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Beginners guide for Video Cards

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This is just a little video I made that you can link people to if they're looking to buy a video card. It covers some basic stuff like how to find out if a video card will play a specific game and whether it will work with their computer. I talk about Interface, case size / air flow, and power supply information with a little formula I typed up.

Feel free to comment, or message me about it. I know it's not perfect, but I feel like it should get the gist of it across to most people.


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24" ASUS 144Hz LED Backlit Logitech G810 Mechanical Corsair HX750 Thermaltake Chaser MK1 
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Very in-depth and easy to understand for someone who's just getting into the whole video card scene. +rep!
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Very in-depth and easy to understand for someone who's just getting into the whole video card scene. +rep!
Thanks man, appreciate it
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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD 3TB WD Green 1TB Toshiba 2.5" 2x 500GB 7200RPM Seatage RAID 0 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
It caught on fire so I took it out Swiftech H220-X Win 7 Pro x64 27" Acer Predator 144Hz 1440p GSync 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" ASUS 144Hz LED Backlit Logitech G810 Mechanical Corsair HX750 Thermaltake Chaser MK1 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus XTrac Ripper 17"x11" Creative Sound Blaster Z Creative T3100 2.1 Speakers 
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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD 3TB WD Green 1TB Toshiba 2.5" 2x 500GB 7200RPM Seatage RAID 0 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
It caught on fire so I took it out Swiftech H220-X Win 7 Pro x64 27" Acer Predator 144Hz 1440p GSync 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" ASUS 144Hz LED Backlit Logitech G810 Mechanical Corsair HX750 Thermaltake Chaser MK1 
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Good post.
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120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
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The voice... it puts me to sleep...

Great vid though, +rep for helping out!
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