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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Default Re: Whats the best video card for this build?

Basically, the thing I care most about is having perfect graphics on my games hahaha. I don't know much about what I am doing though, so describe as noobily as possible for me please.

Motherboard
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO USB3 Motherboard ($125)

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor ($120)

RAM
Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM ($33)

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ($55)

DVD Burner
Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive ($25)

Case
Cooler Master RC-310-RWN1-GP Elite 310 Mid-Tower Case ($40)

Power Supply
Thermaltake W0382RU Modular Power Supply 750 Watts ($60)


I was going to go with this as my video card
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti ($118) but is there something better or more suitable? I was hoping to keep it somewhere around or under $225.

ahh im sorry i made 2 threads idk what the hell is going on.

sorry i made 2 threads idk what the hell is going on here
__________________

3Ten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
BikerEcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,013
Default Re: Whats the best video card for this build?

what about the gtx 560 (not the "TI" version) it is only like 180-190$
i think you might gonna get tired of the low end 550ti.
for the money it's a great card for people that plays WOW or does not care 2 much about graphics.
but if you say that your budget is a MAX of 225 then this one might be a great choice.
it is kinda like a overclocked 460(when the 560 is stuck and not overclocked at all) with uptimized power use. and also a bit cooler and a bit less noisey.
__________________

__________________
MOBO: Asus Maximus 6 Hero - GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980ti xtreme - CPU: I7-4770K - PSU: Corsair AX760
RAM: Corsair Vantage 2x4GB - SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 512 + LiteOn LCS-256 - Case: NZXT H440
BikerEcho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
In Runtime
 
nbrikha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 336
Send a message via AIM to nbrikha Send a message via Yahoo to nbrikha
Default Re: Whats the best video card for this build?

Yeah, I agree with EchoNatek (But you didn't leave a link to w/e the graphics card you were suggesting ). I would go with the Ti 560. Gigabyte has one that's 204 after their rebate. It's overclocked and has a pretty sweet dual fan cooler on there. Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Or you can get the non Ti versions and they're about 170 after rebates. MSI makes a really cool one, the Twin Frozr. It's got like 4 heatpipes and two fans. These new Nvidias run a little hot so this will keep it cool. Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
__________________
Desktop: AMD Phenom II 840 X4 @ 3.7Ghz // Asus Sabertooth 990FX // CM HAF 932 // XFX HD 5770 // 8GB Corsair Vengeance @1600 + 8GB G.skill Sniper @ 1600mhz (C9) // Cooler Master 600W // Zalman CNPS9900 // Sidewinder x8
Laptop: Dell Vostro 3555 // AMD A6-3400 1.4Ghz x4 w/ 6520 // 500GB HDD // 4GB Ram upgrading to 8GB soon // Backlit Spillproof Keyboard
nbrikha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 04:16 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
BikerEcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,013
Default Re: Whats the best video card for this build?

yeah i will also rather get the TI version. it is a fully unlocked gf114 chip. but it just goes over his budget witch is a shame. but if he can spend the money it will be a great choice.
the twin frozr is a great cooler. really keeps the card cold. but i dont think it is necessary for a gtx 560. if he overclock it will reach the mhz limit before the temps make the card crash.
__________________
MOBO: Asus Maximus 6 Hero - GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980ti xtreme - CPU: I7-4770K - PSU: Corsair AX760
RAM: Corsair Vantage 2x4GB - SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 512 + LiteOn LCS-256 - Case: NZXT H440
BikerEcho 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Java problem Hi! Programming 1 07-29-2004 09:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08 AM.


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