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#1 ziadramman

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:55 AM

Hey guys, Im thinking of buying a new graphics card, I currently own the Nvidia 8800 GT, its been with me for about 2 years now, so i think its time for an upgrade. It served me well, never a lack of power from it, my question is:

I have a budge of around $250-$300, and I would like the new Graphics card to serve me as the 8800 GT did. Any opinions on this?

All the past graphic cards ive bought were Nvidia, i have no problem switching over to ATI if its better. Im quite a gamer as well, not just casual.

Any opinions would be appreciated, thanks! :thumbup2:

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:15 AM

HIS IceQ X Turbo X H695QNX2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $300

Hopefully your case is big enough and you have enough power.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:03 AM

Well, how about sharing your system specifications to start with?

Cards like the ATI HD6950 or the Nvidia GTX560, need good computing power (CPU/MEMORY) to work their best. If not, you're going to experience some bottlenecking.

You also need to consider how spacious your PC case is, the motherboard's capability of accommodating the card (slots) and how beefy your Power Supply is.

For instance, the HD6950 requires a 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors.

Ideally, if you have a good enough system, this card would be a good buy for $300.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 02 August 2011 - 11:05 AM.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:52 PM

You usually need 6pin+8pin PCI-E Power. I have 2 Asus 6950 myself running in Crossfire and i am using a 750W power supply.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:14 AM

Hey thanks for the suggestions:

as for my PC specs:

1) Intel DG31PR Motherboard
2) Intel Core i5 750 2.66 Ghz
2) Kingston 2x2 GB 1333 Mhz Ram
3) 8800 GT Nvidia
4) 2 TB Hdd
5) Standard Enlight ATX case
6) Thermaltake 600W PSU
7) Windows 7 Ultimate

I don't know about the spacing issue, the 8800 GT isn't a small card, Ill check out the dimensions of the cards you guys suggested and let you know.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:52 AM

Are you sure that is the right motherboard model? That board is a LGA775 and the i5-750 is LGA1156.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 05:10 AM

Ugh sorry bout that, wrong motherboard.

Intel DP55WB is mine.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:08 AM

Your current power supply should be able to power up the 6950. Now we still need to work out the size of the case. Full ATX? Mid ATX? etc.

Edited by killerx525, 03 August 2011 - 07:08 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 03:15 AM

http://duacom.net/store/cases/92-enlight-4109.html

Thats my case.

Edited by ziadramman, 04 August 2011 - 03:17 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 03:54 AM

It might or might not fit but it's better if you start measuring it out with graphics card and the case.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:32 AM

Cool thanks, Any other suggestions besides the ATI 6950? Cuz u both gave me that one :)

Where im from, prices are always like $100 more than the rest of the world ;p

Thanks

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:37 AM

Well, i need to know what you do on the computer, that will help narrow down the right graphics card.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:42 AM

Heavy gamer, SOME video editing, but mostly gamer.

Edited by ziadramman, 04 August 2011 - 05:43 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:50 AM

Then the 6950 would be fine then.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:54 AM

Thanks m8's.




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