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Windows 7: Graphic card recomendation

13 Nov 2009   #1
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Graphic card recomendation

Getting a barebones system, and would like some recommendations for a graphics card, do some gaming so looking for a bit of quality.

Barebones Spec:
Processor
Clockspeed2.66GhzCache8mb L3ManufacturerIntelDescriptionIntel Core i5 750 2.66GhzArchitecture Features4.8GTsSupports VirtualisationYesNo. of Cores4
Memory
Description4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8Speed1600MHz
Case
DescriptionAntec Nine Hundred 2 CaseColourBlackDimensions19.4" (H) x 8.6" (W) x 18.6" (D)
Power Supply
Wattage / Rating650wDescriptionCorsair 650TX ATX Power Supply
Motherboard
AudioVIA VT1828S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODECFirewireVIA 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (one at mid-board; one at back panel)LANRealtek 8112L Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2IO1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
1 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x RJ45 port
8 x USB 2.0/1.1
8-channel Audio I/OMax Memory CapacityMax. 16 GBForm FactorATXPCI-EX1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (@x4 mode, 2.5GT/s)
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s)RAIDSupport For RAID 0,1,5,10SATA Ports6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s portsIDE Ports1Memory Slots4 x DIMM SlotsDescriptionIntel P55 (Socket 1156) PCI-Express DDR3 MotherboardCPU SupportIntel Socket 1156 Core i7 Processor/Core i5 ProcessorChipsetIntel P55 MotherboardSocket Typei5 (Socket 1156)USB14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back panel)PCI3E-SATA1 x External SATA 3Gb/s port (SATA on-the-go)


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13 Nov 2009   #2
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Getting a barebones system, and would like some recommendations for a graphics card, do some gaming so looking for a bit of quality.

Barebones Spec:
Processor
Clockspeed2.66GhzCache8mb L3ManufacturerIntelDescriptionIntel Core i5 750 2.66GhzArchitecture Features4.8GTsSupports VirtualisationYesNo. of Cores4
Memory
Description4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8Speed1600MHz
Case
DescriptionAntec Nine Hundred 2 CaseColourBlackDimensions19.4" (H) x 8.6" (W) x 18.6" (D)
Power Supply
Wattage / Rating650wDescriptionCorsair 650TX ATX Power Supply
Motherboard
AudioVIA VT1828S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODECFirewireVIA 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (one at mid-board; one at back panel)LANRealtek 8112L Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2IO1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
1 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x RJ45 port
8 x USB 2.0/1.1
8-channel Audio I/OMax Memory CapacityMax. 16 GBForm FactorATXPCI-EX1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (@x4 mode, 2.5GT/s)
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s)RAIDSupport For RAID 0,1,5,10SATA Ports6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s portsIDE Ports1Memory Slots4 x DIMM SlotsDescriptionIntel P55 (Socket 1156) PCI-Express DDR3 MotherboardCPU SupportIntel Socket 1156 Core i7 Processor/Core i5 ProcessorChipsetIntel P55 MotherboardSocket Typei5 (Socket 1156)USB14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back panel)PCI3E-SATA1 x External SATA 3Gb/s port (SATA on-the-go)
whats your budget mate..??
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13 Nov 2009   #3
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

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13 Nov 2009   #4
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

if your budget is high enough... and you want the best you can get..... go for a HD5870... if its lower well... will find ya something
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13 Nov 2009   #5
Mivo

Windows 7 Pro (64-bit), Arch Linux
 
 

GTS 950 (about $115-125) or GTS 960 ($175-190) are good choices, if you opt for Nvidia and want to spend under $200, but it totally depends on your budget and what type of games you want to play, and in what resolution. The GTS 950 is 9" long.

Take a look at this thread, too, for some general ideas and suggestions.
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13 Nov 2009   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

If you have the budget, I'd look at either a 5850 or 5870. 5850 is a better 'bang for buck'.

They are a pricey, but you won't have to upgrade for quite some time.
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13 Nov 2009   #7
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Looks a decent card at a very resonable price, 101.26 from Overclockers.

Will look around for prices.
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13 Nov 2009   #8
Mivo

Windows 7 Pro (64-bit), Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Looks a decent card at a very resonable price, 101.26 from Overclockers. Will look around for prices.
I picked up that card recently (the Gainward "Green Edition") and I'm quite happy with it. Yields a 6.8 in W7. I'm able to play Anno 1404/Dawn of Discovery on "high" settings (except shadows) in 1680x1050, and I appreciate how quiet it is. (Does not apply to Nvidia's original version of the card.) I paid 119 (106) for it, but it wasn't the cheapest store. On the bit-tech.net forums I saw a mention of 69 pounds for the card, though the vendor seems to sell it for 82 now. Still looks like a good price.
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13 Nov 2009   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I imagine a lot is going to have to do with what is available to you as well. From my understanding not all things are readily available to you in the UK. It does look like you have put together a rather great mid high end system so the 4 or 5 series card would be a great addition. The only real suggestion from me would be a better PSU so your more upgrade proof. In case you would be entertaining crossfire in the future. To me it seems a lot of people overlook the importance of a high quality power supply, after all it is the heart and soul of your system. And with the newer cards, some requiring a 6 and 8 pin power connector. Make sure you have the cables you need.And check the Voltage on the 12v rails.
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13 Nov 2009   #10
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
If you have the budget, I'd look at either a 5850 or 5870. 5850 is a better 'bang for buck'.

They are a pricey, but you won't have to upgrade for quite some time.
+1 to this.... they are the best bang for buck right now.... and seeing as how nivida might in trouble... that would end their driver support..
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