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Offline est1895

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« on: July 01, 2013, 10:23:51 PM »
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Re: video card
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 10:41:57 PM »
Both suck....

try search for the AMD Radeon 7770, it's cheap but good...

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Re: video card
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 10:44:58 PM »
Sorry, I don't like Radeon cards.  I mean I am a gamer but I can only spend about $150.

How about this one:   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134139
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Re: video card
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 10:58:41 PM »
Here in the states you can get a GTX650ti for about $150.  A plain GTX650 runs just a shade over $100. The older GTX560ti which is faster but draws more power is around $150 as well.

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Re: video card
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 12:23:33 AM »
Well it needs to be a PCI Express 2.0.  According to Newegg there is only one, that's PCI Express 2.0 (in the 600 series) and that one cost $549.00.  Where do you get your computer parts from?

Is a GTX 560 (fermi) good enough?  its $164.00 at Newegg
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Re: video card
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 01:01:06 AM »
Well it needs to be a PCI Express 2.0.  According to Newegg there is only one, that's PCI Express 2.0 (in the 600 series) and that one cost $549.00.  Where do you get your computer parts from?

Is a GTX 560 (fermi) good enough?  its $164.00 at Newegg
If you want a cheap video card, i strongly suggest AMD...
Their quality/price ratio is pretty good, and it's better than Nvidia cards one...
You should take Nvidia only if you really want a super-duper-ultra video card...like GTX 780 or Titan..
You can trust me, i'm a computer technician ;)

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Re: video card
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 01:53:44 AM »
You can use a PCI-E 3.0 card in a PCI-E 2.0 slot, so don't worry about it. The only difference that I know is about bandwidth, where the 3.0 specification allows more, and only the higher end GPUs will exhaust a 2.0 one.
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Re: video card
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 02:24:41 AM »
If you want to stick to a PCI Express 2.0 interface, the Gigabye GTX550ti is a good card, slightly slower  than the GTX650, and pulls a little bit more power. At newegg it's only $119 right now, but if it's too big for your power supply then you might also need a power supply upgrade. But a 700W supply should be plenty and you can get one for ~$50 or so.
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Re: video card
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 03:19:46 AM »
You can use a PCI-E 3.0 card in a PCI-E 2.0 slot, so don't worry about it. The only difference that I know is about bandwidth, where the 3.0 specification allows more, and only the higher end GPUs will exhaust a 2.0 one.

Are you saying thier backwards compatable?  As far as I know there are no AMD motherboards that accept a PCI-E 3.0. :-[

My power supply is and old Antec Quattro 850w. ;D

Starch1ld I like Nvidia because there are more driver updates than the AMD cards have. :-\

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Re: video card
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 03:23:37 AM »
Starch1ld I like Nvidia because there are more driver updates than the AMD cards have. :-\

Funny, that's what I like about AMD nowadays.

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Re: video card
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 04:33:35 AM »
Starch1ld I like Nvidia because there are more driver updates than the AMD cards have. :-\

Funny, that's what I like about AMD nowadays.

Well it's my brother who wants a Nvidia card.  Even if it cost more money.  I'm not sure how to proceed.  Can I get a PCI-E 3.0 card and put it into a PCI-E 2.0 slot Bruno_007?  Starch1l9? Sxooter?

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Re: video card
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 04:47:06 AM »
Google says yes. :)

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Re: video card
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 07:46:56 AM »
What resolution are you at, and will you upgrade in the foreseeable future? 650ti and 7770 will play most modern games at 60fps at 1080 with AA off. Its all about your personal context.
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Re: video card
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 07:56:40 AM »
Well it needs to be a PCI Express 2.0.  According to Newegg there is only one, that's PCI Express 2.0 (in the 600 series) and that one cost $549.00.  Where do you get your computer parts from?

Is a GTX 560 (fermi) good enough?  its $164.00 at Newegg

All PCI-e 3.0 cards are 2.0 compatible. 3.0 cards run at x8 while 2.0s run at x16 - no difference in bandwidth
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Re: video card
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 12:07:06 PM »
Well it's my brother who wants a Nvidia card.  Even if it cost more money.  I'm not sure how to proceed.  Can I get a PCI-E 3.0 card and put it into a PCI-E 2.0 slot Bruno_007?  Starch1l9? Sxooter?

(...) The results couldn’t be any clearer: the HD 7970 doesn’t benefit in any way from a PCI-E 3.0 link to the CPU. (...)
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