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April 13, 2011 3:31:06 PM

I have a BIOSTAR TForce965PT LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard. I had purchased this as well as all other parts necessary to build a computer. A few years have gone by and I have since used the parts of that computer I built to build 2 others. I'm left with a nice case, and the motherboard. My laptop died and I wanted to rebuild a computer for myself using this case and motherboard. The issue is... I am lost at this point as to what fits on the motherboard. I need a video card... and have no clue which one to buy. I know what RAM I need, what power source, etc... just the video card is throwing me for a loop.

I could just be really tired today and not seeing the obvious, but... what video card could I get that would fit and work nicely for gaming? My case is a roomy one.

I play EverQuest 2, so I would like a card I can get a decent FPS with.
4 GB DDR2 RAM
700W power source
Sata WD 500GB HD
INTEL C2D E6400 2.13G 775 2M R

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April 13, 2011 5:44:58 PM

Don't think you can get a fast enough system off a 775 socket to run a mid to high range video card. I would think a Radeon 5670 or a nVidia 250gts will match that system with enough RAM and a 2.5 gig or so dual-core CPU.
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April 13, 2011 5:50:43 PM

If you're referring to the video card style it's a PCI-E 16x. Most modern video cards are this style. Goes in the top slot.

Get something mid range, With similar specs i'm running a 4870 with good results, not sure what the Nvidia equivalent is (a 220 or 320 or something maybe? they changed all their numbers up after they flipped from the 1000's to the 100's)

edit: this is your board right http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...
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April 13, 2011 5:52:50 PM

kilcan said:
I previosuly had this video card (old build) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I would not suggest this card to run alongside your specs, that's just asking for a bottleneck (although the system specs for EQ2 are fairly low, IIRC)

EQ2 Reccomended Requirements

•Operating System: Windows XP
•Processor: 2 GHz or greater
•RAM: 1 GB
•CD-ROM: 16x CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
•Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible. Pixel shader and Vertex shader compatible hardware with 128mb of texture memory or greater
•Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy


Realistically even that card WOULD work with RQ2, but if you move onto anything else in the future you're looking at a new card
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April 13, 2011 5:57:56 PM

Sooo you have the case and motherboard.. that is it? Is that correct? Or do you have that other list of parts? CPU, Mem, etc? Or are those just part you are planning to get already, but haven't?

If you haven't gotten those parts, I wouldn't bother and just start from scratch. A motherboard isn't a reason to build an old PC unless you already have the other parts or can get them free or dirty cheap. I'd just use the case and build a modern PC from scratch.
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April 13, 2011 5:57:59 PM

I play with the card I posted card right now, it runs ok.. their specs on the website are incorrect unless you want to lag out and crash though. And, I am not looking forward to replacing a card in the near future if I decide to play something else. I'm looking to upgrade to a better card than the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 13, 2011 6:00:24 PM

jay2tall said:
Sooo you have the case and motherboard.. that is it? Is that correct? Or do you have that other list of parts? CPU, Mem, etc? Or are those just part you are planning to get already, but haven't?

If you haven't gotten those parts, I wouldn't bother and just start from scratch. A motherboard isn't a reason to build an old PC unless you already have the other parts or can get them free or dirty cheap. I'd just use the case and build a modern PC from scratch.


I have the motherboard and CPU and case... the rest I am purchasing, but seriously need to keep costs down.. dumping money into a video card is ok, but i dont want to buy a new motherboard and cpu
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April 13, 2011 6:04:33 PM

Your motherboard has a pci-e X16 slot, so it will hold any modern pci-e card made today.

Your 700w psu (if it is of good quality) can power any graphics card .

Read this tom's article, and get the best card you feel comfortable buying.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-graphic...

A good card can carry over to a new build in the future. Your current parts are a couple of generations old, and are a bit obsolete. I would not put much money into it. But... since you have them, use them and see how you do.

I suspect something like a GTS250 or 5770 would be appropriate.

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April 13, 2011 6:31:35 PM

Ok thank you. Yes, I know that the MB and CPU are outdated, but at the moment, I am putting money into something else and don't have the available cash to upgrade as I would like to. I will check my monitor when I get home, because one of those cards has both plug types, and one has just the one type... and I want to think my monitor has the D Sub plug, not the DVI.
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April 13, 2011 6:32:11 PM

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April 13, 2011 10:04:04 PM

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