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What gpu would be great for my setup?


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#1 RiveraHRFrancsico

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:49 AM

This is my first computer build and i knew what i wanted when it came to majority of the parts but when it came to the GPU im at a toss up... need help.

I am kind of reaching my budget for this build.. dont want to spend $400+ for a gpu ( UNLESS i REALLY REALLY HAVE TOO)

Using this cpu for alot of movies, picture editing, internet streaming, uploading and downloading...  hardly any gaming

The Asus 24" will be used for all my computer purposes and my 39" will be for my movies and such..

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANY HELP AND ADVICE!!

 

Monitors:  ASUS 24" LED Backlit Monitor

              Samsung 39"  LED HDTV 120 clear motion rate

 

 

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cpu: Intel Core i5-3570K

cpu fan: Cooler Master Hyper N520

ram: Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB (4x 4gb)

ssd: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD

        Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD

Hard drive: 2TB WD black edition

PSU: Corsair HX850 850w

optical drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:17 AM

Hi, if you do not plan to game at all, then a super basic graphics card like the XFX R7 240 will sufficiently meet your needs while having a VGA, DVI and HDMI output. Also based from your parts list, a 850W power supply is a total overkill as the system will never use that much power, you should have a look at a higher efficient 500W range model like the Seasonic SS-520FL2 520W.


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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 05 May 2014 - 04:28 AM

Hi, if you do not plan to game at all, then a super basic graphics card like the XFX R7 240 will sufficiently meet your needs while having a VGA, DVI and HDMI output. Also based from your parts list, a 850W power supply is a total overkill as the system will never use that much power, you should have a look at a higher efficient 500W range model like the Seasonic SS-520FL2 520W.

 

I bought a 850 corsair because i wanted to leave head way for upgrading my cpu.. besides i might change my mind about gaming on it.. and i plan on adding sound card, Bluray optical drive and possibly additional gpu so i can have 2-3 monitors.

just something ive been toying with in my mind for now.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:35 AM

At the moment, it kinda depends on how much your willing to spend on the graphics card since your not sure whether you will be gaming on it and i can assure you most graphics card on the marketplace will support 2 or 3 monitors easily off a single card hence an additional card is unnecessary. A sound card and Bluray optical drive barely draws any power although if you have already purchased the Corsair power supply then don't worry about it.


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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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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:00 AM

The one thing thats confusing me a lil is whats the difference between AMD and NVIDIA graphics card?? and which one my MB can support?

 

because i was looking at either a EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB to get now or wait another week or so and get a EVGA Geforce GTX 760 4GB.

but if my MB doesnt support NVIDIA i would look at something else



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:12 AM

AMD and Nvidia are both graphics card manufacturers who both intends to provide graphical performance to various markets with both having their own unique features. Your motherboard can essentially support any graphics card that uses the PCI-E interface and my suggestion would be to hold off on purchasing a graphics card until you need one.


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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 05 May 2014 - 07:27 AM

Both AMD and Nvidia make graphics cards and they do the same thing.  The differences lie in the graphics processor itself and the design of the card.  Both companies have different designs and their own strengths and weaknesses, but in the end, they do the same thing.  Which card you should get depends on what you are going to be doing and budget.  If you aren't going to be doing any gaming, you could use the GPU built into the CPU.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:35 PM

Ive been told that my built in graphics would be ok.. 

I dont have a problem spending 200-350 for a graphics card i just dont want to spend like 400 or more for one that is all. 



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

It's really up to you if you want to jump on a graphics card now or wait later when you need one but that price range can get you some pretty decent 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 06 May 2014 - 07:01 AM

On the other hand, if you have no need for an add-in GPU and buy a $200 card now that you will barely use, that wouldn't be a good use of money.  It is ultimately your decision, but if you don't need a card, why buy one until you do?  Keep in mind that GPU makers are constantly updating their architectures, so if you wait to buy one, you may get a better card for $200 later than if you buy one now.


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