Video Card Recommendation

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Drakex2, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Drakex2

    Drakex2 New Member

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    Hello, I have been looking for a relatively 'good' video card and I would like to know; What video card would be recommended or better for my current specs?

    My Computer Specs Are:
    Motherboard: MSI MS-7522
    Processor: Intel Core i7 @920 2.67GHz
    Power Supply Unit (PSU): 500W
    Ram: 3Gb

    With my current specs, I would like a list that would rank from whats recommended for my computer, to what it can handle at max.
    Thank you for reading, I appreciate any results :)
     
  2. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

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    What's your budget? What's PSU manufacturer and exact model?
     
  3. Drakex2

    Drakex2 New Member

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    Budget is not a factor as I just want to know what video cards are applicable.
    Manufacturer is Brianology Big Ant.
    Model: ATX-S500
     
  4. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

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    Can't really recommend anything serious with that PSU. Should change that too. How much money can you spend on upgrade?

    If money is not an issue, you should upgrade PSU and get a pretty fast video card for that CPU. Along the lines of GTX 670, HD 7970, GTX 660 Ti, HD 7950, GTX 660, HD 7870. Also, some 6GB more RAM wouldn't hurt. And you could overclock CPU.
     
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  5. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    If budget is not a factor

    1. upgrade to a quality 550+ watt PSU, not some noname "brianology" (wtf is that)
    2. upgrade CPU to i7-3770K, motherboard to Z77 and RAM to 2x4GB DDR3-1600
    3. upgrade graphics to 7970 GHz edition
     
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    PNeV Ancient Guru

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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Many crap PSU's also don't supply what they claim. You put 500W load on a good quality 500W PSU and it will handle it fine under normal conditions, although pushing a PSU to full load isn't recommended. You put 500W load on a cheap PSU, it could cause instabilities, system restarts, or even blow up! (destroying other components in your system).

    So I agree with others, definitely upgrade the PSU, then get a new video card. Quite honestly, in most cases, Nvidia fans will recommend a Nvidia card, and AMD fans an AMD card, so choose between the two after recommendations. Your CPU etc isn't too bad! but it may be a limiting factor if choosing a high end card.

    Very important questions:
    - how much system RAM do you have?
    - are you running Windows 32-bit or x64?

    The second point is very important, if you only have a 32-bit OS it really limits your choice for GPU, and a changeover to a 64-bit OS would be not only recommended, but a necessity.
     
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