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Old 01-22-2010, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if this video card will be compatible with the current hardware I have?

Also, how would I go about checking to see if this card fits within my case?

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You linked to a motherboard. Is that gigabyte motherboard the one you have? or do you have the DFI lanparty?
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You linked to a motherboard. Is that gigabyte motherboard the one you have? or do you have the DFI lanparty?
It is the gigabyte motherboard, apologies for the extra mobo
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Default Re: Will this video card work with my current setup?

youre asking if a gfx card will work and be compatible with your current setup, but you havent said what gfx card youre looking at.
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Didn't even realize I left that out.

Here's the video card I was thinking of

Newegg.com - XFX GS250XZDFU GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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No, that card will not work. The Gigabyte mobo you linked to has a AGP Graphics slot and the card you picked is for a pci-e slot.

This looks to be the best AGP card available at Newegg. It's $114.97 shipped after a $15 mail-in rebate.
Newegg.com - HIS H467Q1GHDAP Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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No, that card will not work. The Gigabyte mobo you linked to has a AGP Graphics slot and the card you picked is for a pci-e slot.

This looks to be the best AGP card available at Newegg. It's $114.97 shipped after a $15 mail-in rebate.
Newegg.com - HIS H467Q1GHDAP Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
I'm sorry, the motherboard I listed is incorrect.

This is the actual one I have.

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Yes it would appear the GTS250 is compatible with your computer. Your motherboard is an SLI motherboard so you could add another card if your current card is an nVidia card... but i'd have to know what card you're currently using to be able to say for sure.

But overall, the GTS250 you chose is a bit expensive. If you just want a single card solution, i recommend going for the 5770. Your case looks roomy enough to allow big cards to fit.

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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I was using a 7900 gt, but that broke and now I'm using some ati radeon vid card. I don't plan on running sli, as I'll only be using my pc for light gaming. However, I do plan on using my pc to stream to my led samsung 40". The reason I choose the 1gig was so it will be able to support 1080p videos. I notice thAt when my pc is trying to play any 1080p videos it gets extremely choppy, but when playing 720 videos it's fine. So another question I have is, will more memory on the video card eliminate the slideshow effect?
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Yes it would appear the GTS250 is compatible with your computer. Your motherboard is an SLI motherboard so you could add another card if your current card is an nVidia card... but i'd have to know what card you're currently using to be able to say for sure.

But overall, the GTS250 you chose is a bit expensive. If you just want a single card solution, i recommend going for the 5770. Your case looks roomy enough to allow big cards to fit.

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
I notice the card you listed is slighty more expensive than the GTS250? Since that is the case, what do you mean the one I choose is a bit expensive?

Also, feel free to recommend any video card in the 100-150 price range. I'm mainly looking for a video card that will be able to stream 1080p video files without the quality becoming choppy, but I also want the video card to handle some heavy gaming.
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