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« on: March 02, 2011, 03:49:59 AM »

Hey guys. I recently put together a brand new computer from scratch. The integrated video on the motherboard is pretty good, but since I got the new monitor, it is beginning to lag slightly in some games (Minecraft, Spore, etc). Here's the specs so far:
1tb & 300gb HDD
DVD Multi reader/DVD-RAM Multi writer (pretty much read/write any disc except for Blu-ray)
Standard wired keyboard/mouse
21.5" monitor (1920x1080)
4gb RAM
AMD Athlon X2 processor
512mb integrated video

...and a few other bits and bobs...

So, my question is, what kind of video card would be ideal for this type of setup? The monitor has a DVI cable connection, although I can get an adapter to make it fit into a HDMI-only video card if necessary. I've got a couple of video cards in mind already, but I figured it's best to ask the people around here, since there is a good chance that someone here will probably know better than I would about what would be best. (The video card MUST be PCI-E 2.0).

If I can get the video card (probably within a few weeks) then I'll probably start saving up for a better processor. Once I've got that, I'm planning to get Windows 7 64-bit (probably Ultimate edition).

Thoughts and suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 09:37:06 PM »

Try reading this:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/desktop-hardware/256001-best-pci-e-2-0-video-card-200-less-newegg-desktop.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 10:35:20 PM »

Thanks, Red! I'll have a look at it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 10:04:53 PM »

*Heavy Russian accent*
No problemo.
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