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Old 08-27-2013, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, so my PC is outdated and my 8800GTS is overheating and needs replaced. I won't be building the rest of my new system for a few months but am looking to buy the graphics card early to replace my broken 8800.

Not sure if compatible with my current motherboard.

So, is the 760 GTX compatible with the Gigabyte GA_P35_DS3R motherboard? If not, what would be the cheapest card right now equivelent or slightly better than the 8800GTS? Cheers
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yes, the mobo will support it, but will your PSU is the question.
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My PSU is the Hiper 580w HPU-4M580 SLi Certified
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My PSU is the Hiper 580w HPU-4M580 SLi Certified
Yeah, it should be fine then.
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Sick! Also, what advice would you give on card manufacturers? Different brands have slightly different prices, but in terms of performance is there much difference?
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My top three are EVGA, Asus, and XFX. For higher-end cards I much prefer EVGA though.
You'll normally see 2GB versions and 4GB ones, and then various models of those as well. Most of the time, the difference lies in clock speeds.
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Sick! Also, what advice would you give on card manufacturers? Different brands have slightly different prices, but in terms of performance is there much difference?
I like Sapphire for AMD cards and EVGA for Nvidia cards, and Asus for both.
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Great, you've been very helpful thank you! Would click thanks but apparently can't send you anymore because I thanked you recently, but cheers!!
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I second eVGA, and more importantly reference boards. I prefer XFX for AMD cards.
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