Thread: First CPU build video card help
May 10th, 2012, 07:19 PM #1
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First CPU build video card help
I'm building a new computer. I am on a limited budget and I am looking for a video card under 150$. What would you recommend? I have looked at things like this:
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 - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 11201-00-20G)
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC TOP/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
These are the other parts I am looking at if you need the reference.
Newegg.com - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
May 10th, 2012, 07:20 PM #2
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I already have ram cd drive exc.
May 10th, 2012, 09:55 PM #3
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The 7770 is slightly better.
PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards
I wouldn't use that power supply, I'd get a brand name.
You only need 500watts.
The hard drive is relatively slow, for the main drive, you want a 32, or 64 MB Cache drive.
If you are running a program that will utilize all eight cores, maybe it can be competitive, but you would be better off with an Intel dual, or quad core for gaming, and would have a real upgrade path as far as the cpu goes, not a total dead end, like the AMD gives you,
I've used both over the years, so I'm not a fan boy.
Way better cards
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, $100 - $200, Radeon HD 6000 series, Radeon HD 6850Hard Sayin Not Knowin
May 10th, 2012, 10:11 PM #4
Just a quick example, of a better CPU for the same price, and an upgrade path, to i7.
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450
Newegg.com - ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel MotherboardHard Sayin Not Knowin
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