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December 7, 2013 7:48:17 AM

Hey I just got my Asus P8H77-M LE and now I need a graphics card. How can I find out which one is compatible? My budget is 100-160 euros for one and the only game that I'll really play on it is WoW on ultra settings and maybe from time to time Minecraft. My cpu is I5 3570K
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December 7, 2013 8:07:42 AM

Your board has a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot in it, so any new card you buy would be compatible with it and work fine. It does not have a second slot for another graphics card so you would not be able to SLI or XFire with another card, one graphics card is all that you can use on this board. But as I said any card that is PCIe will work fine.
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December 7, 2013 10:01:35 AM

endeavour37a said:
Your board has a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot in it, so any new card you buy would be compatible with it and work fine. It does not have a second slot for another graphics card so you would not be able to SLI or XFire with another card, one graphics card is all that you can use on this board. But as I said any card that is PCIe will work fine.


So I could buy the Geforce Gx 650 or 660 without a problem?
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December 7, 2013 11:54:33 AM

Yes, either one of them would work fine, I would most likely get a GTX 650Ti Boost over a plain 650, modest cost increase and good performance gain, yet a 660 would be a good card also.
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December 7, 2013 1:45:26 PM

there are 650, 650tis and 650Ti Boost, the below is just to give you and idea of the cost difference and that there are 3 different boards. Just make sure the one you get says "GTX 650Ti Boost".

there are plain 650,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

650Ti,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and 650Ti Boost,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Your power supply will need to be at least 450W and have a 6-pin PCI power connecter for this card, perhaps a Bronze rated PS would be good also, SeaSonic, XFX, Corsair and Antec all make great PS. Try to find one of these on sale.
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December 7, 2013 3:08:43 PM

endeavour37a said:
there are 650, 650tis and 650Ti Boost, the below is just to give you and idea of the cost difference and that there are 3 different boards. Just make sure the one you get says "GTX 650Ti Boost".

there are plain 650,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

650Ti,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and 650Ti Boost,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Your power supply will need to be at least 450W and have a 6-pin PCI power connecter for this card, perhaps a Bronze rated PS would be good also, SeaSonic, XFX, Corsair and Antec all make great PS. Try to find one of these on sale.


Does it really matter to get the one that says 'boost'. Because don't forget I just wanna play wow on ultra so :S
Also which Rams should I get?
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December 7, 2013 3:42:38 PM

The Ti (Boost) is a faster clock speed which will improve graphics performance.
For RAM, any DDR3 @ 1600 should work with your CPU/motherboard, but no faster unless you want to enter the wonderful world of overclocking.
Given that you only have 2 slots, an 8GB (2x4) or 16GB (2x8) should work nicely. The more RAM you have, the better. I would look for a DDR3 1600MHz with low timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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December 8, 2013 3:32:36 AM

Benevolence said:
The Ti (Boost) is a faster clock speed which will improve graphics performance.
For RAM, any DDR3 @ 1600 should work with your CPU/motherboard, but no faster unless you want to enter the wonderful world of overclocking.
Given that you only have 2 slots, an 8GB (2x4) or 16GB (2x8) should work nicely. The more RAM you have, the better. I would look for a DDR3 1600MHz with low timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Would the intel core i5 2500K work aswell?

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December 8, 2013 9:50:44 AM

Canco said:
Benevolence said:
The Ti (Boost) is a faster clock speed which will improve graphics performance.
For RAM, any DDR3 @ 1600 should work with your CPU/motherboard, but no faster unless you want to enter the wonderful world of overclocking.
Given that you only have 2 slots, an 8GB (2x4) or 16GB (2x8) should work nicely. The more RAM you have, the better. I would look for a DDR3 1600MHz with low timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Would the intel core i5 2500K work aswell?



Yes, your MB is a LGA 1155 and will work with 2nd and 3rd gen CPUs, so a i5 2500k would work fine.

Get whatever video card you want to get, any 650 would do you OK. The Boost version is a better buy because you get more for your money, a better bang for your bucks if you know what I mean. The 650 Boost has the 660 core in it (GK 106), much better than the 650 (GK 107) core in the other 2, and not that much more cost compared to the performance gain. It is basically a de-tuned 660.

You could likely get by with a HD 7770 if you really want to save money. Perhaps start a new thread like "Minimum graphics card needed to play WOW on ultra settings", you may get more info and find just what you are looking for.
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December 8, 2013 10:19:16 AM

endeavour37a said:
Canco said:
Benevolence said:
The Ti (Boost) is a faster clock speed which will improve graphics performance.
For RAM, any DDR3 @ 1600 should work with your CPU/motherboard, but no faster unless you want to enter the wonderful world of overclocking.
Given that you only have 2 slots, an 8GB (2x4) or 16GB (2x8) should work nicely. The more RAM you have, the better. I would look for a DDR3 1600MHz with low timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Would the intel core i5 2500K work aswell?



Yes, your MB is a LGA 1155 and will work with 2nd and 3rd gen CPUs, so a i5 2500k would work fine.

Get whatever video card you want to get, any 650 would do you OK. The Boost version is a better buy because you get more for your money, a better bang for your bucks if you know what I mean. The 650 Boost has the 660 core in it (GK 106), much better than the 650 (GK 107) core in the other 2, and not that much more cost compared to the performance gain. It is basically a de-tuned 660.

You could likely get by with a HD 7770 if you really want to save money. Perhaps start a new thread like "Minimum graphics card needed to play WOW on ultra settings", you may get more info and find just what you are looking for.


I just got http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00433L23O/ref=oh_detai... for budget reasons and I think they'll do well. And as for the graphics card I'm just going for the Geforce 660

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December 8, 2013 10:37:42 AM

Canco said:
endeavour37a said:
Canco said:
Benevolence said:
The Ti (Boost) is a faster clock speed which will improve graphics performance.
For RAM, any DDR3 @ 1600 should work with your CPU/motherboard, but no faster unless you want to enter the wonderful world of overclocking.
Given that you only have 2 slots, an 8GB (2x4) or 16GB (2x8) should work nicely. The more RAM you have, the better. I would look for a DDR3 1600MHz with low timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Would the intel core i5 2500K work aswell?



Yes, your MB is a LGA 1155 and will work with 2nd and 3rd gen CPUs, so a i5 2500k would work fine.

Get whatever video card you want to get, any 650 would do you OK. The Boost version is a better buy because you get more for your money, a better bang for your bucks if you know what I mean. The 650 Boost has the 660 core in it (GK 106), much better than the 650 (GK 107) core in the other 2, and not that much more cost compared to the performance gain. It is basically a de-tuned 660.

You could likely get by with a HD 7770 if you really want to save money. Perhaps start a new thread like "Minimum graphics card needed to play WOW on ultra settings", you may get more info and find just what you are looking for.


I just got http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00433L23O/ref=oh_detai... for budget reasons and I think they'll do well. And as for the graphics card I'm just going for the Geforce 660



Good deal, I think your all set to go then, the 660 is a good card, it plays BF4 really good if you ever wanted to try that out :) 
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December 9, 2013 2:25:22 PM

endeavour37a said:
Canco said:
endeavour37a said:
Canco said:
Benevolence said:
The Ti (Boost) is a faster clock speed which will improve graphics performance.
For RAM, any DDR3 @ 1600 should work with your CPU/motherboard, but no faster unless you want to enter the wonderful world of overclocking.
Given that you only have 2 slots, an 8GB (2x4) or 16GB (2x8) should work nicely. The more RAM you have, the better. I would look for a DDR3 1600MHz with low timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Would the intel core i5 2500K work aswell?



Yes, your MB is a LGA 1155 and will work with 2nd and 3rd gen CPUs, so a i5 2500k would work fine.

Get whatever video card you want to get, any 650 would do you OK. The Boost version is a better buy because you get more for your money, a better bang for your bucks if you know what I mean. The 650 Boost has the 660 core in it (GK 106), much better than the 650 (GK 107) core in the other 2, and not that much more cost compared to the performance gain. It is basically a de-tuned 660.

You could likely get by with a HD 7770 if you really want to save money. Perhaps start a new thread like "Minimum graphics card needed to play WOW on ultra settings", you may get more info and find just what you are looking for.


I just got http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00433L23O/ref=oh_detai... for budget reasons and I think they'll do well. And as for the graphics card I'm just going for the Geforce 660



Good deal, I think your all set to go then, the 660 is a good card, it plays BF4 really good if you ever wanted to try that out :) 


I'm stuck on choosing a power supply... 500w or 600w? Gonna play wow and maybe fps games on itt

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