Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Video Card Question?

08 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
He's asking about a new PC.
*facepalm*. I know he is asking about an entirely new PC....but he never mentioned what he is who knows!. It's not like an Intel computer always costs $3,000 and and AMD always costs less than $1,500. We don't have enough information to make sweeping statements like you can build what I built and get it a lot cheaper when he didn't mention his price. Granted, maybe we can once we find out price, but without that....I can make no such claims with certainty.

Sometimes I have no idea why I continue to post in certain threads.
An AM3 platform vs an Core i5 platform is a bit cheaper overall.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
An AM3 platform vs an Core i5 platform is a bit cheaper overall.
Not always depends upon everything else in the computer.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 at NewEgg $165
Asus M4A79T Deluxe mobo $178
4GB DDR3 1600 RAM $105

Total : $448

intel Core i5-750 at NewEgg $199
Asus ASUS P7H55D-M EVO mobo $125
4GB DDR3 1600 RAM $105

Total : $429
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

It also depends what his budget is, and preference.

Amd is a good bang for the buck for the most part, but
Intel is the better performer.

Granted Intel cost more sometimes, but you get what you pay for.

meaning, a x4 Phenom at 3.1 will be easily matched or outpaced by Intel at only 2.5Ghz.

So its a personal choice if the extra cost is worth the perfomance.

As for the OPs original question,
What resolution are you gaming at?

If lower resolutions you might be OK... but if 1680x1050 or more, i would def. upgrade the graphics card.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

To the original poster, what is your budget and how much does that computer cost you were looking at. it's very hard for us to tell you if you are getting a good deal without that information.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Video Card Question?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Video Card Question for New PC Build
I'm building a new computer and need some video card advice. I have the following components (listed below) for my new build. I need advice on getting the best video card for my needs. I am NOT a gamer. I currently have (3) monitors on my main PC, and this new build will replace it. I will need...
Graphic Cards
Power Supply + video card question
I am planing to get this power supply: - XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply with 2 of these video cards: - PowerColor AX6970 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support...
Hardware & Devices
Quick question: New video card installation and reactivation?
As the title implies, I have a pretty quick (and probably stupid) question regarding upgrading my video card. I'm readying myself to swap out my old GPU for a new one, and I'm currently running Windows 7 Professional (x64). Everything is activated and genuine. When I remove the old GPU and...
Windows Updates & Activation
question bout my video card
i got a GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE and i was wondering what was the best driver for windows seven O.o cant get the proper resolutions.
Graphic Cards
Video Card Question
Hi. I currently have a MSI (Micro-Star International) Nvidia Geforce N9400GT Graphics Card 512MB DDR2 HDMI Ready with 1080P HD Display Support. Here is a link of the card (MSI Microstar Geforce 9400GT 512MB PCI Express x16 2.0 Video Card in Computer Video Cards at I was told this...
Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App