Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Video card help
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Video card help - Page 2

post #11 of 15
Yeah, it should be. I don't see why it wouldn't be smile.gif
post #12 of 15
If you want to spend the least amount of money and get the most from it. buy an HD 7750. You should be able to run it off that 350W as long as you don't do anything extreme with the CPU overclocking. If you want really good performance, but not exactly best value for money, upgrade the PSU to 500W or so and buy something like a 7850 or 660. At that wattage, you can take some liberties with OCing the CPU as well.

If I were your friend, I would've slapped you across your face and run over the CyberPowerPC system with my truck. Then I'd sell the crushed computer for its value in scrap, build the exact same system myself, and turn a profit, which I'd use to buy you a new video card. My point: Building your own is vastly cheaper than buying one. You can also optimize it to your needs. I would've recommended an i3 over a 4100 in a 350W system for video editing.

As the deed is done now (and I honestly don't think you would make a profit selling the CyberPower PC for scrap, I was just trying to make a point), I particularly recommend these video cards:
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-DisplayPort-Express-Graphics-H785QN2G2M/dp/B007HYIDTC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1355719857&sr=8-4&keywords=HD+7850 if you upgrade the PSU

or

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11202-00-20G/dp/B007B5V614/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355719912&sr=8-1&keywords=HD+7750 if you don't.

Since you do video editing, I would also recommend upgrading the RAM to at least 8GB and at least 1866MHz. This is a good one:
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-CML8GX3M2A1866C9R/dp/B006E065O0/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1355720037&sr=1-4&keywords=vengeance+red+2133

If you choose to go with the more powerful video card (the 7850), you should upgrade the PSU to this:
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Watt-EPS%C2%A0-CX500/dp/B0092ML0MY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1355720099&sr=1-2&keywords=500W+PSU

I advise you take my advice, also the advice I just gave you in advising you to take my advice. I just typed advise so much it has lost all meaning as a word to me frown.gif Oh well.

EDIT: I see your budget is 300-400. I wouldn't recommend going over my recommendations. Past $250 for a video card, you get diminishing returns, and the $200-250 range is where the most value lies. I play very demanding games (BF3, Far Cry3) at THE VERY BEST settings without MSAA at 1080p, and I get 60+ FPS. The most you get out of a $300 over a $200 card is the ability to turn up the AA to 4x. I was raised as a humble gamer, and I didn't experience the magic of AA until a few years ago when my rig could handle it. I still prefer saving money over the ability to turn up anti-aliasing.

Also, I see you're in Canada by the link you linked. Go to Amazon.ca or NCIX.ca, both offer free ground shipping, and Amazon offers free shipping and replacements for RMAs within 30 days, no questions asked.

If you REALLY wanted to max out your $400 budget, I'd recommend:
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=76036&vpn=CP-9020048-US&manufacture=Corsair

and

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=75322&vpn=VCGGTX660TXPB&manufacture=PNY%20Technologies%20Inc&promoid=1382

The video card $270 deal expires today sometime, so you have to act quickly upon it and make your choice now. If you're set on AMD, a 7950 will suffice. The 660Ti I linked just above really does represent the best value though, but I don't have time to persuade an AMD over to Nvidia. Let me just say this, and this is the only reason I stick with Nvidia from now on: Adaptive v-sync. But, if you're an AMD zealot, or you have no use for Nvidia features, I will break my heart by recommending this, but I know I'm no better than the other brand zealots if I don't:
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=78448&vpn=FX795ATDJC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1285

Also, another thing is the massive 384-bit bus of the 7900 series. If you don't have multiple monitors, it's highly inadvisable to buy a 7900 series card. Get a 660Ti or 670 instead. The money saved by shaving off that (possibly) useless 384-bit bus is put towards things that will help you out in single-screen gaming.

And if you do go for the no-holds-barred $300 card, you can run it off the 600W PSU I mentioned above.
Edited by 267267123 - 12/16/12 at 9:12pm
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lapengu View Post

Alright... So this is what i am going to recommend.
This is a very solid Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256061
I have built numerous computers around it for "everyday gamers" and never had a single problem with one.
Next is where you get some options
650Ti - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130838&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-EVGA-_-14130838
Radeon HD 7850 - $ 180 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609
Radeon HD 7950 - $270
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
Basically, its pick your poison. The more expensive graphics card you buy, the better performance you will get.
The 650Ti is plenty enough to pull decent frames at 1080p on moderate settings.
7850 would be good for maxing out most games at 1080p
7950 for maxing out games in the future at 1080p, and modern games at 1080p+
However if you buy a 7950, i would recommend a 600w+ power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
thumb.gif

Firstly, Thank you for your advice, it is really helpful smile.gif. I will most likely go with the 7850, I don't need max graphics wink.gif as for the psu, if I get the 500W, would the system run ok, or would the 650W psu be a much better option? I would want my system to last a lengthier period of time tongue.gif
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
And what about the psu 267267123 recommended? the Corsair CX 500W ? It is fairly cheaper than the SeaSonic, is it pretty bad quality? would it be able to power my setup, along with the Radeon HD 7850?
post #15 of 15
OP get the HD 7870 Tahiti LE edition . massively faster than HD 7850 and provides better value for your money.

PCS+ Myst HD 7870 Tahiti LE - 250
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=78372&vpn=AX7870%202GBD5-2DHPPV3E&manufacture=PowerColor

here is a review of the Club3d HD 7870 card using the Tahiti LE chip. 1536 shaders at 975 Mhz boost. 256 bit memory at 1.5 Ghz (192 Gb/s) . the HD 7850 has 1024 shaders at 860 Mhz and 256 bit memory at 1.2 Ghz (153.6 Gb/s).

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/28.html

1920 x 1200
HD 7850 - 76
Club3D HD 7870 - 100
GTX 660 Ti - 101

The HD 7870 Tahiti LE is 32% faster than HD 7850 (76 x 1.32 = 100.3 ).

At just 250 bucks (230 after mail in rebate) the PCS+ HD 7870 Tahiti LE is 32% faster for just 40 dollars (50 after rebate). comes with 3 free games. Farcry 3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs.

As for the PSU the ANTEC HCG 520M with 40A on +12v rail is more than enough for even a HD 7950 / HD 7970. 5 year warranty. modular psu.

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=67324&promoid=1305
Edited by raghu78 - 12/16/12 at 11:56pm
Fragbox
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2400 DH67BL AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series XFX HD 6950 2GB 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Corsair DDR3 1333 Mhz 2 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 Mhz 2 GB Western Digital Caviar Green SONY DVD-RW AD-7260S 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 32 bit BENQ G2420HD Logitech K200 Seasonic VX550 psu 
CaseMouse
ANTEC 200 V2 Logitech mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
Fragbox
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2400 DH67BL AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series XFX HD 6950 2GB 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Corsair DDR3 1333 Mhz 2 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 Mhz 2 GB Western Digital Caviar Green SONY DVD-RW AD-7260S 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 32 bit BENQ G2420HD Logitech K200 Seasonic VX550 psu 
CaseMouse
ANTEC 200 V2 Logitech mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Video card help