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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Finland
Posts: 2
Default Replacing my graphics card

Hello,


I'm totally out of the loop when it comes to hardware, and I need to replace my graphics card. The old one is a Radeon HD 5800. There have been countless problems with the card over the years and it seems it's finally giving up the ghost, giving vertical gray lines while running Google Earth and being impervious to every voodoo trick on the web. Good riddance I say!

I want reliability above all else in my new graphics card; the price should be somewhere around 100 ($ 140) or under. I rarely play brand new 3D-games so it doesn't have to run the latest games on max settings. More power is always nice though, and second after the reliability factor comes the bang-for-the-buck ratio, when considering the options.

So, any tips? My motherboard model is ASRock 890(6?)X Extreme3, if it helps; these things are attached to that thing, right? Like I said I'm the polar opposite of a tech wizard. Hopefully it's as easy as snapping the old one out and snapping the new one in... It's not in my budget to pay for installment atm.

Best regards,
Ville L.
__________________

greizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
Craig Prince's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 475
Send a message via Skype™ to Craig Prince
Default Re: Replacing my graphics card

What about this video card? It's very great price for being as powerful as it is.

Newegg.com - MSI R7 260X 2GD5 OC Radeon R7 260X 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
__________________

__________________
PC SPECS: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zY6yyc
Craig Prince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 10:12 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
jarlmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 473
Default Re: Replacing my graphics card

Newegg.com - XFX Core Edition R7-265A-CNF4 Radeon R7 265 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

if you could stretch your budget just a bit this would be about the best budget graphics card you could get.
jarlmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 01:05 PM   #4
Beta Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Finland
Posts: 2
Default Re: Replacing my graphics card

Thank you for the answers. I was hoping there'd be more, though.

About the cooling of these thingies: do they come with the whole metallic-pin cooler-thingamajick pre-attached, or must I buy one of those too?
greizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 04:11 PM   #5
In Runtime
 
dev893's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 375
Default Re: Replacing my graphics card

Quote:
Originally Posted by greizer View Post
Thank you for the answers. I was hoping there'd be more, though.

About the cooling of these thingies: do they come with the whole metallic-pin cooler-thingamajick pre-attached, or must I buy one of those too?
Most Video Cards come with a cooler preinstalled especially your higher end ones. I haven't seen one that doesn't have a cooler installed in a long time so you shouldn't have to worry about it
dev893 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 09:45 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