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Windows 7: Deciding on a GPU

02 Mar 2012   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
John the Gigabyte card you linked to would be a decent one for what you do/want. As a ball-park I would get one that has GDDR5 VRAM and at least a 128 bit interface. That all means you'll have a nice picture in games and any photo shopping you want to do.
Cheerio mate.
Thanks Gary


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03 Mar 2012   #12
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
John the Gigabyte card you linked to would be a decent one for what you do/want...
Good advice.

One thing I hadn't considered until reading that was that a 7xxx series card will almost certainly hold more resale value down the road if you run into some games you want to play which would benefit from a better card. I agree with Britton that that looks like a good fit for your current needs.
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04 Mar 2012   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
John the Gigabyte card you linked to would be a decent one for what you do/want. As a ball-park I would get one that has GDDR5 VRAM and at least a 128 bit interface. That all means you'll have a nice picture in games and any photo shopping you want to do.
Cheerio mate.
Thanks Gary & cheerio
John
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05 Mar 2012   #14
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum vaidas when I built this machine I very stupidly decided on an H67 and an
i5 2500 as it was cheaper and I was nt at the time interseted in gaming or graphics.

Turns out that it is becoming increasingly more interesting if only to play my simple stuff and do some graphical apps - like those folks do with the sigs etc I am running an SSD a Crucial M4 128GB and a 1TB Seagate up behind it to dump stuff into and when I compared the WEI to what those other folks were getting I reckoned somethings wrong in old Chinatown so to speak.

Oh and bob I have a HX 650 Corsair and a Coolermaster Centurion II case which will take cards up to 270mm so there is no problems there.

I suppose I am doing this more for WEI and curiosity than anything else so might just leave as is for the time being.
H67 and I5 2500 IMHO is not stupid decision well in place of i5 2500 i would recommend i5 2400.. why? because its almost same exept a bit increased clock.

if you have money and dont have better way to use it then.. well its okay to buy a new card even if its just to have good WEI (that has no other meaning just a number to boast about in forums)
for your needs mid range card i think should do more than you need.
for example nvidia geforce GTX 550ti or radeon HD 6770
even intel HD 2000 (integrated in to i5 2500) is good enough for most things.
well it would not work if you want to play new graphic demanding games on high resolutions..
i have pc with old nvidia geforce 8800GS 384MB and it can still play such games as skyrim on medium graphics on 1440x900 resolution with no problems
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