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Posts: 2 - Registered: 2009-11-12 12:37:20
I have 5000 rupees in hand(Living in Chennai/India).
Initially had a 8600 GT(Mercury) which i purchased some one and a half years back and recently the fan came out(leg broken) and the concerned authorities said no replacement for physical damages.
So searched all over the internet for a better card(price to performance ratio).
Started with Ati series,
The Hd4670 model looks really cool.But i liked the one that comes from HIS.
" HIS HD 4670 ICEQ TURBO 512MB(128 bit) PCI-E"
I couldn find any place inside India to purchase it and nearest place is Karachi, Pakistan.
And i couldn understand how come there is a lot of difference when purchasing online with diff currencies,
example this model is quoted 79 dollars Max everywhere,but when i went to 20north.com which actually puts prices in rupees, quoted it around 4800 rupees which is a big difference.
These are my Pc specifications :
I just wanna know if i get a good graphic card, will i have bottleneck problems ?
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 Cpu 3.00 GHz, 1 core(s), 2 Logical Processors
Motherboard : ASRock FSB160
G31 M-S DDR2 800
RAM : 2GB DDR2
SMPS : Model - ATX P4
DC MAX O/P 550W
HARD DISK : 500 GB - Seagate (Barracuda 7200.12).
A 15" LCD monitor and a DVD writer.
When i purchased 8600 GT 2 years back i wasnt sure abt any specifications.Just bought for fun .
Now i have 5000 rupees with me and i can add not more than 200 or 400 rupees to it.
What graphic card can/should i buy ?
Please share your opinions.
EDIT POST Reply #1 Mark as Spam djtonic
Posts: 88 - Registered: 2009-09-07 19:38:08
the HD 4670 is a great budget card if you are looking at about 100US dollars to spend i would up to the 4770. HIS is a great choice due to their cooling.
as for bottlenecking...meh. Probably not but your pentium 4 is severly outdated. Honestly though with a budget of about 100.00 usd you should be fine for another year or so with a simple vid card upgrade.