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#1 mirinquads

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Hey all.

 

Im new on the forum and was wondering if you all could help me pick a new graphic card. I dont know a lot about these things, so if someone quickly could walk me through how to install in into the PC, or maybe link me to a guide, that would be amazing. This includes the drivers and such, as I have no clue about that stuff. A second, a little more silly question i have is; Would it be possible to make a setup so that you could turn off videos / media on your computer from your bed? I'm thinking either an optical mouse, or something else, as I desire being able to lay in my bet, watch something, and turn it off once i get tired and want to sleep. And before you ask, yes im too lazy to stand up and turn it off, and it would ruin the cozy spot!

 

I have some speccs for my computer here, if you need it poster some other way, or more speccs, please let me know.

 

Operating System
    MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
CPU
    AMD Processor
    AMD Processor
    AMD Processor
    AMD Processor
    AMD Processor
    AMD Processor
RAM
    8,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH 990FX (AM3r2)    63 °C
Graphics
    V243H (1920x1080@60Hz)
    SAMSUNG (1920x1080@60Hz)
    512MB GeForce 8800 GTS 512 (nVidia)    85 °C
Hard Drives
    78GB AMD 2+0 Stripe/RAID0 SCSI Disk Device (RAID)
    898GB AMD 2+0 Stripe/RAID0 SCSI Disk Device (RAID)
    156GB Western Digital WDC WD1600JS-60NCB1 SCSI Disk Device (RAID)
Optical Drives
    DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio

 

So to reiterate, I need some suggestions for a new Graphic card, how to install it and to turn off media from the bed because Im a lazy xxxxxxx. Thanks a lot to anyone who could be helpful!

Mod Edit:  Removed profanity...please read forum rules before next post - Hamluis.


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 06 April 2014 - 05:04 PM.
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#2 mirinquads

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:06 PM

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

When upgrading video you need to consider the PSU also most decent cards need more power.  Also from looking at you temps you system is already running warmer then it should be, if it is nice and dust free in side you may also need a case fan to move more air.  What card depends alot on what you want out of it, I guess you want better gaming.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:54 PM

Yeah better gaming, but to not spent a fortune. Any suggestions? And would a fan be hard to install?



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:00 PM

Whats your budget and what cpu and psu are you running? Installing a fan is the easiest thing to do. Screw it into the case and plug it in but before  just decide if you want it to pull in air or push it out , that'll determine the orientation of the fan(2 arrows on fan normally tell direction of rotation and airflow)



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:12 PM

AMD Processor
    Cores    1
    Threads    1
    Name    AMD Processor
    Specification    AMD FX™-6100 Six-Core Processor
    Family    F
    Extended Family    15
    Model    1
    Extended Model    1
    Stepping    2
    Instructions    MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD 64
    Virtualization    Supported, Enabled
    Hyperthreading    Not supported
    Fan Speed    2986 RPM
        Caches
            L1 Data Cache Size    16 KBytes
            L1 Instructions Cache Size    64 KBytes
            L2 Unified Cache Size    2048 KBytes
            L3 Unified Cache Size    8192 KBytes
        Core 0

 

Im not sure exactly how i check the PSU, but i recently replaced it, so its good compared to the graphics card. Id say budget is around 200-350 dollars. You think i should get it used or no?


Edited by mirinquads, 08 April 2014 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:44 PM

Pop open the case, and grab the make/model of the PSU off the tag. Your PSU will determine the limits of your video card.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/tx850w.html

 

Its this one.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

It is a very good choice for a demanding system, IMO way more than needed in your case.  Get your mind set on a card, the card manufacturer will state how much power is needed than maybe up it by 100 watts.  My just retired systems card required 400 watts, I ran a Thermalake 430 for a couple of years it did the job very well with only 30 watts extra.  An 850 is over kill and will spin the electric meter unnecessarily.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

An AMD R7 260x 2gb card like this one $120 after MIR or even an R7 265

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202081

 

Yes it is overkill but it will only supply what the system needs not more, so it will not drive up his light bill any


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:49 AM

In that budget - I would suggest going with the Nvidia 760. That card should do quite well for you.

 

Also, excellent choice in power supplies. Plenty of room for growth in there.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:58 AM

The GTX 760 would also be a great choice and is slightly faster than the R7 265.  A good choice would be the EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:46 AM

Anyone have any input on the mouse situation?

 

Also my computer has started suddenly turning off instantly when im running a steam game and a couple of other programs, like skype, at the same time. What gives?



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:06 AM

My MS optical mouse works at about 12 feet, might be more but that is my room width does that help any.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:38 PM

Which mouse is it?






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