here is the thing....this is the tower and components inside ( http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport... ).......i just want to know the best bang for my buck Gfx card that is guaranteed to work well....buying another power supply is not an issue....would also like to make this thing max ram...if you could help out the best bang for my buck there that would be great as well...i am just done with consoles ......elder scrolls (anything) ...C&C....Crysis2! and a whole shitload that consoles have screwed up , for one ( sup com) .....they are meant for pc.....and i would like to create one that will make up for consoles...crap attempts at remaking PC games.....i miss the way real games are played....wasd, shift, and ctrl lmao..thanx
PS: I miss modding communities....brings out the of most games
not slimline, lease i dnt think....but even if there aint room.....cant i just get a better shell? and that card is garunteed with my mobo? says its PCI Express 2.1 x16..and correct me if am wrong...prolly am or wouldnt be here lol....but id need that specific slot right? if its garunteed ill get it...looks nasty.....any cooling suggestions though? thanx man
Your motherboard does indeed have PCIe2.0 slot so you don't have to worry about that. If you're willing to spend $250 on a card then I'd suggest getting one of the Radeon 7850 cards (it's a PCIe3.0 card but it doesn't matter, it's not nearly powerful enough to be bottlenecked by it).
It's not a slimline but it's one of those generic micro case's from OEM's.So the length of the graphics card is a limiting factor.Usually less than 8 or 9 inches.
All PCI-E x16 revisions(1.0,1.1,2.0,2.1,3.0) are compatible with each other.But their are some known issue's with 2.1 cards and 1.0 slots.Since your chipset is from the 700 series i'm pretty sure you have a 2.0 slot.
The PSU refillable suggested is a very nice one and should work fine.As for the GPU I would suggest stretching your budget just a little and going for a 7850.Currently though it seems the 7850's are starting to dry up so you may have to wait a week or two for them to get back in stock if you want to get one.
so to put an end to the ? that has haunted me...well forever, the 2.1...or 3.0 or 2.0 dont mean squat? i jjust need the X16? lol and this card is even sicker tan the other... will the PSU and card both fit inside my tower? or do u think an upgrade is needed there as well? thank you for your feedback man
Yeah you're safe, the card is standard size and so are the all PSUs listed by refillable and I. By looking at the picture of your motherboard it seems like graphics card will line up with edge of motherboard so make sure if that'll cause any issues such as HDD rack blocking the space (PCIe slot is the biggest one on your board) by opening your case first.
opened it, but having hard time judging if it will or not....could always leave case lightly opened? or open wider and seal it if need be? also...cards with hdmi support...that would be ******* epic on my 50" vizio....i just dont wanna put all this money into it for a fail....i know some things software/network related........but hardware......might say im novice at best lol...but ty all for the feedback! anymore ides/ suggestions are more than welcome
Your going to notice a huge improvement with a PC vs a console.That much I can tell you.But just know that once you start playing PC games a lot you'll start to notice the frame rates and how terrible consoles look.I remember back when I was playing Halo 3 I must have been getting like 15-20fps.It was unbareable.
i appreciate it alot guys, seriously. I had $400 budget and the cpu, gpu, and SPU fit perfectly....now just wait, install, then crysis 2, skyrim, and starcraft II......wich on a different note...is it anywhere near as good as the first one? i know graphics are but what the game play, AI, storyline, and MP?
Yah I think the Xbox 360 use's a ATI X1900 Pro and the PS3 use's a 7800GT.And when I say I played Halo 3 that was more than 2 years ago.I can't imagine what games look like on it today.Basically most of the high end games these days(Crysis 2 & BF3) have to be custom tailored for consoles so it doesn't look so terrible.Otherwise the hardware just selects the lowest settings.
well if u have input on both the games id say both lol....if they that far behind....antoher game system has got to be around the corner lol....but by the sounds of it....it will be good for like 6 months
Yah Microsoft announced that they weren't going to show off the Xbox 720 at E3 this year but I'm thinking they just want to be sneaky about it.The Wii U is supposed to make an apperance but I have no idea what their trying to do with it looks kinda funny.But at least they finally got around to making it 1080p.I haven't heard anything on the PS4.
I only just started playing Crysis 2 since I got it for $8 on Amazon but it feels much more like close combat now and with a point system and everything.I was really disappointed that they didn't include any huge levels or vehicles like in Crysis 1.
SC2 is a really good game.The campaign is solid and they adding a bunch of new things to it.My only disappointment with it is that they only include the one Terran campaign.The graphics are really good though,compared to Brood War at least.
wow...so they totally ditched basically all the awesomeness that is Crysis1? thats not to bright...as for SC2...im a have to check this out then....been awhile since i got ahold of a new rts.....*** the pos i go now....wont even try to run DOW ....can not wait to build this thing right.....you guys are selling PC gaming very well lol
also should i spring for a know to be awesome brand like asus or is there an off brand of equal standards? Need at least 2 PCI-e X16 slots and i guess if im going with quad core im a need four sockets right?
I would suggest holding off on the CPU upgrade until Piledriver comes out from AMD.Or if you wanted to run an Intel CPU.I can't really reccomend a current AMD CPU if your going to crossfire a 7850.The current AMD CPU's a very outdated.