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What is the best video card that my motherboard can handle?


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#1 g0tvtec

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 06:01 AM

Here are my computer specs:
i7 920 2.66GHz
Asus/Pegatron IPMTB-TK
8GB DDR3 ram
460W power supply

I also plan to overclock a bit.
I want to get it a nice video card for gaming. What is the best video card it can handle?

Also, would I have to get a better PSU for the upgrade? I don't know much about hardware.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:51 AM

well it depends on what you are planing on playing game wise, and how much you are willing to pay. also how much space you have in your case that matters as well, some cards get up to 1ft long for the really high end ones.
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:04 PM

well it depends on what you are planing on playing game wise, and how much you are willing to pay. also how much space you have in your case that matters as well, some cards get up to 1ft long for the really high end ones.

Lets just say that money and space is not an issue, hence why I asked what is the best possible gaming video card I can use. The best that I know of is the HD 5870. Can I use that?

I plan to play FPS like Modern Warfare 2, Mass Effect 2, Bad Company 2 and RTS like Starcraft 2 and RPG like Diablo 3. I want to be able to play all at full settings.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:35 AM

the card that you mentioned is great but you will need a bigger power supply say a 500 watt or higher (i would go higher) but this card will do most if not all of what you want to do with it.
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