What mobo/cpu recommended for HD6770?

December 24, 2011 at 11:11:17
Specs: Windows 7 32bit
I got my hands on a Sapphire Vapor-X HD6770 GPU and its too powerful for my system. So I am looking for moderate ranged mobo/cpu that would work well together and with this unit. I have a new OCZ 600w ModXstream PSU so that end is fine. I will be running win7 with a min of 4GB RAM.
What do you suggest for moderate gaming and online streaming/networking?
I don't want to break the bank and would prefer staying under $250.00 if thats reasonable...
Thanks all!
Merry Christmas!

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#1
December 24, 2011 at 12:06:25
Post what you currently have in the way of hardware. Be specific and include board, CPU, RAM, Graphics.

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#2
December 24, 2011 at 12:57:13
PentiumD 830 DC 3.0Ghz
Asus P5LP-LE Mobo (1 - Pci-e X16 1.1v)
4GB RAM
600w Ocz ModXstream PSU
Win 7 32bit
Radeon x300SE

LOL...enough said?
I have already upgraded RAM and PSU... The graphics card I got is a 2.1v and not backwards compatible to my Pcie X16 1.1v. So I guess you can say, I am building backwards to accomodate....


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#3
December 24, 2011 at 13:07:24
Like I said in your other thread, get rid of the Pentium D & replace it with a Core 2 Duo E6x00. For example:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?in...


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#4
December 24, 2011 at 13:16:01
Hi Rider...
The HD6770 I accidentally purchased, and now cannot return, is 2.1 and won't work in my pcie x16 1.1 mobo. (Sapphire advised me that they are not compatible) So just changing my CPU won't correct the whole problem. I thought maybe upgrading both, within reason, would be better... This would be my first build, so I would like to keep it moderate.



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#5
December 24, 2011 at 14:16:51
AFAIK, PCIe 2.0 & 2.1 cards are fully compatible with 1.1 slots, but not necessarily 1.0a. 1.1 only supports 1/2 the bandwidth though, so it may bottleneck the card. I wouldn't be afraid to try it. The card won't be damaged, it will either work or it won't.

See "forward compatibility":

http://www.10stripe.com/featured/qu...


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#6
December 25, 2011 at 08:29:12
Merry Christmas Riider...
Ya I tried the card... it powers up and fits great in the computer but the system doesnt boot up and the monitor does not detect a signal. Black screen that just goes to sleep. So I sent Sapphire Tech a msg and they informed me that their 2.1 cards are only backward compatible to 2.0 slots. He said that 2.0 cards are compatible with 1.0v slots. They can't replace the card because everything they have/make is 2.1. So here I am. Do I sell the card and keep the crappy system and get another better/crappy card just get my system by until I can get the cash to build the system that I want? Or do I spend a minimal amount of money and upgrade enough so the card is useable?
That is why I have two separate questions currently posted... one for each of those questions. This has been an eye opener for me. Bought a card that Newegg won't RMA because I stupidly cut the UPC to meet the rebate deadline. And Sapphire does not have anything other than 2.1v cards that won't do me any good. Have been fighting with this dilemma for a week now...
"sigh"

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#7
December 28, 2011 at 23:23:02
......thank you!

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