. Also the Radeon 5830 can be found for less than $200, it might be a decent fit for you too.
 

Rifter

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if you go for the lower end of that budget then a 5770. If you want to spend closer to the top end a 460 really cant be beat for the price.
 

RussianSensation

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Used GTX275 or a new 5770 / GTX460. I believe Microsoft flight sim runs better on NV cards though (and almost all flight sims of the past ran faster on NV cards).
 

evolucion8

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At less than $100 you could get the HD 4870 1GB, or the HD 4850 512MB DDR5 version, both on Newegg, but with such low psu rating, the HD 5770 or lower are a safer bet.
 

evolucion8

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He has a 400W PSU, a GTX 460 needs a beefy PSU. The best he can get that consumes very little power could be an HD 5770, HD 5750, and paying for older generation of cards like the HD 4770 and the GT 240 doesn't make much sense.
 

dualsmp

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400w would be plenty of power if it was something like a Corsair 400w. However a no-name generic might be risky with a GTX460. Nothing worse than spending a decent chunk of cash, then have your PSU let go and take out components possibly even your new video card. Either replace power supply with a known good brand with two PCI-E connectors and go with a GTX460, or just go with 5770 using the same power supply.
 

evolucion8

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The XFX/GTS 250 combo is nice if you really need the PSU, but its hard to justify the GTS 250 which is technology dated from 2007 when the HD 5770 is faster and costs slightly more, but its your call.
 

Skurge

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A GTX460/768 only pulls 40 more watts at load and uses about the same at idle as the 5770. Other than that it runs cooler and crushes it in gaming performance and features.

http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/19242/12

For your price range and PSU the 460 is clearly the best bet.

You of all people should all know that amps are just as important. I once a cheapo 550watt coolermaster xtreme power PSU, it was 550W on the label, but was really only rated a 460W.

So for all we know his PSU might only be able to put out 300W

I would go for a 5770.