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WHich GFX card? >_< getting confused

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January 14, 2013 5:33:53 PM

I have the Gigabyte 970a-UD3 motherboard. was running a geforce 8800 GTS (old i know) but recently it SEEMS to have given up.. so stuck with onboard gfx atm. Looking for a reliable future-proof replacement for a Maximum of £100 more money saved the better as i dont game much atm but still want a reliable system because i never know when i might again!

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January 14, 2013 5:43:11 PM

What is your PSU? in that price range you are looking at the AMD 7750 or a 7770 if you can get it for that price. Well i guess if it ran an 8800 before your psu should be fine for either of those cards.
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January 14, 2013 5:52:56 PM

I was actually looking at the GTX 650 ti aswell ;P although i've probably looked at half the market in the last 2 days!! >_<
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January 14, 2013 5:53:51 PM

Chris1986 said:
Antec 650 from what i can remember! :) 

i was considering this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GeForce-GDDR5-Graphics-Car...

SLIGHTLY more expensive but seems a slightly higher scorer on the benchmark chart, any recommendations?


The 7770 is better than that card. Get the 7770, or if you can push your budget to 109, get the GTX 650 Ti i linked.
January 14, 2013 6:06:06 PM

2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces

Card is PCI Express 3.0, Does that matter?

Im a bit lost when it comes to motherboard specs :) 
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January 14, 2013 6:08:56 PM

Chris1986 said:
2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces

Card is PCI Express 3.0, Does that matter?

Im a bit lost when it comes to motherboard specs :) 


You will not see any difference in performance going from PCI-E 2.0 to 3.0 and PCI-E are backward and forward compatible, so that is not an issue.
January 14, 2013 6:10:36 PM

ok thanks for all your help! :) 
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January 14, 2013 6:20:39 PM

Yes a PCI-E 2.0 slot will not bottleneck a PCI-E 3.0 card, or if it does it will only be by a small margin so you're not likely to notice the difference.
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January 14, 2013 6:25:33 PM

Yes the GTX 650 Ti will work in your motherboard/system (just wanted to be clear :)  so you wouldn't have any doubts ).
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