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Windows 7: Graphics card suggestions please

11 Feb 2014   #11
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
EXACTLY what I was looking for...

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hi idahjo,

you may refer to article: february 2014: Best graphics cards for the money for detailed price/performance comparison of various video cards and select one as per your needs. Most modern video cards come with hdmi slot or a converter, so you would not face any difficulty connecting an hdmi display.
thanks :d


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11 Feb 2014   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You could also look into a 660 or a 650 Ti or even a 650, all of which should be well under $200.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 660

This was the 1st card I got for my latest build, it rocks, and it`s under $200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127699
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12 Feb 2014   #13
cramble2005

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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hi idahjo,

you may refer to article: february 2014: Best graphics cards for the money for detailed price/performance comparison of various video cards and select one as per your needs. Most modern video cards come with hdmi slot or a converter, so you would not face any difficulty connecting an hdmi display.
thanks :d
You are welcome. And one more thing, as you are not going to use the system for extensive gaming, I really would not suggest upgrading the motherboard just for PCI express slot rev 3.0. You would not notice any difference at all and moreover the video cards are backwards compatible so they will work on PCI express rev 2.0 as well. Radeon 7750 or 7770 will give you most bang for buck.
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12 Feb 2014   #14
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Got it; THANKS again
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12 Feb 2014   #15
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cramble2005 View Post
hi idahjo,

you may refer to article: february 2014: Best graphics cards for the money for detailed price/performance comparison of various video cards and select one as per your needs. Most modern video cards come with hdmi slot or a converter, so you would not face any difficulty connecting an hdmi display.
thanks :d
You are welcome. And one more thing, as you are not going to use the system for extensive gaming, I really would not suggest upgrading the motherboard just for PCI express slot rev 3.0. You would not notice any difference at all and moreover the video cards are backwards compatible so they will work on PCI express rev 2.0 as well. Radeon 7750 or 7770 will give you most bang for buck.
You will notice a difference, using a new card, lets say a r9 270x for example, using it in a PCI-E 2.0 will be fine, but it will be holding the GPU back, whereas a 3.0 will enable it to use all its power depending on the CPU, Ram and PSU
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12 Feb 2014   #16
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think I'm going to 'hide and watch' till the smoke clears. Obviously, I am learning from all this; from others much more knowledgeable than myself. Frankly I'm old enough to know that saving 30-40 bucks can be penny wise and pound foolish in technology that changes so rapidly...
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12 Feb 2014   #17
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

its all opinions mate lol, If your not gaming them its not gonna make much difference to you whether its backwards compatible or not, the 7750/7770 is also a good option to consider!
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12 Feb 2014   #18
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I do plan on running a FlightGear Flight Simulator, but I suspect it is less demanding than what is termed "Gaming"?
re:FlightGear Flight Simulator | sophisticated, professional, open-source
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12 Feb 2014   #19
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Let's suppose...

If I left the Intel board w/ PCIe 2.0x16 slots, which of the two of these would you choose?
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R726XOC-1GD Radeon R7 260X 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
Newegg.com - MSI N650TI-1GD5/V1 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

why? (thanks for hanging with me)

Or, IF the board was changed as proposed previously for PCIe 3.0 slots, would this be a good choice?
GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

...considerable difference in total $$ outlay, eh?
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12 Feb 2014   #20
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I'd always recommend AMD mate, simply because you usually get more bang for your bucks!
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