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Windows 7: Potential New Card???

21 Apr 2011   #1
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Potential New Card???

I am thinking of buying this card EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 Video Card - 1024MB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, HDMI, VGA DirectX 11 http://http://www.tigerdirect.com/ap...&Sku=E145-0430 I wanted to get an opinion on it. The price is good. I am upgrading from a PNY GeForce 210 512mb. I mainly use PC for HD movies and video encoding and decoding. Very few games but some. Is this card worth the money??


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21 Apr 2011   #2
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I am not sure if it matters or not but the old card is DirectX 9. I want the new card for the improved GPU. But Am new to graphic cards that support HD. So any info is welcome.
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22 Apr 2011   #3
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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22 Apr 2011   #4
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

You wouldn't expect the card I'm looking at to last long? Why is that? The card you linked is almost three times as much. I have a limited budget. Why Radeon over Nvidia? Like I said I am not up on which cards are better and which are junk. Or what I should be looking for other than the speed of it and the RAM.
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22 Apr 2011   #5
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

A 5850 is overkill if all you want to do is hd movies and casual gaming. Having reviewed the gt430 here it seems as if the card will be suitable for all your requirements.

The only difference between nvidia and ati are the users........ both chip manufacturers are as equal as each other.......
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22 Apr 2011   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomrdiedrich View Post
You wouldn't expect the card I'm looking at to last long? Why is that? The card you linked is almost three times as much. I have a limited budget. Why Radeon over Nvidia? Like I said I am not up on which cards are better and which are junk. Or what I should be looking for other than the speed of it and the RAM.
I assume that Ivan meant that Newegg would sell out of the card that he listed soon. (I'm not sure why. The price wasn't spectacularly low.)

I don't know which card to recommend. The GT 430 looks like a good choice. I's probably greatly superior to your 210. The 430 looks like it's significantly better than the 520, which is newly released at about the same price.

The TigerDirect link didn't work for me. Newegg has the 430 available from several manufacturers. Some were quite cheap (albeit with a rebate).
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22 Apr 2011   #7
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The GTX 260 will put some hair on your chest, it's a tank. Im very satisfied with mine and i highly recommend it.
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22 Apr 2011   #8
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomrdiedrich View Post
You wouldn't expect the card I'm looking at to last long? Why is that? The card you linked is almost three times as much. I have a limited budget. Why Radeon over Nvidia? Like I said I am not up on which cards are better and which are junk. Or what I should be looking for other than the speed of it and the RAM.
Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart : Best Graphics Cards For The Money: April 2011

On the last page of the review is a hierarchy chart....as you can see a 5850 is near the top $139 is a very good price for the level of performance (this deal will not last long)....with your needs it will be a long time before you need to upgrade...In my book that would be better than buying a card that will end up being upgraded soon....but this is just a suggestion...if its still too rich for your blood check out the 5570Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, Radeon HD 5000 series, Radeon HD 5570

At a hair under $65 still several steps over the 430....If you are determined to go with the 430 try and find one with 512 ram no need paying for ram that will never be used....

I am not a fan boy of any brand...price/performance is what I go by....if the prices flip so will I
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22 Apr 2011   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Please have a serious look at this card it could be a bit overkill but the prices are falling and I can tell from personal experience it is crazy good and for the money.....buy it and don't look back.!
MSI R5770 HAWK Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, DVI, Display Port, HDMI at TigerDirect
It put's my GTX 260 MaxcoreOC to shame !
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22 Apr 2011   #10
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Please have a serious look at this card it could be a bit overkill but the prices are falling and I can tell from personal experience it is crazy good and for the money.....buy it and don't look back.!
MSI R5770 HAWK Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, DVI, Display Port, HDMI at TigerDirect
It put's my GTX 260 MaxcoreOC to shame !
That 5850 is a much better card for $10 more. But both are still more than the OP requires. His post is kinda vague, doesn't give specifics like apps he uses for encoding or games he does play though.
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