Good Video Card update? - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2010, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
The Bulldog
zmatt's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In an empty Ramen packet
Posts: 4,660
Default Re: Good Video Card update?

Yeah, like we are going to take the advice of some line worker who assembles PCs. it's a long known fact that OEMs get away with the cheapest components they can, psu's are no exception. If you want proof i can start digging though the box of crap psu's form oem machines I have, and next time in the office I can write down the specs of the psu's in our dell optiplex's. The specs are sad.

If you want to talk about OEMs cutting corners, I've seen on HP products labels that dictate what part to replace it with if it goes bad, it is almost always an inferior part. For example, in an old pavilion i worked on for a client the 30gb hard drive was labeled to be replaced with a 20gb unit if under warranty. Even the "boutique" guys cut corners where they can.


<<<<<<<Rep is always welcome
Ultimate Guitar exercises/ Songs for technique
zmatt is offline  
Old 11-22-2010, 07:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
patonb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Good Video Card update?

^Exactly, Its bad buisness for them to give you more than you'd need.

The biggest issue is people run overkill on their psu they build.

Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 11-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 181
Default Re: Good Video Card update?

That was another option my friend was looking in to, take a look?
Curbkiddytech is offline  
Old 11-22-2010, 09:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: Good Video Card update?

^^ Any GTX 460 would be risky on your psu.

At this point in time ATI cards offer the best performance/power consumption so a card like the HD 5770 Muffin man suggested would be your best option.


AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition : Asus M4A89GTD PRO : Corsair 550VX
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4x2gb DDR3 1600 : MSI Geforce GTX 770 2gb : Antec 300
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD (OS) : SanDisk Ultra 120gb SSD (Apps) : Crucial M500 240gb (Steam) : Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
2x Samsung 2494LW & 1x Dell U2312HM Eyefinity

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 : Core i5 2410M : 12.5" 1366x768 IPS LED display : Intel 320 Series 120gb SSD

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 stock 4.3 : Nexus 7 2 stock 4.4

Puddle Jumper 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
Video Card Question + CPU temp. update blue-lynx New Systems | Building and Buying 17 07-31-2009 08:41 AM
Video card driver update 0tz System Upgrades 1 12-26-2006 09:59 AM
Video card update needed q3anon Computer Audio and Multimedia 4 05-04-2006 08:24 AM
good video card? theprofessor17 System Upgrades 5 01-21-2006 11:47 AM
Will this video card run Doom3/Halflife2??? please :) i wanna get a good card enzio Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 6 08-08-2004 09:57 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.