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I need a new graphics card for my Imicro 813 Custom Built Desktop Com

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December 15, 2012 10:12:16 PM

I need new graphics card for my computer. It is a mini so i don't want to buy a card that is too big. Also advice on what else to upgrade to improve my computer is much appreciated.

Here are the specs:
Imicro 813 Custom Built Desktop Computer
Dimension: 16.5x7x14.5 inch (DxWxH)
Operating System: Windows 8 Home Premium - $99.99
Processor [ CPU ]: Intel Core i7 2700K Quad-Core [3.9GHz Turbo] - $319.99
CPU FAN: Intel /AMD Original CPU Cooler
Memory [ RAM ]: 12GB DDR3 Memory - $69.99
Hard Drive [ HDD ]: 500GB SATA hard drive
Media Drive: None
Optical Drive [ DVD ]: 24X DVD/CD Burner Drive
Video Card [ Graphics ]: Onboard Share Ram Upto 256M D-Sub
Sound Card [ Audio ]: Onboard 6-Channel HD Audio
Network Card [LAN]: Onboard 100Mbps
USB 2.0: 6 x USB 2.0 Ports
Power Supply: 300W High Efficiency Power Supply
Fan Speed Controller Panel : None
2nd Hard Drive: None
2nd Optical Drive: None
USB 3.0: None
Firewire/1394: None
eSATA: None
Wireless Adapter: None
BlueTooth: None
TV Tuner Card: None
keyboard & Mouse: None
LCD Monitor: None
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 10:22:38 PM

Lower your amount of memory, do you really need 12Gb of it ? and why the 2700k ? get the i7-3770k, and what do you mean by high efficiency power supply ? is it branded or not ?
Can you tell us please your main purpose of the PC, because if it is for gaming, then get an i5-3570k and only 8 Gigs of Ram, and spend the money on a better GPU and PSU

And what resolution you will be running at ? so we can recommend the best GPU suitable for you....
December 15, 2012 10:30:07 PM

merandos said:
Lower your amount of memory, do you really need 12Gb of it ? and why the 2700k ? get the i7-3770k, and what do you mean by high efficiency power supply ? is it branded or not ?
Can you tell us please your main purpose of the PC, because if it is for gaming, then get an i5-3570k and only 8 Gigs of Ram, and spend the money on a better GPU and PSU

And what resolution you will be running at ? so we can recommend the best GPU suitable for you....


It is for gaming, and I'm gonna upgrade the power supply when i upgrade the graphics card. Also as far as resolution the only game i will be playing is league of legends which i can run on my i3 laptop; however, I want to be able to live stream it on twitch tv. Also is there a disadvantage to having 12gb ram? Will that create problems? Or is it just necessary to have that much ram with the rest of my specs. Please help out i'm kinda lost here.
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 10:36:09 PM
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Firstly, there is no way that you need that much amount of RAM, no there will be no problems but the only problem is waste of money, unless you are doing intense of PS, after effects ...etc layers work, so 8 gigs of RAM is very enough....also the i5-3570k is a better choice than the i7-2700k, both are quad cores, both can be overclocked, so when ever you need more you will get out of the i5-3570k...

So as i mention above, get 8 gigs only of RAM, replace the i7-2700k with i5-3570k, that will save you about 120$ plus what you were going to pay for a GPU ( i will assume a 100$ ) = 220 $ which can afford you a nice GTX 660
and you can get an Antec VP550P power supply.....
December 15, 2012 10:40:19 PM

merandos said:
Firstly, there is no way that you need that much amount of RAM, no there will be no problems but the only problem is waste of money, unless you are doing intense of PS, after effects ...etc layers work, so 8 gigs of RAM is very enough....also the i5-3570k is a better choice than the i7-2700k, both are quad cores, both can be overclocked, so when ever you need more you will get out of the i5-3570k...

So as i mention above, get 8 gigs only of RAM, replace the i7-2700k with i5-3570k, that will save you about 120$ plus what you were going to pay for a GPU ( i will assume a 100$ ) = 220 $ which can afford you a nice GTX 660
and you can get an Antec VP550P power supply.....

Wow that really helps me out man thanks for the advice!
December 15, 2012 10:40:30 PM

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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 10:40:46 PM

You are welcome....
December 16, 2012 10:48:16 PM

merandos said:
Lower your amount of memory, do you really need 12Gb of it ? and why the 2700k ? get the i7-3770k, and what do you mean by high efficiency power supply ? is it branded or not ?
Can you tell us please your main purpose of the PC, because if it is for gaming, then get an i5-3570k and only 8 Gigs of Ram, and spend the money on a better GPU and PSU

And what resolution you will be running at ? so we can recommend the best GPU suitable for you....

are you sure the GTX 650/660 will fit in my computer even though its dimensions are 16.5x7x14.5 inch (DxWxH)
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 11:09:41 PM

http://www.lycomputers.com/Imicro-813-Custom-Built-Desk...


According to this, this is can even handle the GTX 580

The GTX 660 is 9.5 inches reference from Nvidia, and about 10.1 Inches from gigabyte....so you will be ok...in the worst cases, you will have to move your HDD up or down, am sure there is more than 3 slots for the HDD in the case

and get the 660, don't get the 650....
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