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June 24, 2009 2:41:50 PM

I'm building a gaming machine with this motherboard and this processor. For the video card, should I get an IceQ4+ or a spend a little bit more on this PNY GTX275? Also, am I going to regret going with the cheap motherboard for any reason?

My other parts:
Antec 900 case
Corsair 650W PSU
OCZ Gold 6gb DDR3
Caviar Green 500GB HDD

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June 24, 2009 2:46:41 PM

why not get a 4890? they're $189.99 for the HIS one's, then a $20 rebate and it's down to $169.99.

unless you really want the CODWAW game which comes with the 275.
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 202 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
June 24, 2009 2:46:55 PM

It all depends on the resolution of your monitor.

Also you CANNOT use that processor with that motherboard, an AM3 Processor will fit in an AM2+ motherboard but an AM2+ processor will NOT fit in an AM3 motherboard.
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June 24, 2009 3:49:03 PM

Okay, the processor I was going to use before was an AM3, didn't notice when I switched. Thanks. I'm going to be using an LG monitor at 1920 x 1080. The HIS 4890 sounds like a good idea.
June 24, 2009 4:59:41 PM

francisf said:
I'm building a gaming machine with this motherboard and this processor. For the video card, should I get an IceQ4+ or a spend a little bit more on this PNY GTX275? Also, am I going to regret going with the cheap motherboard for any reason?

My other parts:
Antec 900 case
Corsair 650W PSU
OCZ Gold 6gb DDR3
Caviar Green 500GB HDD


Or you could consider this card:

SAPPHIRE 100270SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Just a thought
a b B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2009 9:19:54 PM

I'll play devils advocate (as always) and say the 275 for the reliability of them. ATI may wow everyone with high clock speeds and gddr5 but they're flaky cards in my experience.

Still, its your money; follow your nose.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
a c 89 V Motherboard
June 24, 2009 9:27:34 PM

I wouldn't get either of the cards you were considering since you can get this 4870 1GB for cheaper.

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 - $10 MIR
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