Solved Which Vid card for this new motherboard?

January 9, 2012 at 20:34:03
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Well, Im starting a lil home build, but i was just having trouble with one thing.

Which video card would be good...

So im hoping one of you can chime in and give me a good idea. It would help alot.

The motherboard is
(If you know a better MB for same price or cheaper, lemme know also)

But yeah, looking to get a vid card for that.

What i need the video card to preform for, is for World of Warcraft, and i want to be able to run it on decent graphics. Maybe like high, not ultra, But in a good price range vid card.. Like no more then say 75 bucks.. Link to newegg too please ^^

Thanks alot for the help in advance

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January 9, 2012 at 23:12:32
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If you are looking for a midrange graphics card then why are you buying an i7 capable motherboard with two PCIe x 16 slots for graphics. That board is overkill. What processor (CPU) do you intend on running?

State your budget for your entire build and what hardware you intend to reuse in the new system. Include the brand and full model of your power supply, if you intend to reuse it.

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January 10, 2012 at 01:22:34
$130 for a board that you are not going to take advantage of it is waste of money.
There are cheap socket 1155 motherboard from newegg.

If u plan to play games like "World of Warcraft" u don't need the current video card.
U can get away with old radeon hd 4850

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January 10, 2012 at 05:43:42
@ Othehill

Well i chose that board because of the brand ofc, and because it went with the i5's also.

So this is what i was looking @ the core components being, without the vid card choice yet.




Was just gonna get @ least 8gb of ram, but i wanna have it where i can upgrade in the future as well.

Now if i can get a idea about what you guys think about that hardware then it will help me out quite a bit.

If there is another good motherboard that holds the i5 and can have just 1 good video card then ill be happy.. Just wanna be able to run it on high settings.

Anyways, budget is around 650 (high side), and thats not counting the case, and other minor s--- i will have to buy, But all the core components cpu, motherboard,psu, ram, vid card i wanna keep around 550-650.

The components i linked is around 480-500 as it is. So it leaves a good range for vid card room.

But if there is a better motherboard i could be using with that cpu, lemme know, but im pretty settled on that idea of the cpu itself.
Prefer to use Asus boards.

And i know that PSU is sorta overkill on what i need it for, but as i said, if i upgrade in the future, i want the room for it. Also i couldnt find a good 700 that had good reviews, until i ram into that 750. And i like how the wire management is, thought it would be helpful.

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January 10, 2012 at 09:19:31
-Motherboard is overkill.
-Psu is overkill.

In the future are u going to buy gtx 580 or two gtx 580?

Did u check the links in post #2?
-U need a normal cheap board.
-look for rosewill 630w it is 60 bucks at
-U listed the budget as 650 bucks but i don't see hard drive, case, monitor & os.
-It is strange u want high end hardware to run games like wow.

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January 10, 2012 at 10:21:05
@ kuwese

Like i said, i wasnt sure where to go with the motherboard wise, and i was asking which cheaper board would work with that cpu.

I was looking at asus boards that fit that cpu, and that was the price range so i wasnt sure. Plus i wanna put 8 gb right into it, or maybe even 6, but have @ least a max of 16 on the board so i can do future upgrades.

Psu being overkill since thats what i was told would be good for a higher end comp, but yeah, ill look into lower ones.

@ the budget part, I have an 1tb internal 3.5 drives on hand, My 30" tv will be main monitor, But when i wanna watch movies im thinking about setting up HD through the wall to my 55" tv. As i said about the case, i wasnt including that in the price, Os i have windows 7 ult on hand, so i dont have to worry about that either.

And reason i want sorta high end cpu is so i dont have to worry about upgrading another cpu later. Unless you really think a dual will do me fine.. Laptop runs a duo and it seems to get high % of cpu usage here and there, thats why i was thinking quad.

Thanks for the help guys, and looking forward to some more replys on what you think..

EDIT: Was looking into cheaper MB's that fit onto that quad cpu, and i found this one..
Whats your thought on this?
I was told to try to stay with asus mb's, so thats what i been looking into.

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January 10, 2012 at 10:57:31
Asus is a good brand, but I really don't think there's a bad board manufacturer out there right now, except for maybe Intel, lol. Have a look at ASRock boards, they're Asus' sister company. Biostar, Elitegroup (ECS), Foxconn, Gigabyte, & MSI are also good brands. And when choosing your board, pay attention to the chipset the board is based on & the number of memory slots. I believe the P67 or H67 are considered the best for the 1155 platform & do you really only want 2 memory slots?

BTW, I think the 500W Corsair just went on sale at newegg for $30 after rebate. That should be more than enough.

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January 10, 2012 at 11:37:25
@ Riider

Thanks for the reply.
Ill have a look at the other boards also.

And i dont mind having only 2 memory slots, because i plan to only put like 8gb into it to start, and want it to at least upgrade to 16 in the future.

And before i was looking at the P67 and H67 boards like you were saying, i was looking at this other one...



Vid card-

And the 630w that the other poster mentioned.

But how would those preform in games? A 1gb vid card would do fine?

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January 10, 2012 at 12:02:08
Intel P67 is for overclockers(good for k series CPU's) plus it doesn't support onboard video(IGP is good for troubleshooting), U don't need a board with this chipset.

Intel H67 is good for guys like u.
Take a look at asrock h67m (b3) $80 from It got only two memory slots but u can install (4gb x 2) ddr3 1333 1.5v.
Dual core era is fading.

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January 10, 2012 at 12:16:08
Hd 5450 isn't a gaming card, u need a gming card to run wow smooth.

The hd 4850 i linked in post #2 is capable or running new games at high settings, the downside is it doesn't support direct x11 but video cards equivalent to hd 4850 (like gts 450) can't run direct x11 games smooth. To run direct x11 games u need high end video card.

I have no problem with core i5 2400.

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January 10, 2012 at 13:28:43
See the link below for information on 1155 socket chipsets. If you intend to run dual channel RAM (you want to) and upgrade in the future, you need a board with 4 memory slots. Otherwise you will be pulling RAM in order to upgrade.

There are a number of H67 chipset motherboards available at Maybe you don’t know how to use the advanced filters on newegg to look for all the features you want/need. Below is a link of some 1155 sicjet H67 chipset boards. Pay attention to the other features, the warranty and the reviews. You need to put the reviews in perspective. If the person just set the board up, how do they know how it will perform.

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January 10, 2012 at 15:06:51
If the OP get (4gb x 2) now, no memory upgrade will be required later.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)

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January 10, 2012 at 15:57:18
kuwese, the OP indicated he was going to start with 8GB and then upgrade later. See #3 above.

Got to be careful with that chipset. One vendor warns that if all 4 slots are to be populated the RAM modules must be single sided.

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January 10, 2012 at 20:18:44
Can use all 8gb of memory? or do u know any application that use more than 4gb of memory?

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January 11, 2012 at 03:39:07

I am not here to second guess the OP. He stated he wants 8GB with possibly more later. There are plenty of apps that can use that much RAM and more.

The OP has been advised of the pros and cons. It is up to him to decide what to buy.

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January 11, 2012 at 05:46:02

Thanks to you all for the help.

Im still unsure what to chose and all that, but oh well, i guess ill let it slide for a bit, and just have my buddy pick all the parts for me since its just a pain in the ass ;)
Too bad he is outa town, but he will be back around in a week or so.

Well thank you all for the help, and im glad there are people out there like that to help.

You all helped greatly, But im just gonna chose Othehill's answer as the best, since he was the first to answer and keep helping. But thanks to everyone else also.

Have a good one guys, and thanks again.

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January 11, 2012 at 06:26:53
Choosing the motherboard from the choices I provided with the link should not be hard.

kuwese suggested a card to play WOW in #2 above.

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