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Need help with choosing a videocard.

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May 22, 2013 11:01:21 AM

Hey Everyone,
I have a question.
I have a PC that's incredibly fast but there is just one problem.
My Videocard.

I have a Intel i7 3770 CPU @3.40 clockspeed.
And I like to game on my PC, but when I bought the PC it came with the Intel HD Graphics 4000
The Intel HD Graphics 4000 is a good videocard for normal games to run but not for new games like: Far Cry 3, Bioshock Infinite , any game that has nice graphics.
So I was interested in buying a new videocard.
Since I don't know everything about computers ( I do know some stuff lol) I was wondering what a good videocard is for my PC.
I don't have a lot of money so I was looking for a normal priced videocard (100-150 Euro)

My PC Specs are:
Intel i7 3770 CPU @3.40 GHz (CPU)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Videocard)
ASRock B75M-GL 1155 (Motherboard)
8 GB RAM Memory
1 TB HDD
420 Watt Power Supply

These are my system specs
If i didn't give enough information about my PC, this is the website where I bought it.
(I'm sorry it's in Dutch but the specs aren't in Dutch)
Link to website: http://goo.gl/68Y3u

Thanks in advance,

Hammief

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May 22, 2013 11:07:28 AM

Two questions:
1. What is the brand name for the power supply?
2. What is maximum VGA length that your case can support?
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May 22, 2013 11:08:58 AM

my first suggestion is to upgrade your psu to 600 watts to accomodate the graphics cards safely. you can grab a 7850 xfx for 150 but i seriously recommend waiting and saving up (wait long enough and save enough get the coming up 8970) because those games are very demanding and an i7 will be bottlenecked.
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May 22, 2013 11:14:51 AM

@Bryan Choi: How would the Intel Core i7 be bottlenecked? Or in other words, what will be bottlenecking the Intel Core i7?
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May 22, 2013 11:14:55 AM

ksham said:
Two questions:
1. What is the brand name for the power supply?
2. What is maximum VGA length that your case can support?


1. I do not know that, where can I find the brand?
2. What do you mean with maximum VGA length?

I'm sorry if I am asking dumb questions now.
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May 22, 2013 11:17:20 AM

Bryan Choi said:
my first suggestion is to upgrade your psu to 600 watts to accomodate the graphics cards safely. you can grab a 7850 xfx for 150 but i seriously recommend waiting and saving up (wait long enough and save enough get the coming up 8970) because those games are very demanding and an i7 will be bottlenecked.


Hi,
I don't wanna spend a lot of money on upgrading my pc but thanks for the reply.
I also don't need a beast of a videocard to play every single game on Ultra. ( everything better than Intel HD Graphics 4000)
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May 22, 2013 11:40:11 AM

Hammief said:

1. I do not know that, where can I find the brand?
2. What do you mean with maximum VGA length?

1. Somewhere on the PSU, it should say the brand name.
2. I mean what is the maximum video card in length that you can put into your case? If your case is small, it may not fit some of the high-end video cards.

And what is the resolution that you plan to play games at? What quality setting do you plan to play games at?
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May 22, 2013 11:43:46 AM

With a 420w PSU. I wouldn't recommend anything more then a 7770 or GTX650ti (non boost).
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May 22, 2013 12:23:37 PM

ksham said:
Hammief said:

1. I do not know that, where can I find the brand?
2. What do you mean with maximum VGA length?

1. Somewhere on the PSU, it should say the brand name.
2. I mean what is the maximum video card in length that you can put into your case? If your case is small, it may not fit some of the high-end video cards.

And what is the resolution that you plan to play games at? What quality setting do you plan to play games at?


I measured my PC Case and this is it:
17 CM Width
35 CM Height
38.5 CM Lenght

I didn't find a sticker on my PSU so I'm guessing its brandless.
My display is MAX 1600X900
Are these good videocards? :

GeForce GTX 580
AMD Radeon HD 7750


And will these fit?
Thanks for your help!
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May 22, 2013 2:37:52 PM


Quote:

I didn't find a sticker on my PSU so I'm guessing its brandless.

Thats not such a good sign.
Quote:

My display is MAX 1600X900
Are these good videocards? :

GeForce GTX 580
AMD Radeon HD 7750


They are both good cards. The 580 is one - going on two generations old but much stronger. The 7750 is quite a bit newer but weaker and less power hungry.

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May 23, 2013 12:44:42 PM

smeezekitty said:

Quote:

I didn't find a sticker on my PSU so I'm guessing its brandless.

Thats not such a good sign.
Quote:

My display is MAX 1600X900
Are these good videocards? :

GeForce GTX 580
AMD Radeon HD 7750


They are both good cards. The 580 is one - going on two generations old but much stronger. The 7750 is quite a bit newer but weaker and less power hungry.



Hi, Thanks again for the fast reply.
I just have one question left.
I have found this videocard (GTX 650) http://goo.gl/W2Yda
Does this videocard fit in my Motherboard ( I don't know alot about motherboards)
And can I use this videocard with 420 Watt PSU ( minimum for the card is 400)

Link to my motherboard: http://goo.gl/UZgWA
Link to my videocard: http://goo.gl/W2Yda

Greetings, Hammief
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May 23, 2013 3:22:20 PM

All PCI-E cards will fit.
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September 17, 2013 1:25:12 PM

Hey Guys,

I've already bought a videocard
I've bought the Corsair 600M PSU + Palit GTX 760 Jetstream OC

But thanks for the help you guys gave me!

Greetings, Hammief
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