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Windows 7: Is a GTX 550 ti a good gaming card.

03 Sep 2012   #21
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LewisHolcombe View Post
Yeah. I was saying I needed both. I have 5 of the same cases and wouldn't mind putting my pc I'm using now into one
I understand the socket 775, but do you know what socket the i7 is? Also is there any certain brand or features you would like?

It would be helpful if you made a list of things you needed as well.


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03 Sep 2012   #22
LewisHolcombe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
 
 

Well.
Not sure on the socket :I I got it from the bust shop as well.
I need 2 atx motherboards 1 lga775 and another for the i7 I can find out in 12 hours.
500w psu. Not an amazing one.
The best water cooling out there. No limits what so ever.
4 3tb mechanical hard drives.
1 ssd THE BIGGEST ONE THERE
You have being a great help dude. Thanks )
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03 Sep 2012   #23
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LewisHolcombe View Post
Well.
Not sure on the socket :I I got it from the bust shop as well.
I need 2 atx motherboards 1 lga775 and another for the i7 I can find out in 12 hours.
500w psu. Not an amazing one.
The best water cooling out there. No limits what so ever.
4 3tb mechanical hard drives.
1 ssd THE BIGGEST ONE THERE
You have being a great help dude. Thanks )
Do you really need that big of hdds/ssds?
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04 Sep 2012   #24
LewisHolcombe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
 
 

Well atleast 1 more
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04 Sep 2012   #25
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LewisHolcombe View Post
Well atleast 1 more
So you need at least a 500w psu, LGA 775 mobo, water cooling, not sure on the hdds or ssds, and did you figure out the socket for the i7?
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04 Sep 2012   #26
LewisHolcombe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
 
 

Sorry didn't get a chance dude but on the i7 one of the metal circles for the pins is oddly shaped.
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04 Sep 2012   #27
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LewisHolcombe View Post
Sorry didn't get a chance dude but on the i7 one of the metal circles for the pins is oddly shaped.
Do you know what i7 it is to look it up?
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04 Sep 2012   #28
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LewisHolcombe View Post
Sorry didn't get a chance dude but on the i7 one of the metal circles for the pins is oddly shaped.
Pins?

The I7s are all LGA (land grid array) devices - no pins on the CPU.
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05 Sep 2012   #29
Cobra800089

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
I own a 550ti

I just bought a GTX 550Ti from EVGA about 2 weeks ago. It's a pretty solid card. It runs Diablo 3 on medium-high settings at a good FPS (Can't measure because I don't have a FPS measurer installed but it's very smooth, no chopping or anything) and can run Minecraft at over 300FPS with shaders and high resolution textures installed. All my Steam games run flawlessly on it, I really couldn't complain about the card. If you're looking for a card that will allow you to game pretty seriously, on a budget, this is a really nice choice. I got mine off of Newegg refurbished for $99. Can't beat that deal.

Edit: Here's my exact card on Newgg at $115 and you get a $15 EVGA gift card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130625
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06 Sep 2012   #30
LewisHolcombe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
 
 

Cheers bud.
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