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January 22, 2011 11:37:46 AM

Hello,
I have a asus motherboard with a 3.20gig 4 core amd 4 gig of ddr 3 1600 ram think of going to 8 ram same ram on sale. confused on memory core and stream stuff. I want a ddr5, I need 2.0 x 16 I know that. I have a pretty good case w/3 fans and 700 power unit. What would be a good video card. Not too much gaming. Mid to low high price. Can you Help? Please.
Thank You.
John

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a c 1378 U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 11:47:18 AM

For casual gaming you can get something in the range of HD5670 or GT240 if you are on low monitor resolution, Then there are GTS450 and HD5770 if your monitor has resolution higher than 1680 x 1050. To go any higher if not gaming would be a waste of money.
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January 22, 2011 6:11:04 PM

I haven't explored too much in resolution, just plugged it seemed to work and I can see everything ok so i just lt it be for now. I have a 17 " LG flat I have it set at 1280 x 1024 32 bit at moment. I believe it's a vga plug cause it is a couple years old but still works good for now. Will upgrade to a 19 " in future. The HD5770 I take is as being better than 5670. What would be a good brand? There are so many but they are all a reasonable price for the HD5770.
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January 22, 2011 6:35:49 PM

I found a XFX HD577A price is good. at a couple places.
I guess I'l go with that one. Thank You Very Much.
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January 22, 2011 6:42:01 PM

oh boy I just seen Charlie's post. That's my price range now which one.
Ok one is 1 gig 128 bit and another is 768mb 192 bit.
I was told 1 gig or higher is better for memory size but on the other hand the higher th einter face the better too.
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January 22, 2011 6:45:05 PM

The streams are lower than the XFX is that a factor?
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a c 1378 U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 6:49:41 PM

For your resolution going to a card like GTX460 and next to no gaming would be an absolute overkill!
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 6:49:49 PM

nope the gtx 460 768 mb is always faster than the 5770, even with 1 gig of memory the 5770 core is not even fast enough to make use of the full 1 gig. Like I told you specs are not everything, the gtx 460 is the better chip and that is what counts the most although the performance differences will not be huge the 460 768mb version is def the better card.
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 6:53:31 PM

rolli59 said:
For your resolution going to a card like GTX460 and next to no gaming would be an absolute overkill!


yeah you are correct, if he does want to game however wouldn't you get a 768mb gtx 460 over a 5770 for the money? I guess it depends on what the ops true needs are but bottom line is for about the same money as a 5770 you can get a 768 mb gtx 460.

And if the op wants real light gaming then both are overkill he should get a gts 430, although depending on the ops actual needs a gts 450 could be a good option too, .maybe a 5670?

In my opinion you kind of have to commit one way are the other as to have gaming capabilities or not but then there is a question of low end, or mid range for the op to decide...
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January 23, 2011 11:38:20 AM

Even though I'm not a big gamer I do want to get the best I can get for the price range we are talking about. Maybe I'll need it maybe not but at least it will be there if I do. I noticed the chipsets are different wil that matter? There is a MSI for a little more is that one better than EVDA? I have a AMD 3.2 gig 4 core Black edition processor with OCZ 1600 black edition ram if that's a factor.
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 1:23:48 PM

^+1, yeah go for the asus
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January 23, 2011 4:04:23 PM

I 've read a few of the reviews and a lot of them say it runs hot and some say to go up to 1 gig that it will run easier and cooler. Is this only in overclocking?
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a c 1378 U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 4:10:13 PM

roseintheoaks said:
I 've read a few of the reviews and a lot of them say it runs hot and some say to go up to 1 gig that it will run easier and cooler. Is this only in overclocking?

Only use the newegg reviews to find out if there is a real problem with a product. Hot for some people is 60+°C that is on a card that is specified up to 104°C by the manufacturer.
The 1GB version is more expensive but is overall a better card.
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January 23, 2011 4:15:02 PM

Thanks For your help everyone. I'll be purchasing the ASUS. Take Care
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 5:13:41 PM

looks like a good buy to me
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a c 1378 U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 5:45:29 PM

^+1 Great card!
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January 23, 2011 6:11:22 PM

Ok I'll get it. Thank You
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January 28, 2011 11:02:01 PM

Best answer selected by roseintheoaks.
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