Got an old ASUS a8r32 MVP-deluxe, any good video cards compatible?

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  1. xeromedia

    xeromedia New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a rig I built 4 and a half years ago that I'm trying to upgrade piece by piece, which includes the following hardware:

    - AMD 64 4800x2 2.4 ghz
    - 2gb ddr500 ram
    - ATI Radeon x1900xt 512mb
    - a8r32 MVP-deluxe motherboard
    - 500w cooler master power supply

    I obviously need to upgrade this system to play some decent games and for 3D animation, and I wanted to upgrade my videocard specifically, I was looking at the radeon 5850 as it has some pretty good specs and isn't too expensive. I will upgrade my mobo and everything later but I can't until I allocate more funds. Would a 5850 be compatible with my mobo? (it would only be temporary). I already ordered a new power supply @ 1080w for decent power, I just want to get rid of this x1900xt as it overheats like crazy and causes artifacts constantly. What would you recommend i do? My next mobo will be good and i want to upgrade to a quad core phenom or maybe an i7..I'm on the fence when it comes to processors. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Does your motherboard fit a PCI Express card? If so, then ya, a Radeon HD 5850 should fit. However, do note that you will be heavily bottlenecked that it wouldn't be worth it unless you rebuild your machine.

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    X1900XT is a PCI-e card
     
  4. xeromedia

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    Yes, thank you for the post. I know it will bottleneck but I was gonna put the 5850 in the next rig I put together anyway. I just wanted a decent card to use in the mean time until I'm able to upgrade everything else. Bottlenecking won't damage any hardware though will it? And even though the 5850 won't be used to it's full capacity, shouldn't I still see a jump in performance?
     

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    First of all, your mobo and cpu is very old. Even you buy hd 5850, you can't use slightly. Especially your cpu has bottleneck with 5850. Therefore i would offer motherboard-ram and cpu upgrade to you. here is my advices:

    Cpu: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42915 core i5 750.
    Ram: at least 4 gb ddr-3
    mobo:http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets/h55/h55-overview.htm h55

    finally, if you have enough budget, stay away from amd cpu's.

    These are my general advices. ıf u say me your price range exactly i can help you much better.
     
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  7. QuadCannons

    QuadCannons Ancient Guru

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    LoL
    Stay away from AMD CPUs, says the guy with an AMD CPU;)
     
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    Krasus Member Guru

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    Dude, i really had a lot of perf and stability problems with amd cpu's.( be sure that my subsequent computer will include intel cpu :) ) therefore i don't offer amd cpu's.
     
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    Nothing wrong with the stability of AMD CPUs

    Something in your system is causing instability, probably a cheap mobo
     
  10. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    What's your budget?

    As for those who says they have performance issues, what issues did you have? All my AMD desktops are rock solid.

    Personally, I'd suggest:
    ASUS M4A87TD/USB3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131651
    AMD Phenom II 1075T
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103858
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278

    deltatux
     

  11. xeromedia

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    Well, I'm trying to keep my budget at around $500 for the upgrades (mobo, ram, video card, and processor). Would you recommend the phenom 1075t over the quad core 965 black edition? And there's a special for the 5850 for $170 on newegg so that's why I considered that card.
     
  12. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Well, if gaming is your main perogative, then the quad core is good enough. If you want a bit of future thinking just in case you won't upgrade as more and more software goes multithreaded, then the hexacore will do you good.

    However, I still recommend the M4A87TD/USB3 board.

    deltatux
     

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