i did a lot of research regarding the graphics card. Was originally going to get a 9800gt but realised that for £4 more i could get the 4850 which was on par with the 9800gtx + and even maybe the gts 250, i did further research and decided to go for a hd 4870 as thats on pair with a gts 250 and only a £5 more than the 4850.
so yeah edit - HIS ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card instead.
I just read the guide on here about making a pc, they said that my motherboard model is cheap and basic etc, im slightly concerned, should i go for something a bit more or not? I am not going to overclock ever.
I'm on a single core 1.8ghz, 512mb ram, intel onboard graphics card laptop atm so im not too fussy atm but want to make sure im getting proper parts as i want this to last me years.
Atm at home i have a Belinea 1925S1W 19" Widescreen 5ms 850:1 (1440 X 900) Silver & Black MultiMedia TFT Monitor 3 Years Onsite Warranty
so i will be using that, guess i will be gaming on 1440 x 900 then?
yep 1440 x 900, A 4870 is alittle overkill for that res. But its so close to the 4850 price you might aswell go for it.
If your never going to be overclocking and your happy witht the features of the motherboard, E.G the amount og USB and SATA connections it has then by all means go for it. I take it your on a pretty tight budget?
I can afford more tbh but i want to spend as little as possible (within reason obv and not blowing up my pc in first week of use with *** parts) as i want to buy other things such as maybe a new monitor and holidays lol.
I did look at those 2 cards but they are more expensive, im not a gamer, only play the odd game like cod 2 modern warfare or maybe an mmorpg like WoW, just want a nice card. Maybe its the fact i havent had a good pc that i dont play games haha but im sure that hd 4870 will handle anything for years to come.
So basically a 4870 is DX10.1 capable and so it can only in render DX10.1 and lower.
DX11 games have just started to come out and will become the industry standard in a few years. For now a 4870 is fine and will be able to play all games at 1440 x 900, but wont be able to use direct X 11 features.
A 4870 and a 5770 are about on par as far as performance is concerned, The HD5770 is more expensive, but has DX11, uses less power, outputs less heat and has eyefinity.
If your not going crossfire then the motherboard in your orginal post is fine.