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#1 Bonscottmc

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

I'd like to purchase a half-decent video card for my PC. Could you please give me some ideas? Nothing too expensive or too high tech as my computer is fairly old and rubbish lol. Are there any fairly cheap cards capable of running on my PC and capable a playing most newer games?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

From information about your system I see your computer has a PCI express 16x slot and a Athlon64 4600+ X2. That is good it opens up a wider range of cards to select from.

What is your budget and what games are you talking about? With those answers you should be helped by some of our Australian members.

I'm moving your post to a more appropriate forum too.

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#3 Bonscottmc

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:20 AM

Anything $100 or under would be awesome. That's probably pushing it but like I said I'm not willing to spend too much on this PC. Games like Alan Wake for instance. I got a 'Multi-sample Antialiasing Not Supported' error with that and I couldn't run it at all. Other than that, Diablo 3, Fable 3, F.E.A.R 3, all preferably at fairly high settings. Thank you!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:14 PM

The best sub $100 graphics card is the PowerColor HD7750 from AMD and this card does not require a auxiliary power connector, plus it should be able to play all those games with the appropriate graphics settings depending on your resolution.

Edited by killerx525, 05 September 2012 - 04:15 PM.

>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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:49 AM

Ok awesome! Theres a computer shop around the corner from me selling them for $104 PcDiy Pricelist Could I please ask what your opinion is on the Gainward GTX 550Ti? I noticed it was slightly more expensive but possibly a little better? Also could you please explain the differences between the different brands on the price list? I noticed the same GTX 550Ti by Asus had slightly lower specs than the Gainward but was slightly more expensive. I'm confused :wacko:

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:28 AM

The 550TI is approximately 6% faster then the 7750 but is not efficient as the 7750 is. The different brands on the list is due to the chip maker (Nvidia and AMD) supplying the gpu chip to manufacturer like Gainward, Asus, Gigabyte, EVGA etc who uses the chip supplied on their own custom PCB and cooler.

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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 06 September 2012 - 08:03 AM

I'll stick with the 7750 then, thank you so much for your time! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

No problems, glad to serve an Australian member :thumbsup:

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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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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