Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 6
Cool Looking at getting a Graphics card instead of using onboard graphics please help!!!

Hi All,

Looking at getting this ASUS graphics card for my gaming / photo editing rig.
not too clued up on the graphics side of computers...

Graphics card i would like: Asus ATI Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

Not too sure if it will work with my current setup??
I have been told this is a good graphics card for the money by alot of other gaming mates etc...

My Current PC:
Built it myself btw
Processor: Intel i5 2500 3.3GHz (3.6GHz)
RAM: 16gb XMS3 Corsair 1600mhz
HDD: 1tb WD
Motherboard: Gigabyte ga-b75m-d3h
__________________

robbiejohn08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: US
Posts: 47
Default Re: Looking at getting a Graphics card instead of using onboard graphics please help!

what's your power supply, what games do you plan on playing, what graphic settings do you want to play them at, and what is your budget.
__________________

Oats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 6
Default Re: Looking at getting a Graphics card instead of using onboard graphics please help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oats View Post
what's your power supply, what games do you plan on playing, what graphic settings do you want to play them at, and what is your budget.
Hi there got a 450w psu, I want to know if that graphics card above will work with my current setup!! It's for playing stuff like mw3 mine craft possibly skyrim... Under 60, like I said I want to know if the above graphics card will work as I have seen them in action and its bloody amazing!


Thanks in advance,
Rob
robbiejohn08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: US
Posts: 47
Default Re: Looking at getting a Graphics card instead of using onboard graphics please help!

yes it will work. your motherboard has the correct slot type and your PSU can handle it no problem.
Oats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 02:13 AM   #5
In Runtime
 
TheCrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 116
Default Re: Looking at getting a Graphics card instead of using onboard graphics please help!

Might want to replace that air cooler on that cpu with a coolant block.
TheCrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 03:14 AM   #6
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 6
Default

Hmmm my CPU temp stays at around 43c degrees running flat out with hd content in adobe , on stock cooler so in fairy it should be fine?

---------- Post added at 08:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:14 AM ----------

Also I meant 350w on the psu do I need to upgrade oats?
robbiejohn08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 03:20 AM   #7
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Looking at getting a Graphics card instead of using onboard graphics please help!

What model power supply? The watt ratings are usually completely meaningless.
foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 03:23 AM   #8
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 6
Default

Ummm will have to take alook when I get in from school, it's a fairly bulk standard one I ripped it out of a hp machine that was knackard after 13 months!!
robbiejohn08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 04:06 AM   #9
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: US
Posts: 47
Default Re: Looking at getting a Graphics card instead of using onboard graphics please help!

350w is fine, the 6670 doesn't take much juice. even if your rig sucked 200watts at load (which it won't, probably more like 100-150w tops) and if your PSU was only giving you 280watts tops, you would still have enough and a little left over.

never heard of anyone call it a coolant block, and I doubt you will need an aftermarket heatsink unless you do some overclocking which wouldn't really be beneficial for an i5 with a mid-end card like the 6670, especially since the i5 is powerful enough at stock.
__________________

Oats is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0