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What Graphics card to Get????!?!?

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July 23, 2010 8:42:28 AM

Hello there,
I need some advice on graphics cards, What should i get the 1GB GTX460 or 1GB 5850, the 460 is more in my price range.....

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July 23, 2010 8:48:32 AM

HD 5850 would be better than the GTX 460...

what is your max budget?
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July 23, 2010 8:58:44 AM

Well he said the 460 is more in his price range, we need to know your motherboard, ram, cpu, monitor resolution, and power supply.
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July 23, 2010 9:07:25 AM

Dont actually have any of the parts yet but these are my ideas of what i want to get at the moment

CPU: AMD AM3 Phenom II x4 945 3.0GHz
Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD
GPU: 1GB Gigabyte GTX460
Hard Drive: Seagate SATA 500GB
Optical: SATA Samsung
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz G.Skill-NT
Case: Antec 300
PSU: Corsair TX-650watt
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July 23, 2010 10:00:51 AM

Helltech said:
You might want to get this motherboard if you want to use Nvidia.

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

That way when the 460 gets "old" you can pick up another for SLI.

Other wise good looking build.


Will the Graphics card still run on the M4A79XTD-EVO? or do i have to get the M4N98TD-EVO?
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July 23, 2010 10:27:37 AM

Yes, the GTX 460 will run on the M4A79XTD-EVO. but if you want to SLI then it wont because it is a crossfire mobo.

it is recomended that you should get the M4N98TD EVO if you are going to use a nvidia card as Helltech said.
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July 23, 2010 10:31:56 AM

raiyus13 said:
Yes, the GTX 460 will run on the M4A79XTD-EVO. but if you want to SLI then it wont because it is a crossfire mobo.

it is recomended that you should get the M4N98TD EVO if you are going to use a nvidia card as Helltech said.


Ok, im not sure what i want to get atm though either the 5850 or the GTX460, it all comes down to how much i decide to spend on all the parts in 8 weeks time when i buy them :) 

Thanks,
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July 23, 2010 10:41:48 AM

HD 5850 out of the two!
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July 23, 2010 12:27:19 PM

What will you be doing with this machine? What resolution is the monitor? If it's for your parents, who like playing Zynga's games, a HD5550 would be more than enough.

Edit: Oh, and with the Antec case, there are often good deals on Antec PSUs. And, whether Corsair or Antec, you'd only need 500W for this build (unless you anticipate running two cards in Crossfire (ATi) or SLI (nVidia).
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July 23, 2010 12:38:51 PM

NOISE:
My new high-end PC is relatively quiet with an expensive $80 Heatsink/Fan for my CPU, two, 120mm case fans (500RPM only), quality Corsair PSU and Vapor-X HD5870.

That said, my HD5870 is still the loudest part in my system. The NVidia cards run MUCH hotter.

CPU and Graphics:
FYI, my CPU (i7-860) is NOT overclocked. With the HD5870 games vary between 25% and 60% CPU usage so overclocking is a waste.

My advice to you based on what you have said is start with these parts:

1) 1156 socket motherboard
2) i5-750 Intel CPU
3) HD5850 1GB graphics card
4) 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 @1600MHz
5) Windows 7 64-bit OEM

*make an IMAGE after you Activate Windows. OEM versions of Windows can only be reinstalled so many times (three?). However, if you create an Image after Activating you can RESTORE that instead of reinstalling.
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