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I do not have a high budget, so that will explain the weak GPU's .

Radeon HD5670 1GB HDMI/DVI
Clock speed: 775MHz
Memory clock speed: 1.6GHz
Power: atleast 400W
DDR3
This one is in my list, because it ends up pretty high in benchmarks and the GPU list

GeForce GT430 OC 1GB 1xDVI/HDMI
Clock speed: 730 MHz
Memory clock speed: 1.8GHz
Power: atleast 450W, recommended: 550W
DDR3
This card looks better than the 5670, but it's power is the downside, cause of my low budget

GeForce GT440 1GB 1xDVI/HDMI LP
Clock speed: 810 MHz
Memory clock speed: 1.8GHz
Power: atleast 450W, recommended: 550W
DDR3
This card looks better than the 5670 and GT430, but it's power is the downside + is more expensive. cause of my low budget

ASUS GeForce GT440 1GB 1xDVI/HDMI
Clock speed: 822 MHz
Memory clock speed: 3.2GHz
Power:atleast 400W, recommended: 450W (acceptable, power supply 460W is cheap )
GDDR5 SDRAM 128-bit
price: €82,50

ASUS Radeon HD5670 1GB DDR5 1xDVI/HDMI
Clock Speed: 775 MHz
Memory clock speed: 4.0GHz
Power:atleast 400W
GDDR5 SDRAM 128-bit
price: €77,00

the last 2 are the best choices, but I'm struggling with their price :S
but I would still like to hear your opionions, I think I'm going to order a GPU later today or tomorrow.
My current GPU is badass bad


I might even choose other cards, with GDDR5 cards, but I'm unsure if GDDR5 is possible on my motherboard: ASUS M4A77T
link: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A77TUSB3/

So can I also choose GDDR5 cards? --> Question answered: Yes
Edited by Mr_Troy - 4/11/11 at 9:26am
post #2 of 12
Fortunately, GPUs are self-contained in that they don't rely on the motherboard in terms of compatibility with GDDR5. Instead, they're all ready to go so that you can just install them and use them.

So you don't need to get a graphics card with GDDR3 memory because of how self-contained graphics cards are in this respect.

For example: I have a DDR2 motherboard, but my GTX 470 has GDDR5 memory.
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post #3 of 12
Those are certainly two good GPUS for the $$ - I would recommend checking out Newegg.com open boxes, they often have amazing deals, and the open box has the remainder of the factory warranty unlike refurbished models.
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Fortunately, GPUs are self-contained in that they don't rely on the motherboard in terms of compatibility with GDDR5. Instead, they're all ready to go so that you can just install them and use them.

So you don't need to get a graphics card with GDDR3 memory because of how self-contained graphics cards are in this respect.

For example: I have a DDR2 motherboard, but my GTX 470 has GDDR5 memory.
Okay, thanks. Than I would go search for GDDR5 cards too

EDIT:
ASUS GeForce GT440 1GB 1xDVI/HDMI
Clock speed: 822 MHz
Memory clock speed: 3.2GHz
Power:atleast 400W, recommended: 450W (acceptable, power supply 460W is cheap )
GDDR5 SDRAM 128-bit
price: €82,50

ASUS Radeon HD5670 1GB DDR5 1xDVI/HDMI
Clock Speed: 775 MHz
Memory clock speed: 4.0GHz
Power:atleast 400W
GDDR5 SDRAM 128-bit
price: €77,00


These cards will be my best bet, though I don't know which to pick cause HD5670 is cheaper , has 4G.0GHz memory clock speed, but it's clock speed is 47MHz lower than the GT440.
Yet the GT440 has only 3.2GHz memory clock speed with a higher price, but I dont know exactly what counts the most, clock speed or memory speed?
Edited by Mr_Troy - 4/11/11 at 10:05am
post #5 of 12
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So can anyone answer? I want a new GPU ASAP. this 8500GT just pisses me off
post #6 of 12
What do you have for a power supply? What's the brand and model?
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post #7 of 12
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I'm still thinking about that, but I think I'm going for Cooler Master Elite Power 460W
my current PSU is old and should start to decay any time soon, it's a miracle that it handles my current build
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mr_Troy View Post
I'm still thinking about that, but I think I'm going for Cooler Master Elite Power 460W
my current PSU is old and should start to decay any time soon, it's a miracle that it handles my current build
Then I want to help you buy a PSU. There are much better PSU's than what Cooler Master offers; how much can you spend on the PSU? Additionally, from which store(s) can you order it from? I just noticed that you're in the Netherlands.
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post #9 of 12
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I can spend up to €130 in total (GPU + PSU) and according to these GPU's. I would be able spend about €40-60. Which is not much, yet the store I use is quite cheap: 4Launch.
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Troy View Post
I can spend up to €130 in total (GPU + PSU) and according to these GPU's. I would be able spend about €40-60. Which is not much, yet the store I use is quite cheap: 4Launch.
Thanks to Overclock.net, I've learned that any quality 350-400W power supply will easily handle a system that has either a single GT 440 or an 5670 in it. I can try to explain, but I'd rather just post my first PSU recommendation:

400W Antec High Current Gamer for €55.50

Internally, it's way better than basically any Cooler Master power supply (even I would trust it to power my system).

I tried to find others that are good that don't cost more than this, but the next best one is the Corsair CX430 which is actually not as good as this specific unit I'm recommending. :/
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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