Graphics cards

By paul87
Jun 17, 2013
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  1. Hi there im am a first time pc gamer I have put together a pc but im unsure on what graphics card to buy my specs are as flows

    AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 3.90GHz Turbo

    500W PSU

    4GB RAM DDR3

    WINDOWS 8 PRO

    MOTERBOARD IS A ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard, Socket AM3+, 4 x DDR3, M-ATX

    dunno if any of them specs help you but thanks for any help or advise I recieve thanks guys.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,385   +607

    Depends on:
    1. how much money is left to spend on your graphics card.
    2. What resolution your screen is.
    3. What kind of games you play.
  3. paul87

    paul87 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi my resolution is 1024x768 I think I have between £50 and £100 pound to spend on a graphics card I play a lot of action games such as battlefield 3 arma 2 dayz I also play simulation games but I can't play any of them till I sort out a graphics card
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    What is your budget? You chose pretty outdated hardware. Also, Windows 8 Pro is not necessary. You can stick with the regular Windows 8.
  5. paul87

    paul87 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    My budget is between £50-£100
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    A cheap graphics card like a GTX 650 or GTX 650Ti will be fine at that resolution. Or even something like a AMD Radeon 7790.

    As for the CPU and motherboard, I would recommend a AMD FX6350 CPU + ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard. You can use the savings from Win 8 Pro to Win 8 regular and put them toward another 4GB of RAM.
    GhostRyder likes this.
  7. paul87

    paul87 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi there thank you very much for your advice the graphics card you mentioned are the all pcie 2.0 and ddr3 ????
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    They are PCIe 3.0, but run on 2.0. They have GDDR5 which is faster.
  9. paul87

    paul87 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you so much for all the help and advice
  10. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    No problem. Best of luck!
  11. paul87

    paul87 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Jc713 thanks for the advice I have now changed my motherboard and CPU to the 1 u recommended I got windows 7 to save some money I went for 16gb ram and a 700w psu I brought the radeon hd7790 graphics card and it all seems to be working like a dream thank you very much for ur advice
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    No problem. Great to hear you got it running!
  13. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    Glad you wet for vishera over bulldozer, the difference is definitely worth it.
  14. paul87

    paul87 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Amd Fx6350 thanks for the advice


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