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Windows 7: Buying a new graphic card

13 Jan 2012   #1
Klamfyr

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
Buying a new graphic card

Hello, I'm thinking of buying a new graphic card and I hope that you guys could give me some ideas, since I'm pretty much clueless (even though I read the long post about finding the right graphic card)
Basically, I'm going to use it for gaming only, my price range is limited to 250 USD and whats very important to me is that it has 2 HDMI ports.
Thanks in advance SF


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13 Jan 2012   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

A 560 or 6950 should be in your range, but u will only see an improvement of 5% or less with your current processor and your motherboard could use an upgrade also, and your money would be better spent in those areas first....
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13 Jan 2012   #3
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What power supply(wattage & brand name) are you running?
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14 Jan 2012   #4
Klamfyr

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a 750 Watt Dell power suply laying around from another pc - could use that if high power is needed :P
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14 Jan 2012   #5
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Not too sure about anything Dell makes or has made....The two HDMI ports limit the selections here is the better option Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-50706-10M GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

And the lesser but much cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500217
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15 Jan 2012   #6
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
A 560 or 6950 should be in your range, but u will only see an improvement of 5% or less with your current processor and your motherboard could use an upgrade also, and your money would be better spent in those areas first....
I miss the part where he included information about his motherboard.

What kind of mobo is he using?
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15 Jan 2012   #7
Klamfyr

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
A 560 or 6950 should be in your range, but u will only see an improvement of 5% or less with your current processor and your motherboard could use an upgrade also, and your money would be better spent in those areas first....
I miss the part where he included information about his motherboard.

What kind of mobo is he using?
I was also wondering how he knew about my MB But it's like really old and needs a replacement as well
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15 Jan 2012   #8
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klamfyr View Post

I was also wondering how he knew about my MB But it's like really old and needs a replacement as well
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He saw your specs and deducted from it which type of motherboard you may be having.
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15 Jan 2012   #9
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klamfyr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
A 560 or 6950 should be in your range, but u will only see an improvement of 5% or less with your current processor and your motherboard could use an upgrade also, and your money would be better spent in those areas first....
I miss the part where he included information about his motherboard.

What kind of mobo is he using?
I was also wondering how he knew about my MB But it's like really old and needs a replacement as well
What mobo are you using? Are you going to change your power supply? 750 watts sounds like overkill in your system but you have it already in another machine so that's great.
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15 Jan 2012   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superjose View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klamfyr View Post

I was also wondering how he knew about my MB But it's like really old and needs a replacement as well
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He saw your specs and deducted from it which type of motherboard you may be having.

He Saw the specs but your CPU told the story your cpu might be limited to certain mainboard types

He probally research what board your chip uses and went from there FYI Nvidia cards draw more juice then a ATI card that is why he Recommended 750. just to be on the safe side

In the end the Op will have to make the choice Budget or the best bang for his buck persay
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