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  1. Fatt

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    Well, to start off im totally useless with computer software like graphics cards etc so i dont know which ones are good and which arnt. I mostly use my PC for gaming, i am currently playing Age of Conan which is a game which requires very high system requirments and currently im only getting 8-10 FPS in most areas of the game, 15 Max on the lowest settings. I used to play world of warcraft and i used to get 30 FPS minimum in most areas with high settings enabled.

    I am currently using a 256mb NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS graphics card which came with the computer, the only things i use my computer for is browsing the net, playing games and using chat programs, i dont use it for watching movies or anything so i want to buy a graphics card which will enable me to have atleast 30+ fps on age of conan in all areas on the highest settings.

    Can anyone make any recommendations on which graphic cards i should be looking at?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Can you post the full specs of your computer? We'll need to know if you have a standard case and what kind of power supply you have.
     
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    ADVENT T9509 RECON
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600, 2.4GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache, Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium, 2048MB RAM Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, DVD Re-Writer Drive, 256MB NVidia GeForce 8300 GS, 7-In-1 Media Card Reader, 6 USB Connections

    Turned out i got the video card wrong, its actually 256mb :$, sorry about that, edited my original post.
     
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    You're going to need to open up the computer and look at the label on the power supply to see what the brand and wattage is. The higher end video cards need a lot more power then a basic 8300GS.
     
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    On the label it says : OUTPUT POWER: 350W,(+12V,+5v&3.3V TOTAL)

    That seems to be the only relevant thing on there for me, but if you need something else from there just say.

    Doesnt matter about price, would prefer the cheapest one which would meet the standards which i set on the original post.
     
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    In order to run a modern-day, high-power graphics card, you're going to need a larger power supply.

    That being said, your best choice for a card would either be the ATi 4850 or 4870, depending on how much you want to spend.
     
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    I'd be looking at the Radeon HD 4850, its probably one of the best deals at the moment.

    And you will also need a quality brand name 450 watt or better power supply to go with it.
     
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    How much would all of that cost?
     
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    Do you live in the U.S. or else where?
     
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    UK, but i know £1 is roughly $2 so doesnt matter which currency you say :p

    And also, would the Radeon HD4850 be the Sapphire one or the ATI one?
     
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    ok thanks for all the help cazio + triple6, the prices are very affordable for me :)
     
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    You'll be able to PLAY any game in MAX res like 1920x1200 in MAX details with the 4850 card. You will need to have the PSU... and make sure its not a cheap one.
     
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