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Graphics card $100-$150 compatibility question, components listed below

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February 20, 2013 3:46:30 PM

these are the parts i'm looking at getting. i'm not sure how to tell if a video card is compatible and what parts it needs to be compatible with aside from having a power supply sufficient to run it. thanks ahead for any help! i'm looking between $100-150. i have no loyalties to a manufacturer or distributor's. i wouldn't need to play the latest games but i want my display to look good. i'm not sure of my monitor's resolution but it is a new 24" asus widescreen led and has dvi and hdmi ins if that's helpful at all.
-GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3 AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply
-AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
-Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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February 20, 2013 3:52:01 PM

Are you going to play any games?
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February 20, 2013 3:58:01 PM

eww. raidmax?
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February 20, 2013 8:25:41 PM

well all your parts should work fine together, and in your price range i would say an amd 7850 for about $150 would be you best bet... but

what are you using your computer for?

that fx8120 is a good processor but is only going to shine on heavy video transcoding or complicated photoshop editing.

if all you want is to surf the internet, listen to music and game a little bit from time to time i would skip the amd fx and video card route and go with an amd trinity a10-5800k and 8gb of fast 1866mhz ram.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-bandwidth-sc...

amd's newer apu called richland is going to release in about a month so the prices of an a10-5800k should start to get competitive, I've personally seen that processor go for $100 although its normal price is $150.

that being said, that A10 cpu has a built in gpu(7660g) and overall when gaming is concerned is better quality and faster than a 360/ps3.
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February 27, 2013 3:43:50 AM

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February 27, 2013 8:44:06 AM

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