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March 27, 2014 7:40:30 AM

I wrote a Thread some time ago, in which I've posted all of my Computer specs, which I'll paste here to avoid you to lose time.



I'd like to buy a new graphic card, because mine 'sucks' at the moment.



I don't reallly know what my "limits" are actually, I just know it needs to be a DDR3 type Graphic Card.
Can someone tell me which limits do I have in buying the Graphic Card?
For example, I've found on a site called e-key a Graphic Card like this: #
Would it be ok for my computer? Otherwise, which Graphic Card should I orient on? Do I have any other limit other than the DDR3 type?
Thank you in advance,
Ryukizashi

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March 27, 2014 7:49:03 AM

I'm guessing that you trying to play video games? What games are you trying to play and what do you want in terms of performance?

How much are you wanting to spend?

So possible issues, first the PSU. It's only 300 watts and an average one at best. If you want a more powerful card, you may need to also buy a new PSU. Second, not the best airflow so a new powerful card will run warmer.
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March 27, 2014 9:07:50 AM

Q: Would the Nvidia GTX750 be a good choise even though it is GDDR5?
I am trying to play mainly League of Legends (I actually can play it, but <30fps), Dark Souls, random stuff.
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March 27, 2014 12:41:55 PM

You'll probably be ok with the 300 watt PSU. The 750 really doesn't draw a lot of power. I'd really like to know the power label says on the side just to play it safe. Most OEM power supplies are terrible.
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March 27, 2014 1:04:03 PM

I don't mind having a graphic card "stronger" than I need for the use I make of it. I should setup a nice gaming computer in the time: I've bought the RAM, I don't want to change the motherboard so the last thing I need to change is actually the graphic card theorically. Since a friend of mine is helping me on this, he told me I could buy a 750 even if it is "overpowered" for just playing games like League of Legends, because I would be ok even in the future.
I've found the graphic card at 118€ + the Thermaltake SP-630P at 58€ -He told me I should change it to avoid any compatibility problems, plus it would still be ok in case of further update in the future. It would make a 176€ shop for that stuff. What do you think?
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a b U Graphics card
March 27, 2014 1:09:28 PM

A 750 or 750ti should be good for you, they draw extremely little power for a graphics card, but provide very respectable performance. What you think is limiting the ram type (ddr3) is actually only for motherboard ram sticks, not video card ram. You can use a GFX with GDDR5 (the G means Graphics basically) because the rest of your computer can't touch that memory, it's only for the graphics card to use.
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March 27, 2014 1:15:19 PM

Indeed I discovered it today unluckely. So, it would be ok buying the 750 in the end? I've found this one [#] which I'd expect to work well.
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March 27, 2014 1:37:53 PM

Ryukizashi said:
Indeed I discovered it today unluckely. So, it would be ok buying the 750 in the end? I've found this one [#] which I'd expect to work well.


Yeah that'd be good, just make sure your monitor has a DVI-D or HDMI port on it.
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March 27, 2014 1:39:44 PM

I have a DVI and a HDMI port already installed on two monitors. Should those work fine, theorically?
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March 27, 2014 1:43:49 PM

Ryukizashi said:
I have a DVI and a HDMI port already installed on two monitors. Should those work fine, theorically?


Yes, most likely anyways, it would be rare that your monitor is incompatible with the dvi-d coming from the GFX card. Just have to make sure your cable is a dvi-d cable (dvi-i ports can take dvi-d cables, but not the other way around)
http://www.pimfg.com/ifaq/DVI-faq.htm
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March 27, 2014 1:54:42 PM

It should be fine; if not, I could even buy an adaptor to fix that up, right?
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March 27, 2014 2:04:52 PM

Ryukizashi said:
It should be fine; if not, I could even buy an adaptor to fix that up, right?


Yes, It's extremely unlikely you'd need one though.
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March 28, 2014 12:10:18 AM

Ok, I've made up my mind. I'll go for the 750 + the Thermaltake SP-630P. Thank you.
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