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Windows 7: What Graphics Card should i get?

22 Jan 2015   #1
AidenCiron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
What Graphics Card should i get?

Okay so here is my dilemma i'm on a budget of $100(US dollars)
And i need a good graphics card something with a little bit of CUDA
And something that can handleThis Game on Recommended With a respectable amount of LAG
My Current Graphics card

I Have some selection's here they are
Worst Case Scenario like if im Broke
the only worries i have about that one ^^^^ is how cool it will stay
Nice but not a whole lot a CUDA
This is the one that has my Eye
Now i need you're suggestion's i need one with a VGA(D-SUB) "Port"



Mother Board Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
Power Supply(Currently Broken) new PSU expected to be atleast 350W to 600W
Processor 3.40GHz Intel Pentium D Dual Core
RAM 4GB DDRII G.Skill
Case Size: Full Size room for a 12 Inch GPU


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22 Jan 2015   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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23 Jan 2015   #3
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Both of these are all-digital. Fine 128-bit DDR5 cards, but no VGA connector. An adapter will be required.

Also, these are double-slot cards, and full-size cards. OP hasn't described his case, but if he's looking at a 730 it's a single-wide low-profile card, so maybe he's got a SFF case. But in this case even the 730 wouldn't work if the VGA connector is mandatory, since the VGA connector is on the edge of the full-size bracket. The description doesn't mention a second low-profile bracket also included in the box, although it does describe the card as "low-profile ready" (which would normally mean remove the full-size bracket and install the low-profile bracket... but then that loses the VGA connector).

AidenCiron... please describe your case size. Can it hold a full-size card, or only a low-profile card? You may have a problem if VGA is required, and you may need an adapter from digital-to-VGA.

Also, the 750 and 730 cards are "lower-power" than the 740. Your case PSU may be a limiting factor.

One more possible card... Sapphire AMD R7-250. This is absolutely a low-profile 1GB 128-bit DDR5 card that is low-power, single-wide, and comes with both full-size and low-profile brackets in the box (with three digital connectors on both brackets). Again, there is no VGA connector so you'll need an adapter if your monitor requires VGA. Just slightly above your $100 budget, but just a bit. This R7-250 will provide SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER performance than the 730 card will, and slightly less performance than the 750 (but it's a low-profile single-slot card, so it will work in a SFF case if that's a requirement) and $10 cheaper than the 750.
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24 Jan 2015   #4
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I would say a Hd radeon 7770 1gb might do the trick, it's entry level and 100$ usd on amazon. Keep in mind your fps might varie depending on how good your cpu is and how much ram you have too.


Amazon.com: MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7770-PMD1GD5: Computers & Accessories


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24 Jan 2015   #5
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I would say a Hd radeon 7770 1gb might do the trick, it's entry level and 100$ usd on amazon. Keep in mind your fps might varie depending on how good your cpu is and how much ram you have too.

Amazon.com: MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7770-PMD1GD5: Computers & Accessories
Once again... double-wide full-size card, no VGA connector, and in this case it even requires a 1x6 PCIe power cable, from a PSU of at least 400W. At least the other cards previously listed are "low-power" and can survive just with PCIe power. They don't need additional power.

The R7-250 I pointed to earlier is actually a rebranded current incarnation of the HD7750. Not quite the same performance as your HD7770, but I suspect perhaps a better fit for the computer (which we still don't have specs on, but it's probably older and "less powerful" than would really be appropriate for an HD7770).
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24 Jan 2015   #6
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I would say a Hd radeon 7770 1gb might do the trick, it's entry level and 100$ usd on amazon. Keep in mind your fps might varie depending on how good your cpu is and how much ram you have too.

Amazon.com: MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7770-PMD1GD5: Computers & Accessories
Once again... double-wide full-size card, no VGA connector, and in this case it even requires a 1x6 PCIe power cable, from a PSU of at least 400W. At least the other cards previously listed are "low-power" and can survive just with PCIe power. They don't need additional power.

The R7-250 I pointed to earlier is actually a rebranded current incarnation of the HD7750. Not quite the same performance as your HD7770, but I suspect perhaps a better fit for the computer (which we still don't have specs on, but it's probably older and "less powerful" than would really be appropriate for an HD7770).

Yea my bad didn't notice that earlier when I first read it. Op really should just make a new computer to be honest. He's missing out on a lot. Would be a lot easier to suggest if op gave full specs like motherboard,power supply ect
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13 Feb 2015   #7
AidenCiron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Both of these are all-digital. Fine 128-bit DDR5 cards, but no VGA connector. An adapter will be required.

Also, these are double-slot cards, and full-size cards. OP hasn't described his case, but if he's looking at a 730 it's a single-wide low-profile card, so maybe he's got a SFF case. But in this case even the 730 wouldn't work if the VGA connector is mandatory, since the VGA connector is on the edge of the full-size bracket. The description doesn't mention a second low-profile bracket also included in the box, although it does describe the card as "low-profile ready" (which would normally mean remove the full-size bracket and install the low-profile bracket... but then that loses the VGA connector).

AidenCiron... please describe your case size. Can it hold a full-size card, or only a low-profile card? You may have a problem if VGA is required, and you may need an adapter from digital-to-VGA.

Also, the 750 and 730 cards are "lower-power" than the 740. Your case PSU may be a limiting factor.

One more possible card... Sapphire AMD R7-250. This is absolutely a low-profile 1GB 128-bit DDR5 card that is low-power, single-wide, and comes with both full-size and low-profile brackets in the box (with three digital connectors on both brackets). Again, there is no VGA connector so you'll need an adapter if your monitor requires VGA. Just slightly above your $100 budget, but just a bit. This R7-250 will provide SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER performance than the 730 card will, and slightly less performance than the 750 (but it's a low-profile single-slot card, so it will work in a SFF case if that's a requirement) and $10 cheaper than the 750.
I Believe a full size card will fit
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13 Feb 2015   #8
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AidenCiron View Post
I Believe a full size card will fit
Well then, if you can reach for about $152 you probably can't do better than the EVGA GeForce GTX 750ti SC. We're still talking about a low-power card that does not require additional PCIe power to it.

It's full-size height but "short" in length so it will fit in probably all tower (non-SFF) cases without any concern. It does take two slots, but that's generally not a problem.

Best performance for the price and power requirements. Newer models from AMD compete, but I believe this is the best buy.

Everything else steps down from here in performance along with price.
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14 Feb 2015   #9
AidenCiron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

M1GU31

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14 Feb 2015   #10
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Motherboard seems ok should be able to use pretty much any pci x16 graphics card. Only thing you will have to worry about is maybe geting a new power supply with it. Cpu might slow it down a bit but depends on the game. Anyways that can be changed when ever but a new graphics card should boost performance. As long as you have a case that can fit the graphics card. Should be ok running at 1280x1024, won't be super intensive I believe at that resolution. As for vga you could use a dvi to vga converter like I use to. Works on pretty much all vga monitors from my experience.

I use one like this and they are pretty cheap Amazon.com: StarTech DVI to VGA Cable Adapter, M/F (DVIVGAMF): Electronics



The Adapter should work with pretty much most vga monitors if you have to use one. You might have to set the resolution manually though since the computer might think you can use highers ones due to using a adapter which it ends up doing on mine so I have to lock it at the correct resolution. Which is pretty easy since you just choose the correct one and don't touch the other ones.
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