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Windows 7: graphics card purchase? (UK)

02 Feb 2010   #1
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
graphics card purchase? (UK)

heeey, need a graphics card for the system im going to get a friend to help me to build, but i am stuck on what graphics card to get. I am wanting nvidia really because of the physics technology and they are recommended allot.
I will be paring it with a AMD triple core 2.1ghz but soon to upgrade to a x4 3.0ghz in the spring. I will be using it for gaming like cod mw2. I have windows 7 32bit with this motherboard im going to get
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 770 Socket AM2+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

cheers guys for any help, i hope thats all the info.


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02 Feb 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have a look at these Amazon.co.uk: PCI Express - 50 - 100 / ATI: Electronics & Photo

Since your chipset is AMD, I would go with ATI as they are part of the same family.

This one comes in at 97.95, just under your 100 limit. Asus Radeon HD 4850 PCI-E 2.0 1GB Graphics Card: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
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02 Feb 2010   #3
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

cool, would i run into any issues if i used a nvidia card? I think im gonna go for nvidia now. Sorry, should of changed sig.
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02 Feb 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

No, you should be fine. If your chipset was NVidia, I would have suggested an NVidia card. I must admit that I haven't run a system with an AMD chipset and NVidia graphics card (or vice-versa).

Have a look at these:

Gainward NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT Graphics Card 512MB: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
GeForce 9800GT GUP Core, 512MB DDR3, 1x DVI: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
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02 Feb 2010   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have run a Gigabyte board with a AMD chipset using a Nvidia card and it ran fine although I also tried a ATI card aswell (+- same spec as the nvidia card) and the ATI ran much better with a higher FPS and better performance.
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02 Feb 2010   #6
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

The recommendation is Using NVIDIA 9800 GU the newest and coolest Graphics card
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02 Feb 2010   #7
an4rew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You mean the GTS250, its a rebadged 9800GT with lower power consumption.
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02 Feb 2010   #8
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
The recommendation is Using NVIDIA 9800 GU the newest and coolest Graphics card
That's like saying a Mercedes engine would work better in a BMW car ..... AMD and ATI are basically the same company, I can't believe that anyone would recommend an Nvidia card working better than a ATI on a AMD chipset (same spec card that is), maybe you should Quote your reference so we can see for ourselves

F1FAN's spec says
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Graphics Card NVIDIA GeFource 8200 (upgrading soon)
So in this case I personally would recommend going down the ATI route
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02 Feb 2010   #10
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

If your set on nvidia, a gts 250 would be my choice for that price range.
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