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Old 06-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so, im new to gaming optimized PCs and I need some help with video cards.
I preferably would like someones input on a video card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 4GB 16X PCIe Video Card. If it is a descent Video Card, then please let me know! If not, than please recommend a price-reasonable Video Card. Thanks!
Also, how would the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card be?
Thanks in advanced!
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are both really weak graphics cards. What are you expecting to play, and what's your budget? Will also need to know PSU model and wattage.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, my budget is a little over $800
Im expecting to play like CoDs and battlefield, L4D and ARMA. Stuff like that.
Any recommendations for Vid cards?
Also my wattage is 430, I can raise it if I have to.
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800 for a whole machine or just the GPU?
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I am not expecting much from an $800 computer but yea, $800 for the whole thing.
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This is a pretty good machine for 800 bucks.

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53330 - Newegg.com

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH - Newegg.com

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-3657-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com

Optical:
ASUS Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black - Newegg.com

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Newegg.com

$784
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Could he sacrifice the i5 and go to an i3, to help bump him up to a 660ti?
Or would there be little gain?
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Considering the OP had a 630 in the list, the 650ti is a considerate boost.

Although, the drop to the i3 would only warrant a bump to the 660. In this case, I think the i5 is more worth it. Reason being, the 650ti Boost is rather close to 660 performance, and I also have a 2GB card selected.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry, but, like I said, Im very new to this and I don't know much about computers but, do you think you could visit this link and tell me what the best video card would be? Thanks in advance.
I will check out those parts though.

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Scorpius_8000
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The parts I have selected in the above post are much better than are offered in the link. The 3330 is better than the 6100 by far, and the 520 Seasonic PSU is much better than 430w base CX Corsair. The rest is rather similar, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, ect.

In the link the only options viable for your budget is pretty much exactly what I have mentioned above. 650ti Boost, or 660 unless you can push the budget for a 7870. In other words, I have linked out better for the same amount of money.
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