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Best Answer iammykyl , 17 November 2015 - 10:40 PM

Thanks for the update.Hardware looks good, except for the PSU.   Ezcool branded PSUs have a very poor reputation, plenty of posts "not to use", > https://id.answers.y...22095124AAP5nf5some... Go to the full post »


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Hi all you lovely geeks out there, just really wanted to ask for some advice regarding purchasing a new graphics card if I may! There are so many on the market and I'm very confused about which one to purchase.  I want a decent card for gaming, so my question basically is, what card would most compliment my motherboard etc....

 

Thanks in Advance

Regards

DW

 

(Sorry if I sound like a noob :D )

 

 

Some information about my PC: 

 

Motherboard: Asus m5a99x evo r2.0

 

Processor AMD FX™-6100 Six-Core Processor Manufacturer AMD Speed 3.3 GHz Number of Cores 6 CPU ID 178BFBFF00600F12 Family 15 Model 01 Stepping 2 Revision  

 

Current Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Manufacturer NVIDIA Chipset GeForce 9800 GT Dedicated Memory 991.2 MB Total Memory 4.0 GB Pixel Shader Version 4.0 Vertex Shader Version 4.0 Hardware T & L Yes Vendor ID 10DE Device ID 0614 Plug and Play ID VEN_10DE&DEV_0614&SUBSYS_83311043&REV_A2 Driver Version 9.18.13.4174

 

Memory 8.1 GB

 

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10240), 64-bit Service Pack 0 Size 64 Bit Edition   Version 10.0.10240 Locale 0409 BIOS BIOS Date: 10/20/10 09:47:36 Ver: 08.00.10 Version American Megatrends Inc. 1208 Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc. Date 10/20/10

 

Display Maximum Resolution 1360 x 768

 

Sound Device Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Version 6.0.1.7572


Edited by Dan London, 17 November 2015 - 04:47 PM.

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:welcome: Dan London

We can help you choosing a GPU, but need a little more info please.

Brand and model of the PSU?

Case?

Monitor brand/model?  set at what resolution?

Your budget?

Country where you purchase parts?

The type of games you want to play, (roughly) > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_genres 


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:welcome: Dan London

We can help you choosing a GPU, but need a little more info please.

Brand and model of the PSU?

Case?

Monitor brand/model?  set at what resolution?

Your budget?

Country where you purchase parts?

The type of games you want to play, (roughly) > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_genres 

 

 

Hi iammykyl, 

 

Thank you for the response,

My case is full atx so no size issues,

My psu is an ezcool 700w (can't see a model number on it)

My monitor is an ASUS 32 inch Full HD monitor currently set to  1360 x 768 res

I am into mostly RPG's but I would like to be able to play some more high demand games without having to nerf all the settings :)

And I'm currently in the UK

oh and budget I haven't considered really, but I wouldn't want to spend much more than 200 pounds-ish. (Is that reasonable?)

 

Thanks again for the reply :)

 

Regards 

DW


Edited by Dan London, 17 November 2015 - 05:04 PM.

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Thanks for the update.

Hardware looks good, except for the PSU.   Ezcool branded PSUs have a very poor reputation, plenty of posts "not to use", > https://id.answers.y...22095124AAP5nf5

sometimes blowing up, user review > http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/B007QT59PY

It is an older build PSU with most of the output going to the 3.3v and 5.0v rails, modern ones have most of the output to the +12v rail to supply highend GPUs.

I would seriously consider changing it for a betterquility one.

 

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/dZBgyc


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Thank you for your advice I will buy both :)


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You are welcome DW :rockon: 

Please let us know how the upgrade goes.   If you need any How To Guides, let us know.

 

Good luck. 


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Gday.

Been a while since we heard from you.   How did the upgrade work?   A update would be appreciated.

 

Thanks. 


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