Video Card Suggestion?

I am trying to play SWTOR and its basically unplayable because of my crappy video card(NVIDIA GeForce 7050). To play the game I need at least an nVidia 7800 or better. I have an EMachine System manufacturer and an ET1810 System Model. Does anyone know the best type of video card I can get that is not too expensive but will do the job? Sorry if this sounds weird I am kinda noob at this.

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  • PTRP
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    First, the most important is to look at your current power supply before buying a new GPU to know if you have to change your PSU as well.

    The least expensive card that I can recommend to you is this :

    XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $110 at newegg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    the power requirement of this card is 450w so a 500w +80 PSU should do the trick:

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $60 ($50 after rebate)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    BUT by adding $5 more you can get a higher 600w PSU which is much better: (more power for future upgrades)

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $65 ($45 after rebate, whoa much cheaper =P)

    EDIT : if you wanted to buy a new GPU at the $150 price range then the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 which is $140 at newegg is the best choice, it is the best budget GPU today is is faster than the gtx 460. It is currently ranked #16 in benchmarking while the gtx 460 is only ranked #29:

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeFo...

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Rade...

  • 9 years ago

    I would definitely look into the GTX 460. It's about $150 and it will run just about anything you throw at it maxed out. Just make sure you have a PCI-E 2.0 slot on your motherboard.

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