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Hey all,

I've been in the States for a long time, so my rig has been idle back at home. My old card had a problem with fan, so I'm just gonna grab a new one for a short while, until I replace it completely.

I'm looking to buy a card in 100-150$ range that will do the job. I'll be getting it before I leave by the end of July.

Let me know what would you suggest and if there is an online sale during this time that you know (like, for example, during the Memorial Weekend we had).

Cheers. smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 C0 @ 4.257MHz Asus Rampage Extreme - DEAD MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB 2 x 4Gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 x WD VR 150Gb, 5 x Seagate SV35.3 500Gb RAID5 Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Samsung T240 Corsair TX750W 
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Ragtime.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 x WD VR 150Gb, 5 x Seagate SV35.3 500Gb RAID5 Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Samsung T240 Corsair TX750W 
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Zalman GS1000 
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post #2 of 6

Amd 7790.

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[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
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[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Dell] S2316M [CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider 
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Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
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post #3 of 6
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Any model in particular? Can they all fit my motherboard?
Ragtime.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 C0 @ 4.257MHz Asus Rampage Extreme - DEAD MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB 2 x 4Gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 x WD VR 150Gb, 5 x Seagate SV35.3 500Gb RAID5 Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Samsung T240 Corsair TX750W 
Case
Zalman GS1000 
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Ragtime.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 C0 @ 4.257MHz Asus Rampage Extreme - DEAD MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB 2 x 4Gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 x WD VR 150Gb, 5 x Seagate SV35.3 500Gb RAID5 Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Samsung T240 Corsair TX750W 
Case
Zalman GS1000 
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post #4 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinner View Post

Any model in particular? Can they all fit my motherboard?


They should all fit in your mobo fine, and I don't know that model particularly matters, look for one with service and reviews that you like. I tend to prefer sapphire.

2nd Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Dell] S2316M [CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider 
Mouse
Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Dell] S2316M [CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider 
Mouse
Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
I might risk being boring, but still...

1. Will it be a significant upgrade from my current [non-functioning] card? Disregard the part in brackets for witty jokes. ;p

2. Will it be bottlenecked this way or another by my other parts?

3. If not, will I gain anything significantly by throwing in 50$ more?

Gonna order today, so thanks in advance.

P.S. If it says PCI Express 3.0, is it backwards compatible with my mobo?
Edited by Sinner - 7/17/13 at 8:24am
Ragtime.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 C0 @ 4.257MHz Asus Rampage Extreme - DEAD MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB 2 x 4Gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 x WD VR 150Gb, 5 x Seagate SV35.3 500Gb RAID5 Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Samsung T240 Corsair TX750W 
Case
Zalman GS1000 
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Ragtime.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 C0 @ 4.257MHz Asus Rampage Extreme - DEAD MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB 2 x 4Gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 x WD VR 150Gb, 5 x Seagate SV35.3 500Gb RAID5 Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Samsung T240 Corsair TX750W 
Case
Zalman GS1000 
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinner View Post

I might risk being boring, but still...

1. Will it be a significant upgrade from my current [non-functioning] card? Disregard the part in brackets for witty jokes. ;p YES

2. Will it be bottlenecked this way or another by my other parts? NO.

3. If not, will I gain anything significantly by throwing in 50$ more? Save your dollar..

Gonna order today, so thanks in advance.

P.S. If it says PCI Express 3.0, is it backwards compatible with my mobo?
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2700 4.5/ 1.28 77 1050 16 / 1866 
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