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What card can I run with my Motherboard?

I have a GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H (REV. 3.1) AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboar. Its Onboard Video Chipset is an ATI Radeon HD 4250. I want to get a better video card, so I can play Dawn of War II and all of its expansions. What would be a good card for this? I was hoping this one would suffice: Asus MATRIX 5870/2DIS/2GD Radeon HD 5870 Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0

Here's a link to the MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128458

and the link to the video card:
http://xcode.audiogoshop.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1589&zenid=7n4qdvp16gd9us5ggv93r88lg6
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  1. You can pretty much run any modern video card with that motherboard. What kind of power supply are you using, and what is your budget?
  2. it looks like you might need another power supply to power the fan, or i might be wrong
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    Actually thats pretty cheap for a 5870, which is still a good card; it betters my 6950 (at stock clocks that is)

    What is the power supply you are using? It should run on a reliable 500W-600W
  4. It's a rosewill power supply. If I recall, it came installed in the case. here are its specs
    Connector:
    1 x 20+4Pin Main Connector
    1 x 4Pin & 8pin ATX12V Connector
    4 x 5Pin SATA Connector
    2 x 4Pin Peripheral Connector (Quick-release)
    1 x 4Pin Floppy Connector
    1 x 6Pin PCI-Express Connector

    Output: 500W Max.
    +3.3V@22A, +5V@16A, +12V1@15A, +12V2@16A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A

    and a link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147081

    As for my budget? I'd like to keep it under $200.
  5. Best answer selected by ledude88.
  6. ledude88 said:
    I have a GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H (REV. 3.1) AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboar. Its Onboard Video Chipset is an ATI Radeon HD 4250. I want to get a better video card, so I can play Dawn of War II and all of its expansions. What would be a good card for this? I was hoping this one would suffice: Asus MATRIX 5870/2DIS/2GD Radeon HD 5870 Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0

    Here's a link to the MOBO:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128458

    and the link to the video card:
    http://xcode.audiogoshop.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1589&zenid=7n4qdvp16gd9us5ggv93r88lg6


    Did you purchase the video card from that site? I saw something on there that I wanted to get as well, just wasn't sure cuz I had never heard of the site before so I wanted to see if you really got the prices they advertised on there
  7. no, i had to spend my money on "necessitiess"
  8. But i can and will buy it now and i'll let you know how it goes
  9. looking forward to hearing about it....hopefully it all goes well, cuz if the prices are true...man I'm about to rack up on some stuff
  10. hey ledude, did you ever order that part?
  11. nope. budget restraints.
  12. also, they only seem to accept money orders. it's a very sketchy checkout process.
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