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Upgrading video card help!


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Fatalive

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Is the Eureka3 also know as IPIEL-LA3 (motherboard from Pegatron Corporation) is it a good one for gaming?

Because i want to purchase the ATI Radeon HD5750 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card, but im worried that the performance will be the same due to the motherboard
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phillpower2

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Hi Fatalive :D
Here is a link to your MB https://h10025.www1....ct=3945310#N256
I have no knowledge of this board personally so someone else will need to advise you on the boards reliability etc.
What I can say is before upgrading to a HD5750 video card make sure that you have a good CPU, enough Ram and a good quality and output PSU.
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Alright thanks anyways

I already have a good setup, its just my horrible video card

Edited by Fatalive, 23 December 2010 - 05:17 PM.

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Hi.

is this your computer? >
http://bizsupport1.a...rodTypeId=12454

If yes, the Mobo is good. Hp have used it in about 30+ products.

If yes, there will be a problems with upgrade, No1 being the PSU.

Please post back more information.
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http://bizsupport1.a...4&printver=true
Thats my PC

Edited by Fatalive, 24 December 2010 - 09:25 AM.

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phillpower2

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Hi Fatalive, have you decided on a new GFX card yet or are you still looking? Below is a bit of info just in case;
This card requires a minimum 300W PSU as fitted in your system http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127535 the trouble is that it doesnt give you any headroom for other components.
Here is the best priced card that you mentioned in your OP that I could find http://www.newegg.co...2-859-_-Product if you click on the details tab you will notice it requires a minimum 450W PSU amongst other things.
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Whats is the difference between the one i selected and the best priced card you mentioned to me? Thanks
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Nothing, it is the same GPU being used by one of the many manufacturers of the same video card, I was bringing to your attention the fact that unless you have or you intend upgrading your PSU the ATI Radeon HD5750 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card will not work in your computer, it will not have enough power and the present PSU may not have the 6 pin pci-e connector the card requires.
The Nvidea card I suggested was to show you that you have other options.
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Alright, if i am to get a new PSU which one would you suggest?
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This one http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005 if you are going for the HD5750 or this one http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371016 if you go for a card that requires a minimum of 300W, the cost towards performance ratio makes a big difference, a slightly lower power output PSU would be fine for both cards but the price you would pay for one makes them financially unviable, plus you can always keep a better quality PSU should you decide to upgrade more further down the line.
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Hi.

Both good choices from Phillpower2.

I would go with the Antec, (modular, separate rails) This PSU would leave less clutter in the case as you only have to use the cables that are necessary. Gives you better airflow.

The case is small. The new video card will generate a lot more heat so you need as much airflow as possible.

Is there an option to install another fan OR, upgrade the fan too one that moves a bigger volume of air?

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The upgrade is well worth the expense and would give you a good gaming machine and still have a few options for improvement if you feel the need.
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Hi.

Have you finished your upgrade? Did things turn out to your satisfaction.

Please let us know the results as this may be helpful to other on the forum.
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Speaking of things that may be helpful to other users of this forum, I noticed iammykyl put "separate rails" as one of the reasons why he would recommend the Antec PSU, and I assume he's referring to the fact that the Antec PSU mentioned has multiple 12V rails. Here is a terrific post on the topic of single vs. multiple 12V rails by PSU expert jonnyGURU. The summary of the post is that for nearly everyone, whether or not a PSU has single or multiple 12V rails makes absolutely no difference, and, if anything, a single 12V rail is more desirable. Hope that helps anyone who stumbles accross this post. :D
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Hi.

Thanks for the heads up. Am re reading the article. would be most upset if I put members wrong.

If I have more questions about the subject, should I post here? start a new post? or PM you.

Thanks again.
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