Thread: Video card opinions
June 6th, 2012, 10:46 PM #1
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Video card opinions
I just bought this kit and was wondering what you guys could recommend for a decent video card for gaming. BF3, Red Orchestra 2, MW3 in particular.
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June 7th, 2012, 12:37 AM #2
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You need to be a bit careful with what you go for considering your PSU. 450 watt will not run any high end card and even medium tier cards at this point are pushing 350-400watt minimum and that is EXTREMELY taxing your PSU to only have 50-100 watts left for the system. Overclocking is out of the question at that point imo (yes it'll run, but that PSU may die earlier than expected).
I would look for a card with a minimum recommended power supply of 300 or just install a new one and up it... Thermaltake is a good brand but not sure if that's just the case or the PSU.
Frankly I'd just buy these two items (if you have the budget):
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
That's only about $200 more, and $500-600 is reasonable for a solid gaming machine. I had a 750 TX die on me, but I was trying to run an OC'd machine and an OC'd 570GTX with HUGE fans on the case.I7 930i on ASUS Sabertooth X58
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GForce 570GTX on 1000w Coolermaster
September 25th, 2012, 03:05 AM #3
WTH are you even posting about? athlonxpguy clearly listed they bought a combo package system that has EIGHT GIGABYTES of RAM in it?
Seriously, can you maybe add some decent input to some more CURRENT threads instead of digging up ones from 3 months ago?i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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September 25th, 2012, 05:40 PM #4
He is reading specs from athlonxpguy's sig, I think.
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