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Windows 7: Upgrading my video card, could use feedback

28 Dec 2011   #1

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Upgrading my video card, could use feedback

Hey, I'm about to buy a new video card, motherboard, and power supply. I know this video card itself is good for what I want, but I'm unsure of the motherboard or power supply. Any feedback/suggestions (especially about the motherboard) would be helpful.

Video Card: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Motherboard: Newegg.com - MSI A75A-G35 FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

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28 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All three will be fine together. Big question is what CPU are you planning on using?
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28 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
All three will be fine together. Big question is what CPU are you planning on using?
The CPU I have currently. An Intel i7. 2.80 GHz
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28 Dec 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not going to happen. You can't put an Intel CPU into an AMD motherboard. Need to pick out an Intel motherboard.
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28 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I like the layout of MSI motherboards...nice and clean.
But, most importantly, it looks like Stormy13 may have saved you some time and money.
It's nice to see that members ask good questions on the forums, instead of just giving answers.

Looking at your specs, I hope you have a new case on your shopping list, because Dell cases are usually
proprietary and probably won't accept a standard board.
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28 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you both for the help, especially you Stormy, I'm on my way to find a different motherboard now.

Alright, I found two other motherboards that I believe work for me
One is an Intel: Newegg.com - Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
and the other is an MSI: Newegg.com - MSI H67MA-E45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Is one much better than the other?
As for a new case, any suggestions on a nice one?
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28 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You have to get a motherboard that supports your CPU.
What is the model number of the processor?

Example....
i7-860......Intel 1156 motherboard.
i7-2500k.....Intel 1155 motherboard.
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28 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AustinMan2028 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
All three will be fine together. Big question is what CPU are you planning on using?
The CPU I have currently. An Intel i7. 2.80 GHz
What's the exact model number of the CPU?

I ask because there are I7 models for Socket 1366, 1156, 1155, and 2011. Each is compatible only with its own socket type.

2.8 GHz suggests that it could be an I7-930 (Socket 1136), 860 (Socket 1156), or 2600s (Socket 1155). (There is as yet no 2.8 GHz I7 for Socket 2011.)

The motherboards you've selected are H67 (Socket 1155) ones. Unless your CPU is an I7-2600s (unusual), you have the wrong type.

Nice case? I don't own one, but Lan Li is highly regarded. Their "Lancool" (steel) series is relatively inexpensive (starts at less than $100).
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28 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
You have to get a motherboard that supports your CPU.
What is the model number of the processor?

Example....
i7-860......Intel 1156 motherboard.
i7-2500k.....Intel 1155 motherboard.
A detail, but the 2500k is an I5 chip (no hyperthreading).
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28 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
You have to get a motherboard that supports your CPU.
What is the model number of the processor?

Example....
i7-860......Intel 1156 motherboard.
i7-2500k.....Intel 1155 motherboard.
A detail, but the 2500k is an I5 chip (no hyperthreading).
Thanks
A good catch.
That should have been the i7-2600 or 2600k. Of course, neither runs at 2.80 Mhz at default. Just trying to show the OP the difference between boards and processors.
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