Buying new graphics card

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    ARJOT SINGH New Member

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    Hey guys
    I m planning on buying a new graphics card
    My system configuration is:-
    core2duo E4500 @ 2.20GHz processor
    ASUS P5GC-MX motherboard
    1GB Kingston RAM
    160 GB Seagate HDD
    19" Viewsonic monitor

    I have shortlisted Zotac GeForce 9400GT card.
    I would mostly be using it for playing racing games mostly NFS series as I m a big fan. I m also going to upgrade to windows 7 when they will be released.
    What u guys think?
    Does installing graphics card improve the performance of my CPU?
    Also I want to upgrade to 2GB RAM?
    Is it a good decision?
    My budget is Rs 5000.
     
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    Get the Palit 9600GT GDDR3 512MB @ 4.5k and get 1GB DDR2 800MHz for 0.8k. It should suit ur needs. 9600GT is a much better buy and will last you longer, but u will need an extra 6-pin power connector for this, make sure ur SMPS has this. Else, the 9400GT/9500GT should be good enough.

    If you want ATI, then you may go for the 4670 1GB for 4.3k and get 1/2GB DDR2 800MHz for 800/1200
     
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    I have finalised on zotac geforce 9400gt as my SMPS doesn't have another connector & I have not been able to find a palit gfx in my locality.
    Now can u tell me how to install this graphics card on my pc?
    Please give me step by step procedure.
    I will be really thankful to u.
     
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    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    why not 9800GT for 5.5k?

    PS: 5.5k is the current price right?
     
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    I think XFX 9600GT comes with connector. SO u dont need to worry oabout connector. If ur SMPS supports the wattage go for it.
     
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    My budget is Rs. 5000 for both graphics card & 2GB RAM.
    I can't spare not even a penny above that.
    So I can't buy that card.
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    :-D I have already bought the zotac card & now I m going to get that 2GBs of RAM for my pc.
    got the card for Rs. 3100.
    Thanks for all ur suggestions.
    I really appreciate that.
     
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