Topic Title: Choosing a Graphics Card for my PC
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 03/20/2014 01:18 PM
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Tegra1
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Hello everybody,

sorry for my broken English, it's not my native language.

Please I need some advice regarding a Graphics Card for my PC.

This PC is not intended to be a gaming machine, so I do not need an expensive, high-end Graphics Card, but a cheaper one. I just want to play occasionaly some games at mid-high settings using a Graphics Card that slightly outperforms the Intel HD 4600's capabilities.

So, this is the configuration of my Desktop PC:

WD 1TB SATA-III 7200 rpm 64MB Caviar Blue

ASRock H81M motherboard    (http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H81M/)

i5-4440, 3.1GHz (Intel HD 4600)

Benq 2265M (8 bit) LED monitor

Kingston HyperX Genesis 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit XMP

LG GH24NSB0, DVD-RW

Zalman ZM600-LX 600W power source (http://www.zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=753)

Zalman ZM-T3 case (http://www.zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=834)

OS: Win7 64bit

 

Thank you.

 

Regards,

cc

 

 

 03/27/2014 07:40 AM
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m3kby
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I was in the same mind as yourself. i built my new pc at Christmas just gone on a budget of 350 pounds sterling which is about 581 dollars U.S.

I choose AMD due to the fact in the UK it is the cheapest compared to Intel, the most expensive item was the cup A10-6800K at 120 pounds (200 us dollars) the on board graphics on this CPU I must say were very good but I soon started wondering if and what I could upgrade too.

Same as before still on a budget of around 120 pounds and looking at review after review I came across the ASUS EAH6850 on e bay at 50 pounds (83 U S) so I decided that would be OK after more review and found Amazon still selling these cards brand new at at 130 pounds (216 U S) so I brought it. And low and behold I saw another on e bay for 46 pounds (76 U S) so I had that as well

installed both cards in crossfire and it gave a score on windows experience index of 7.4 compared to the score of 5.0 with just the APU on its own.

My advice would be to look around there is some really good graphics cards on the second hand market if you don’t mind second hand and the price you pay for a new medium card could give you something a little more special

 

 



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 06/19/2014 06:19 PM
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gamingtothetop5
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You're english is fine!

If you're looking for help with graphic cards, this guys site may help you. http://www.squidoo.com/best-gaming-graphic-card  I think one that you might like is a Gigabyte GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon . It's under 100



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 06/23/2014 09:59 AM
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HoneyBadger84
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What's your budget and gaming resolution?  An R7 250x or R7 260 will run most things decently well at mediumish settings at a typical resolution, and are in the 80-120 $ range on Newegg. Dunno how much they'd run over there price-wise.



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CPU: i7 3930k @ 4.6GHz 1.29V (Corsair H110-cooled) ~ Motherboard: Asus RoG Rampage IV Extreme 
RAM: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series (4x4GB 2133MHz, CL9) ~ PSU: Corsair AX 1200W ~ Case: Enermax Fulmo GT
GPUs: 3x HIS R9 290X Reference (Core) Editions in TriFire, Max Load Temps: 71C/70C/71C during OC testing :-P

 06/23/2014 10:47 AM
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backFireX64
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Go for the R7 260X.

Low price, good performance on low-med settings in-game.

 



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