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What would be the best graphics card for my motherboard?

By Jase123
Sep 16, 2007
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  1. Hello all

    1. I have a asus p5vd2-MX SE motherboard
    2. 160gb h.d.d
    3. 2gb ram 533mhz
    4. intel pentium d 945 3.00ghz

    Could anyone tell me what would be the best grahics card for this system?

    Thanks Jase

    I was thinking of getting a Ati Radeon x1950 pro
     
  2. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    Know anything about your power supply?
     
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,122

  4. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    Personally I would go with 100 wats over the required, But i guess your ok with getting the 1950
     
  5. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,122

  6. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    It looks fine i guess, But i'm no expert when it comes to PSU rails hehe >.>
     
  7. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,122

    hehe..... well the amps on the 12v is the most important like that ati x1950 pro requires 30a at least on the 12v rail.

    Regards Jase
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The 450W Corsair a solid PSU and will serve you well but it's not for you. 3A is hardly enough for the rest of your system. The 520W one is much better, since it has three +12V rails with a total of 40A on all of them combined. Pretty good and from a reliable manufacturer too. Also, the X1950PRO/XT is as far as you can go without encountering a bottleneck, so it's a good choice. Good luck and enjoy the new card. :)
     
  9. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,122

    yes i am going get the 520 watt.

    Thanks for the info Rage_3k_Moiz

    Regards Jase
     
  10. Kingston1

    Kingston1 TS Rookie

    Rage_3K_Moiz seems to know his stuff, good luck with it Jase123
    regards
     
  11. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

     
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