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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by psaros, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. psaros

    psaros Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a nvidia geforce 6150 le on my rig right now and I want to be able to play company of heroes on high-max settings. My specs (click comp icon) right now will run it at minimum settings but not at the reccomended settings. I'm fine for everything except the card, what would be a good replacement in the $50-75 range for me? I was thinking geforce 7300 or 7600GT, something around there.

    My PSU settings (power supply):

    Bestec
    Model: ATX-250-12Z REV.: D2R.
    INPUT: 100-127V~6A, 200-240V~3A 50/60HZ
    OUTPUT: +12V / 14A, -12V / .8A
    250W MAX. +5V / 25A, +5VSB / 2A peak 2.5A
    +3.3V / 18A
    +5V & +3.3V 165W MAX.
    +5V & +12V 218W MAX.

    Will I be able to run the 7300/7600 gt with that psu? Also is the GDDR3 the memory type that will work with my pc? Someone said I should get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130062#spec

    Thank you.
     
  2. PuckSkraper

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    this should answer most of your questions

    The Best Gaming Graphics cards for the Money: December 2007

    For your price range they suggest the ATI HD 2600 Pro. I personally wouldn't get anything less than and ATI HD 3850 if you want to play any future games but at $180... This is assuming you have PCI-E and not AGP though they recommend AGP cards too.

    For head to head comparisons check out:
    Desktop VGA Charts 2007
     
  3. nvrsummer2

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    If you can spare it, I got an EVGA 8600gt 512mb for $150 from newegg. It smokes most games and handles COH on max settings/resolution. And it will be able to handle future games as well, its DX10 ready.
     
  4. psaros

    psaros Thread Starter

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    I don't have the dough to cover either of those, so I think my options are: ATI 2600 pro ($80) & 7600 GT ($90), good, or the Radeon2600XT/8600GT ($100), which I heard was amazing. Will any of these work okay with my PSU?
     
  5. prunejuice

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    No. That power supply is garbage (contextually speaking).
     
  6. psaros

    psaros Thread Starter

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    What's a good PSU for 20-50 bucks then that would work with those?
     
  7. prunejuice

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    Not much. You can look into a lower spec ANTEC Earthwatts, maybe.
     
  8. psaros

    psaros Thread Starter

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    This would work then?

    For any of them.
     
  9. prunejuice

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    Yeah, it'll do.
     
  10. psaros

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    Thanks a bunch :D
     
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