help picking out a GPU - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-16-2010, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, BC, Canada
Posts: 174
Default help picking out a GPU

K, in the process of building a new PC.
To make things a little easier on myself I picked out a motherboard/CPU combo:
Buy the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard and AMD HDT90ZF at TigerDirect.ca
Ram that I'm thinking of getting:
Buy the Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz RAM at TigerDirect.ca
now, I'm not really sure what I want for a GPU. I like XFX, but I'm wondering what else is out there that'll go good with this set up. I would like to spend between 200 and 300 canadian.

and yes, I'm in canada, and if possible, I'd like to stick with Tigerdirect.ca I've had good experience with them

I would be willing to buy from NCIX.com, and newegg as well, never deal with Newegg though.
Suggestions on different Ram as well
I also haven't decided if I want to buy a new case, or use the old one. I'm pretty sure my current power supply will do the trick(750w) All I need is motherboard/CPU, Ram and GPU
Thanks
__________________

__________________
MSI 790GX-G65 motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 6 Core 2.8GHZ
4x2GB PC3-1066 DDR3-1333 RAM
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB DDR5
Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS Platinum
OCZ Vertex 3, 120gig
Seagate Barracuda 500GB(Data) 2X 1TB (Media)
750 Watt PSU
OCZ Vandetta 2 triple heatpipe CPU heatsink
42" LG LCD widescreen
scroudt is offline  
Old 12-16-2010, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Chillstalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Between a rock and a hard place
Posts: 73
Default Re: help picking out a GPU

RAM will be fine, what do you want to use this PC for and what is your budget?
__________________

Chillstalker is offline  
Old 12-16-2010, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, BC, Canada
Posts: 174
Default Re: help picking out a GPU

I'm going to use it for gaming. don't think I really have a budget
__________________
MSI 790GX-G65 motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 6 Core 2.8GHZ
4x2GB PC3-1066 DDR3-1333 RAM
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB DDR5
Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS Platinum
OCZ Vertex 3, 120gig
Seagate Barracuda 500GB(Data) 2X 1TB (Media)
750 Watt PSU
OCZ Vandetta 2 triple heatpipe CPU heatsink
42" LG LCD widescreen
scroudt is offline  
Old 12-16-2010, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Chillstalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Between a rock and a hard place
Posts: 73
Default Re: help picking out a GPU

hehe you should never had said that, i found it hard not too pick a $2000 card out

But anyways...This is probably the best graphics card out right now. Unless you want a 3D one, but means buying a 3D monitor aswell

HD 5970:Buy the Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB GDDR5 PCIe at TigerDirect.ca

If its too much, give a round-a-bout price

sorry forgot to add, you may need to buy a new case for this monster, its huge
Chillstalker is offline  
Old 12-16-2010, 05:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, BC, Canada
Posts: 174
Default Re: help picking out a GPU

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chillstalker View Post
hehe you should never had said that, i found it hard not too pick a $2000 card out

But anyways...This is probably the best graphics card out right now. Unless you want a 3D one, but means buying a 3D monitor aswell

HD 5970:Buy the Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB GDDR5 PCIe at TigerDirect.ca

If its too much, give a round-a-bout price

sorry forgot to add, you may need to buy a new case for this monster, its huge
well, did some looking around, Newegg is almost $100 cheaper for the CPU, motherboard and RAM. so I think I'm going to go with them. and yeah, that maybe a little pricey, I'm thinking about the $300 range

That would be a sweet card though
__________________
MSI 790GX-G65 motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 6 Core 2.8GHZ
4x2GB PC3-1066 DDR3-1333 RAM
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB DDR5
Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS Platinum
OCZ Vertex 3, 120gig
Seagate Barracuda 500GB(Data) 2X 1TB (Media)
750 Watt PSU
OCZ Vandetta 2 triple heatpipe CPU heatsink
42" LG LCD widescreen
scroudt is offline  
Old 12-16-2010, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Chillstalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Between a rock and a hard place
Posts: 73
Default Re: help picking out a GPU

No problem, this card is the step below the 5970, it will take virtually any game you throw at it at medium to hight settings. Also because your getting the components from newegg i thought it would be easier for you if i found it it newegg. Anyway here it is:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

The vapor-x means it has better cooling, essential for big cards
Chillstalker is offline  
Old 12-17-2010, 03:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
El MŠgico
 
snowsurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Spain
Posts: 390
Default Re: help picking out a GPU

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chillstalker View Post
No problem, this card is the step below the 5970, it will take virtually any game you throw at it at medium to hight settings. Also because your getting the components from newegg i thought it would be easier for you if i found it it newegg. Anyway here it is:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

The vapor-x means it has better cooling, essential for big cards
I just got this card a couple of days ago and I vouch for it. I play on 24" native res (19x12) and, although I haven't yet tried lots of games (waiting for the weekend), it is looking great from what I could try. It also runs really cool and it is QUIET!
__________________

__________________
| i5-4690K@4.4 | MSI Z97 Gaming 5 | 2x8Gb G.Skill Ripjaws@2133/CL9 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Design Define R5 | Samsung Evo 840 500Gb | Dell 3415W | 2xMSI 980Ti Gaming 6 SLI | Corsair RM 850i | Corsair K70 | Proteus Core | Windows 10 x64 Pro | FiiO E17 Alpen as DAC/amp | AKG K551 | Blue Snowball iCE |
snowsurfer is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with picking a HDD dhgunit New Systems | Building and Buying 5 01-05-2008 09:17 PM
need help picking ram. krazieaznboi System Upgrades 10 05-12-2007 11:53 PM
Help picking my new pc. ForTheWorld Overclocking and Modding 12 03-24-2005 10:14 PM
Need help with picking RAM :S labrat Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 4 12-28-2004 01:59 PM
i need help picking ram help allm0t0rsir Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 2 04-10-2004 07:51 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.