How do I know what Graphics Cards fit my motherboard?

Hello,

I'm relatively new to this computer building scene and have decided to start my first build. Trouble is, I have no idea about graphics cards and what motherboards they work with. So I thought I should ask for help.

I am hoping to purchase a Gigabyte P55A-UD6 Motherboard with an i5-750 CPU, a Corsair 850TX PSU and Crucial DDR3 memory.

I have been looking at GTX 470 and Radeon HD5850 GPUs but am unsure of what one and what manufacturer card I should buy.

Please help.
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  1. Oh, and the computer will be mostly used for Gaming and general all round stuff e.g. Media playback and storage.
  2. No problem, any current PCI-E card will fit just fine, also consider the gtx 460 with 1g of ram almost as good as the 470 and not so costly...:)
  3. Looks like a good system. Remember to get a good case. You'd be suprised how much of a let down a bad case is.

    Just to ass to what dokk2 said, GTX 460s tend to be a bit cheaper than 5850s but are only a tiny bit alower at high res with AA. Even the Crossfire and SLI tests show very marginall differences.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/2010-gaming-graphics-charts-high-quality/Sum-of-FPS-Benchmarks-1920x1200,2491.html
  4. Trollems said:
    Hello,

    I'm relatively new to this computer building scene and have decided to start my first build. Trouble is, I have no idea about graphics cards and what motherboards they work with. So I thought I should ask for help.

    I am hoping to purchase a Gigabyte P55A-UD6 Motherboard with an i5-750 CPU, a Corsair 850TX PSU and Crucial DDR3 memory.

    I have been looking at GTX 470 and Radeon HD5850 GPUs but am unsure of what one and what manufacturer card I should buy.

    Please help.

    A PCIe x16 card fits a PCIe x16 slot. A PCIe x16 lot hosts a PCIe x16 card. Also called PCI-Express.
  5. Cheers guys!

    And Mr. Dokk, I am getting a Lian-Li PCK62.

    Also, what brand (EVGA, MSI, Giagabyte and what-not) of GPU are usually the best? Especially for my range.
  6. Trollems said:
    Cheers guys!

    And Mr. Dokk, I am getting a Lian-Li PCK62.

    Also, what brand (EVGA, MSI, Giagabyte and what-not) of GPU are usually the best? Especially for my range.
    They're usually identical, you should choose based on price and warranty.
  7. Will these fit together - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1511&products_id=24728 - and a - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1491&products_id=24053 ?? just i case you know off the top of your these links go to a EVGA GeForce GTX 760 FTW ACX 4GB and a MSI Z87M-G43 Motherboard. thanks
  8. th3t1111 said:
    Will these fit together - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1511&products_id=24728 - and a - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1491&products_id=24053 ?? just i case you know off the top of your these links go to a EVGA GeForce GTX 760 FTW ACX 4GB and a MSI Z87M-G43 Motherboard. thanks


    yes,they will fit fine
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