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June 28, 2012 6:01:26 PM

Hello

I just bought a Asrock 970 Extreme4 Socket AM3+ Motherboard + AMD FX-4170 Quad Core 4.2Ghz Un-locked + 16gb DDR3 2000MHZ, 680watts power supply. So now i want to buy a good video graphic card that must be 2gb,with reasonable price. cause i will using Archicad, Autocad, and sometimes video games. Any suggestion?

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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 28, 2012 6:30:38 PM

Do you have a budget? A reasonable price is different for everyone.

You can look at the following cards. 6970 2GB, 7870 2GB, GTX 670, GTX 680.
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a c 199 U Graphics card
June 28, 2012 6:46:05 PM

Hmmm, a "680W" PSU... What brand and model is it? The only "680W" devices I see on Newegg are from Apevia and Broadway. That means they are PSU-shaped objects, which should not be attached to computer components if there is any chance they will be plugged into an A/C power source at the same time. They may be good for half of what's on their labels, but could die without warning anyway, likely taking parts of your system into the fiery abyss with them.
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June 28, 2012 7:25:00 PM

The Nvidia Geforce GTX 670 2gb is a good card and is £100 cheaper than the GTX 680 with similar frame rates etc.
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June 28, 2012 8:48:06 PM

ronitsport_007 said:
Hello

I just bought a Asrock 970 Extreme4 Socket AM3+ Motherboard + AMD FX-4170 Quad Core 4.2Ghz Un-locked + 16gb DDR3 2000MHZ, 680watts power supply. So now i want to buy a good video graphic card that must be 2gb,with reasonable price. cause i will using Archicad, Autocad, and sometimes video games. Any suggestion?



The reasonable price that a i refer is not above than 200pounds
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a c 118 U Graphics card
June 28, 2012 8:52:20 PM

Onus said:
Hmmm, a "680W" PSU... What brand and model is it? The only "680W" devices I see on Newegg are from Apevia and Broadway. That means they are PSU-shaped objects, which should not be attached to computer components if there is any chance they will be plugged into an A/C power source at the same time. They may be good for half of what's on their labels, but could die without warning anyway, likely taking parts of your system into the fiery abyss with them.


For great reference

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2007/05/23/450w500w_psu_...
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June 28, 2012 8:58:49 PM

Onus said:
Hmmm, a "680W" PSU... What brand and model is it? The only "680W" devices I see on Newegg are from Apevia and Broadway. That means they are PSU-shaped objects, which should not be attached to computer components if there is any chance they will be plugged into an A/C power source at the same time. They may be good for half of what's on their labels, but could die without warning anyway, likely taking parts of your system into the fiery abyss with them.


Love this explanation! Totally agree
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a c 198 U Graphics card
June 28, 2012 9:47:57 PM

Onus said:
Hmmm, a "680W" PSU... What brand and model is it? The only "680W" devices I see on Newegg are from Apevia and Broadway. That means they are PSU-shaped objects, which should not be attached to computer components if there is any chance they will be plugged into an A/C power source at the same time. They may be good for half of what's on their labels, but could die without warning anyway, likely taking parts of your system into the fiery abyss with them.


AH but there is one other 680W...

It is by far the worst power supply I have ever been GIVEN. FOR FREE. Physically, it feels like a feather and is extremely small, and screams cheap. Its made by a manufacturer called APower, and puts out only 20A on each of its 12V rails. One of which doesn't actually even come soldered onto the motherboard.

Read this:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1391761

Its a good and funny on one of the worst $25 power supplies ever made.
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a c 199 U Graphics card
June 29, 2012 12:36:23 AM

Well, 200 pounds should buy a decent PSU (if necessary) and still leave enough for a HD6870 or GTX560.
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June 29, 2012 8:55:21 AM

ronitsport_007 said:
Hello

I just bought a Asrock 970 Extreme4 Socket AM3+ Motherboard + AMD FX-4170 Quad Core 4.2Ghz Un-locked + 16gb DDR3 2000MHZ, 680watts power supply. So now i want to buy a good video graphic card that must be 2gb,with reasonable price. cause i will using Archicad, Autocad, and sometimes video games. Any suggestion?



Which one of these: ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD7850 2GB DDR5 256bit Video Card or AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 Core Edition 860MHz 2GB PCI-E Graphics Card
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a c 199 U Graphics card
June 29, 2012 9:49:09 AM

The Asus will have a much better (and quieter) cooler.
Make sure your PSU can handle it. What brand and model is it?
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June 29, 2012 10:43:10 AM


680Watt ATX SLI CrossFire Ready Active PFC 12V 2.2 Desktop Computer Power Supply
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a c 198 U Graphics card
June 29, 2012 4:43:23 PM

ronitsport_007 said:
680Watt ATX SLI CrossFire Ready Active PFC 12V 2.2 Desktop Computer Power Supply


That isnt exactly the model of the PSU at all, but its an Active PFC and SLI and Crossfire ready, so it might be enough to run that card.
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a c 199 U Graphics card
June 29, 2012 8:45:57 PM

Please post the brand and model, so we can be sure the label isn't a blatant lie.
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