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post #11 of 53
he doesnt need a better GPU just a more quiet One.

but yes, you could think about getting a Ivy Bridge i3 (120€), an appropiate but cheap Board (70€)and a (Fanless )pico 150W PSU (40€), you could easily Run this passive with an appropiate heatsink.
if you sell your old stuff it might be an Option.
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post #12 of 53
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you really should reconsider if you actually want to spend $ on upgrading the 8800. that card is OLD and wont really be worth spending $ on. you'd better off saving up for a mid grade modern GPU instead.

I agree.
 
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post #13 of 53
you should add a fan controller on your BOM for SILENCE! biggrin.gif
post #14 of 53
Thread Starter 
Hey guys again! Well, the cost of the cooler + the fitting it'll be around 50 euros, for the GPU. So

So do you know of a good GPU card, better than my 8800 GT, Super Silent, for that price? Probably passively cooled. Can be a bit more, but it's better be worth it.

By the way, whats that Pico 150 W PSU ? isnt it too low of power? its not powerful enough to power up my whole pc or is it?
Edited by NateCordova - 9/30/12 at 7:42pm
post #15 of 53
thats Not what i said.
If you would get a new System you could get an Ivy Bridge i3 CPU, wich got an internal GPU, therefore no need for a dedicated VGA card.
THEN a 150W Pico PSU would be enough is what i said.
You could cool a System like this completely fanless, it would be way more energy efficient, it would be faster for what you do and it wouldnt be too expensive either, especially if you sell your old parts on eBay.

its worth thinking about it!
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post #16 of 53
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thats Not what i said.
If you would get a new System you could get an Ivy Bridge i3 CPU, wich got an internal GPU, therefore no need for a dedicated VGA card.
THEN a 150W Pico PSU would be enough is what i said.
You could cool a System like this completely fanless, it would be way more energy efficient, it would be faster for what you do and it wouldnt be too expensive either, especially if you sell your old parts on eBay.
its worth thinking about it!

i think you give the HD4000 alittle too much credit in it's performance... intel is still not quite there yet in their integrated graphics solution.
post #17 of 53
honestly the HD7770 that i got from sapphire is probably a decent upgrade over your 8800 since i upgraded to it from a 9800GT

i can tell you this card is pretty much dead quiet. the loudest thing in my case right now is my CM 212 EVO with a stock fan that will be replaced by a quieter fan soon.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102993
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post #18 of 53
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

i think you give the HD4000 alittle too much credit in it's performance... intel is still not quite there yet in their integrated graphics solution.
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Originally Posted by NateCordova View Post

The PC is 4 years old but i only need it for school work and browsing.

a "modern mid grade GPU" like you suggested would be a complete waste of money and energy for "school work and browsing".
The HD4000 is perfect for that, BLuray/HD Movies arent a problem either.
Edited by Elohim - 10/1/12 at 7:54am
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post #19 of 53
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well, There is OCASIONALLY some Video Games !

I didn't say i played video games because its not very common, and whenever i say something like that, i get recomended ridiculously powerful Graphics Card, but yeah, some Pro Evolution Soccer, Team Fortress, Portal 2, some modern shooters, so it's got to be more powerful than a 8800, and very quiet. I don't need full graphics on max and **** lol.

The graphics card is 4 years old, the parts might not last for long, so we can think of getting a mid card around 100 max if its passive and way better than the 8800 GT.

Can the Ivy 3 solution play video games np?
post #20 of 53
Team Fortress 2, PES etc should be fine with the HD4000, if you dont need high details etc.,
mordern shooters not so much wink.gif

there are a few passive 7750s outthere for around 100€: the Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate seems to get good press. But notice that you should have SOME airflow with these 'passive cards', even if its only from one 500rpm case fan.
A 7750 should be ok for most games, even something like BF3 should be OK if you play without AA etc.
you could also buy a used GTX460 from MSI/Gigabyte, these are pretty quiet and you might get one for 70-80€ on ebayif you are lucky.

whats the price of the Arctic L2 Plus in Portugal? it's pretty quiet too and should be around 10€?
Edited by Elohim - 10/1/12 at 3:06pm
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