Right V-card for my set-up

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February 23, 2010 at 13:00:58
Specs: Windows 7, amd 64/3800 x2 dual core
I know that if a video card is too good, it won't be taken advantage of by my system, so I'm looking for suggestions on a good video card for this set-up:


Windows 7
amd 64 3800+ x2 dual core, asus 939
4 gb DDR RAM

Thanks!!


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#1
February 23, 2010 at 13:41:54
Post your power supply specs...make/model, wattage & amperage on the +12v rail. Also post the make/model of your current video card.

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#2
February 23, 2010 at 14:04:34
I'm buying a new video card, so my current video card would be irrelevant; my power supply is--sorry I don't know what it is.

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#3
February 23, 2010 at 14:38:27
The power supply is the metal box that the power cord plugs into at the back of the tower.

Open the tower and take a look at the sticker on that metal box. What does it say about "+12v", or "+12v 1, +12v 2," etc.? This is important; new video cards grab most of their power off the power supply's +12v rail(s).

Turbocharged 939 | Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz | 2x 8800GTS in SLI | 4GB PC3200 @ CL2 | A8N32-SLI Deluxe |1TB | PCI-E X-Fi Titanium Pro | Swan D1080MKII + Dayton 10" 125w sub | W7 Ultimate


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#4
February 23, 2010 at 15:40:34
My power supply:


12v+1 18a
12v+2 18a

420w

under that it says max 525.5W---I also found a link to the specs on newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#5
February 23, 2010 at 21:50:15
18A is feeding cpu so it's trapped. Another 18A to feed another components including v-card. start with hd4670 play most modern games in medium settings. if u want to play in high settings start with geforce 9800gt or hd4850 or better.

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#6
February 24, 2010 at 09:37:22
Think I'll need a new Power Supply with those video cards?

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#7
February 24, 2010 at 10:32:44
I think both cards can run with your psu.

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#8
February 24, 2010 at 12:20:10
Both cards? Are you implying that I can run a duo set-up?

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#9
February 24, 2010 at 13:14:12
Read both cards as either card alex.

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#10
February 24, 2010 at 14:22:41
Ah of course.

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#11
February 25, 2010 at 06:59:48
those two cards will work fine but why look for expensive ones and not cheap low power medium end ones like the hd 4670

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#12
February 25, 2010 at 10:27:56
"but why look for expensive ones and not cheap low power medium end ones like the hd 4670"

Maybe to get more than barely acceptable performance out of a large monitor?

Honestly, I'd aim for at least an HD4850 or 9800GT to put in a gaming box. These cards are far from expensive and will provide a much better gaming experience.

Turbocharged 939 | Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz | 2x 8800GTS in SLI | 4GB PC3200 @ CL2 | A8N32-SLI Deluxe |1TB | PCI-E X-Fi Titanium Pro | Swan D1080MKII + Dayton 10" 125w sub | W7 Ultimate


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#13
February 25, 2010 at 11:47:45
yh they would but so will th hd 4670
i did not say that those 2 are not better im just giving him a good budgeted card if he is willing to spend money let him buy em

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#14
February 26, 2010 at 09:09:04
ati radeon hd 5770 is the best bang for your buck card right now @ ~$150. IF you're willing to spend that much on a video card. it will also work for that power supply that you posted.

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#15
February 27, 2010 at 10:18:00
not rlly if he has a good budget why not HD 5850
lol

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