Best under 200$ PCi graphics card

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i need a great graphics card that can run games like crysis smoothy at max setting under 200$ here are my specsMachine name: MARK-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: FK572AA-ABA a6642p
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/05/08 10:24:25 Ver: 5.30
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 5366MB RAM
Page File: 1806MB used, 9142MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 64bit Unicode
Card name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3100
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29C2&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02
Display Memory: 286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 286 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: HP w1907 Wide LCD Monitoralso
IT ALSO NEEDS TO BE A PCI CARD

IT CAN BE UNDER 300 $
 
According to HP your computer does have a PCI-E x16 slot. You should use it as there are no regular PCI video cards that are any good, assuming you plan on gaming. While looking that up I saw that the standard PSU for your computer is only 250w which severely limits the cards you can use to the point where the best I would recommend is an HD4650. That's a pretty weak card for your resolution so unless you've already upgraded the PSU I would suggest you do so. However, something like an HD4770 will do very well at your res and that card plus a decent PSU should still be under $200.
 

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jyjjy is correct, your pc only has a 250w psu which honestly cant run any practical card. In my opinion buy this psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022&cm_re=ocz_550w-_-17-341-022-_-Product

550w psu which is modular aswell, so you can save ALOT of space in the small hp case and it only costs $40 after rebate.

And then a 5770, which wont use alot of power and will be perfect for your resolution and be able to be used for future games in 2011...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150457

Total after rebates: $210 which isnt bad imo.
 

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dude are u sure this is what i should do. will it work because i trust you if u say it will work 100% it will fit it will run crysis 100% on max because i dont want to waste money plz reply and plz make sure t will work 100% i dont know that much about internal hardware stuff
also i will buy all the stuff it takes to play crysis smotthy no lag ever max settings
 

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You will have to spend 1000s just to run crysis on max. I wouldnt buy hardware just so you can play crysis on max because only the latest and greatest can tame the 2 year old beast. If you want better performance pick up this card instead...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161299&cm_re=4890-_-14-161-299-_-Product

4890 performance better then a 5770 in all games (xcept dx11 games, which wont even start coming out mainstream till 2011). and after rebate with that and the PSU it'll cost $200. You should be able to play crysis at max (no aa or af) at your resolution.
 

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hey i will buy that and will i need that cooling fan thing or do i ned more stuff to buy .
just list all the items i will need to play crysis on ax according to you 300$ max
 

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Well ok, I play crysis at very high at 1280 x 1024 with a 4890 max with 30-50fps and this resolution has more pixels on the screen then yours so I'd say you should be fine at your current resolution, but your cpu may bottleneck (i have an i7 @ 3.8ghz). I'd probably look at getting a new computer and trying to sell your system in general. If you buy the powersupply and graphic card I told you and wait a little bit save some money you can build a new amd quad core system using the propus.
 

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thanks i will probably try to build a amd quad core system


can u give me a link to that item plz i7 @ 3.8ghz

btw how do u install this a i7 @ 3.8ghz and a cooling fan
 

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lol I have the i7 920 which comes stock @ 2.66ghz, but I overclocked it to 3.8ghz. An i7 is probably the best processor out right now for consumers, but to build a system running off one your looking at $1000-$1200.
 

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would crysis run better if i overlock my cpu and what program would i have to use. and also would my computer break if i overclocked the cpu
 

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can i get a link to a like a good processor thats not overpriced thats overclockable and directions to put it in

btw when i done u will get the best answer award
 

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well it's not the cpu that cant be overclocked it's the motherboard that offers no overclocking features in the bios.

In my opinion I'd buy this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405&Tpk=GA-P55M-UD2

this cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5_750-_-19-115-215-_-Product

this ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278&cm_re=g.skill_4gb-_-20-231-278-_-Product

this case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=antec%20300%20illusion%20case

reuse your old hard drive and disc drive and buy the graphic card and psu I adviced above and then this cpu cooler for overclocking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

For overclocking look up overclocking guides on google for basic understanding.

 

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thanks alot dude but one thing i have 6 gbs of ram i dnt think i should replace it
 
A 4870 or a GTX260 should play Crysis at max (Very High) at 1280x1024 or 1440x900 with AA at around x4...you'll probably get around 30-35fps.
$150-$160

A 4890 or GTX275 can do the same but with AA turned slightly higher and get more fps.
$170-$200
 

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like water cooling or a fan cause water cooling can be expensive and what kind of power supply
 

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ok dude im going to bassicly make a gaming computer for christmas as my big present im going to make it off this computer im going to buy these items definalty im odering them soon when im done with a school project im afaid of things though that my 2.5 intel dual core thing wont be that good and that my hp case will run out of room. i will probably get the fan what do u like i should do i think my 2.5 Hertz thing possibly not run at max on cod6 and crysis any ideas

im getting things definaly
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022&cm_re=ocz_550w-_-17-341-022-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161299&cm_re=4890-_-14-161-299-_-Product
 
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