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Windows 7: Need help picking out a new graphics card

15 Feb 2013   #11
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I think all the cards today are garbage and dam ugly. I love my 9600 gt`s

Especially the XFX`s
Oh, I love this card

If it was possibly I'd get it only because of looks, but it's also a 7870. Beautiful looking card.


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16 Feb 2013   #12
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So should I get the Geforce GTX 650 Ti, stick to the Gigabyte HD 7750, the Sapphire Toxic HD 6850, or go with another graphics card? Also would it be possible to buy a graphics card for the PCI x1 slot and have another one on the PCI-E?
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16 Feb 2013   #13
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razor505 View Post
So should I get the Geforce GTX 650 Ti, stick to the Gigabyte HD 7750, the Sapphire Toxic HD 6850, or go with another graphics card? Also would it be possible to buy a graphics card for the PCI x1 slot and have another one on the PCI-E?
6850, if you can afford it.

If I have found the right specs, the machine has one PCI-E X16 slot, two PCI-E X1 slots, and one PCI slot. I haven't found whether a double slot X16 card would block any of those, but it wouldn't be a surprise if one of the X1 slots was covered.

PCI-E X1 and PCI graphics cards exist. They tend to be low-end and relatively expensive (compared to their X16 versions).

May I ask why you'd want 3 graphics cards?

Crossfire wouldn't be available with your system, I think. (SLI is certainly unavailable, if only because the board won't be licensed for it.) Single AMD graphics cards support multiple monitors (Eyefinity), although you'd need to be able to deal with DisplayPort connections if you used 3 or more.
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16 Feb 2013   #14
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I was thinking if I could have a extra graphics card, like one for the hdmi and one for gaming. Also is it okay if you could help me pick out a graphic card from Bestbuy, my budget is around $150.
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16 Feb 2013   #15
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razor505 View Post
I was thinking if I could have a extra graphics card, like one for the hdmi and one for gaming. Also is it okay if you could help me pick out a graphic card from Bestbuy, my budget is around $150.
This one:

Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video Card (GV-N65TOC-1GI) : Video Cards - Best Buy Canada

or this one:

ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB GDDR5 Video Card (GTX650TI-1GD5) : Video Cards - Best Buy Canada

$160, but it's a significantly better than the other cards that I see there at roughly this price.

More expensive yet:

Sapphire TOXIC HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card : Video Cards - Best Buy Canada

but also a significantly better card. All of these are only available online.

I'd probably prefer www.newegg.ca, at the risk of having to pay return shipping.
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16 Feb 2013   #16
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I just go with Bestbuy because of they have a store in my city. But my friend has bought from Newegg before, but I have'nt.
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16 Feb 2013   #17
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

But one more question, would it work on my cpu? I just dont want to bottleneck it.
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16 Feb 2013   #18
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razor505 View Post
But one more question, would it work on my cpu? I just dont want to bottleneck it.
It'd work. Sniffing around the Web, I see people happily running a 6850 with an Athlon II X4 635.

One possible worry: I'm not sure about that card, but I see that a similar model is 238mm (9.37") long. Will that fit in your case? (I expect so, but it'd be worth checking.)
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17 Feb 2013   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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17 Feb 2013   #20
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razor505 View Post
But one more question, would it work on my cpu? I just dont want to bottleneck it.
It'd work. Sniffing around the Web, I see people happily running a 6850 with an Athlon II X4 635.

One possible worry: I'm not sure about that card, but I see that a similar model is 238mm (9.37") long. Will that fit in your case? (I expect so, but it'd be worth checking.)
My computer case is 180 (W) x 401.8 (D) x 379 (H) mm (7.08 x 15.81 x 14.92 inches)
but I have 3 slot space left in my computer beside the PCI-E
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