Motherboard/Game question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2007, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Middletown, Ohio
Posts: 89
Exclamation Motherboard/Game question

I'm updating my motherboard which will have a pci-e slot in there, what's the best pci-e card that will work really well with elder scrolls: oblivion within a recent amount of range within money? Thanks!

tbsk8er04 is offline  
Old 03-30-2007, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 30,954
Default Re: Motherboard/Game question

I don't think you could have been much broader in yor scope there.

For starters... what's the wattage of your PSU? That will let us know whether or not it can handle a big card or if you would need to replace it.

What's your budget? What might be a decent amount to you may be a lot to me. Give us a ballpark.

Do you have a preference as to NVIDIA or ATI?


Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 03-30-2007, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Motherboard/Game question

depends on your resolution, depends on your budget.

I have a 7900GS and it will play the dungeons of oblivion with 70+ FPS with settings on about medium maybe a little lower at 1440x900 Res. Still there is nothing to this day that can get 60+ FPS in the "killing fields" on oblivion at even 1024x964 RES, even SLI's amazing.

I would be looking at a 7900GS when on a 1280x1024 res or similar at least, and then atg least a 7600GT on 1024x76 RES.
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 03-30-2007, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,475
Default Re: Motherboard/Game question

The 7600GT is a good choice. Don't forget that the 8600GT/GTS are soon to come out.
turtile 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
sony ericsson w810i ringtone question alextrzaska Off Topic Discussion 2 03-30-2007 12:12 PM
Oblivion Question? tbsk8er04 PC Gaming 2 03-30-2007 11:32 AM
Question on hard drive quality? ingeborgdot New Systems | Building and Buying 4 03-27-2007 11:48 PM
Coolermaster Mystique question on this case. ingeborgdot New Systems | Building and Buying 2 03-27-2007 04:10 PM
quick question Fozzy New Systems | Building and Buying 2 03-25-2007 08:46 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.