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Recommend On: Graphics Card for Fallout 3

Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
I've done a pretty good search and come up with very little. I need to upgrade my Graphics Card with something that will run Fallout 3 high settings. I would prefer to spend less than $100 (Not impossible due to the time of year?) but don't mind going a little higher.

Amazon has a great deal on a XFX HD4350 PCI-E 2.0, but I can't find anything saying that it would suit my needs. The GEForce 8800 is proving to be expensive, despite it's age.

Anyone?

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    What are your current computer specs?

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'd say spend the little bit extra and get at least a 4850, which should be about $100 anyway. But yeah, make sure that your computer can actually use a PCI-e card

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    What are your current computer specs?

    What do you need exactly?

    Aspire M5641
    4GB Ram
    64 Bit OS Vista
    2 Core Processors
    500 GB HD
    Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20 GHZ

    Currently running on an GEForce 7100 / nForce 630i

    Not bad for $300, new. But not great for gaming, which I am new to PC gaming. Seriously, last PC game I seriously played was Doom 1 & 2 back in the '90s.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    And I have a 400 watt PSU.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'm to much under the tryptophan to bother looking up any benchmarks but your basic options are probably a 4770 for a bit over $100 or a 4670 for cheaper.

    It seems that ATI is ramping down the 4850 which used to be the go to cheap video card. There are only 4 cards on newegg and none are cheaper than a 4770.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Yeah, LLC's right. The best deals were the Radeon 4850's for the $80-$110 range, but now they only seem to sell the 4850's for $120 on newegg.

    Might as well go for a Radeon 4770 for ~$110.

    Make sure you have an available PCIE slot though.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    Yeah, LLC's right. The best deals were the Radeon 4850's for the $80-$110 range, but now they only seem to sell the 4850's for $120 on newegg.

    Might as well go for a Radeon 4770 for ~$110.

    Make sure you have an available PCIE slot though.

    HA! Bestbuy had a few 4850's for $69.99! Thanks Slash and LLC; soon I shall enjoy a beautiful version of modded fallout 3.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Glad I double checked. Indeed I have an extra PCI slot, but the PSU has to go. Could have sworn it was a 400 watt, turns out it's 300, and no extra cables.

    I wonder if that was in my old PC? Hmmm.... >>

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  • Dark ShroudDark Shroud Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Glad I double checked. Indeed I have an extra PCI slot, but the PSU has to go. Could have sworn it was a 400 watt, turns out it's 300, and no extra cables.

    I wonder if that was in my old PC? Hmmm.... >>

    Right now you should take advantage of Newegg's black Friday deals.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=58&name=Power-Supplies

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Indeed I have an extra PCI slot....

    You mean PCI-E slot, right? Gotta make sure you have a PCI-E slot for these types of video cards...

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  • Perfectly CromulentPerfectly Cromulent Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Indeed I have an extra PCI slot....

    You mean PCI-E slot, right? Gotta make sure you have a PCI-E slot for these types of video cards...

    And a 16x PCI-E slot at that.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    It's the right slot. Bless you google for letting me know the difference.

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  • RebootReboot Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm running Fallout 3 on an Asus HD4850 512MB DDR3 on very high settings. It runs without so much as a hiccup.

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