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MY ECS A780-GM A Black Series

Post by ixtenxu » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:57 am

it has a built-in video card. ATI Radeon HD 3200. I want to add a video card..i need ur suggestions what kind of ATI Radeon should i buy.=). My Processor is AMD Athlon 64 X2 240 (Socket AM2) 2.80GHz.=).thanks for ur suggestions!:)

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Post by kenc51 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:24 am

what's your budget?

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Post by hnzw_rui » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:46 am

For gaming? What's your budget, what resolution do you want to game in and at what quality? If you don't need it for gaming, then the onboard video on your motherboard is already pretty decent.
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Post by ixtenxu » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:23 am

hmmmm.im a filipino actually, in PESO (5000 pesps) in dollars (maybe 100$).xD. for gaming and watching,my game is juiced 2 and warcraft.that 2 only. Im not like the other gamers that they overkill for too much expensive video card,..I just want to add a Video card for me to be satisfied.bcos im not satisfied on the built-in Graphics in my Board,..:) .

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Post by hnzw_rui » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:13 pm

ixtenxu wrote:hmmmm.im a filipino actually, in PESO (5000 pesps) in dollars (maybe 100$).xD. for gaming and watching,my game is juiced 2 and warcraft.that 2 only. Im not like the other gamers that they overkill for too much expensive video card,..I just want to add a Video card for me to be satisfied.bcos im not satisfied on the built-in Graphics in my Board,..:) .
I'm not familiar with hardware availability and cost in the Philippines anymore but I think it's usually cheaper in the States than over there. In the US, $100 gets you a GTS 250, 9800GT, HD 4850, HD 4770 or HD 5670. Perhaps even a Radeon HD 5750 if you're lucky. Over there, I think you'd need to go with a slower card to meet the PhP5,000 budget.

Tom's Graphics Hierarchy Chart is a pretty good estimate of how one card fares against another. Given that we're unable to give you recommendations based on pricing, you can refer to the chart when choosing which video card would give you more bang for the buck based on local pricing.
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Post by ixtenxu » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:40 am

thanks for suggesting. i know that it is more cheaper in the US. because HD5550 is almost 85$. :|. is HD5670 a good graphics card for my pc?. because i dont need the HD5770,its overkilling me.=))).im not a professional gamer.=)).is HD5550 and HD5670 fits the specs of my board?:). thanks men!:D

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Post by hnzw_rui » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:49 am

The HD 5670 is pretty decent for a budget card. I wouldn't recommend the HD 5550. It wasn't really meant to be a gaming card. It's targeted more for HTPC purposes.
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Post by ixtenxu » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:47 am

ooooohhhh.i see..so you suggest that HD5670 is pretty good in my pc?:). and its fit for my budget right?HAHA!. because i see that HD5670 is balanced for me. for gaming and musics(FOR me only)(correct me if my opinion is wrong.HAHA).thanks!:)

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Post by ixtenxu » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:14 am

what king of HD5670?:D. HD5670 PCS or HD5670?:D. and it is GDDR5 right?. is that graphics card is compatible to my pc?:).

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Post by hnzw_rui » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:34 am

No idea what you're talking about. As far as I'm aware, there's only the PCI Express version of HD5670 which you can get with either 512MB or 1GB GDDR5 (plus minor overclocked variations). I have absolutely no idea what PCS stands for. It's probably just a weird naming convention of the vendor.
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Post by ixtenxu » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:34 am

thanks!:D.because i have no idea about PCI,PCIE.=)).xD.sorry for that.=)).thanks!:)

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Post by ixtenxu » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:11 am

http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_f ... asp?id=249
im just curios about the GDDR5 memory interface.=).what is that?:).(i just know for the RAMs.HAHA!)is it compatible for my Motherboard VGA slot?:). my board has PCI x16 slot.=). thanks for your answer!:).

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Post by hnzw_rui » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:34 pm

ixtenxu wrote:http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_f ... asp?id=249
im just curios about the GDDR5 memory interface.=).what is that?:).(i just know for the RAMs.HAHA!)is it compatible for my Motherboard VGA slot?:). my board has PCI x16 slot.=). thanks for your answer!:).
Pretty much having the appropriate slot (in this case PCIe x16) is all that matters if you want to know if you can use a certain video card on a motherboard. The rest of the info - GDDR5, pixel shaders, core clock, etc - affects performance of the card but should have no impact on the motherboard.
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Re: MY ECS A780-GM A Black Series

Post by ixtenxu » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:39 am

oohhh.thank you for the info's!:D

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