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 Post subject: What do I look for when buying a Videocard?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:57 am 
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Greetings all :)

Whether I'm building a new system, or replacing the card in an old one, what are some the things I should be looking for when buying a new videocard? I want to make sure I select the proper card my system can handle.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: What do I look for when buying a Videocard?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:58 pm 
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ok what CPU,PSU,and MOBO do you have?

is this a prebuilt like from Dell,HP etc,etc..or did you build this pc yourself?


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 Post subject: Re: What do I look for when buying a Videocard?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:57 am 
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Price to performance ratio, compatibility, features to name a few. If you are building a new pc, it would be best to gather the CPU and mobo first.


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 Post subject: Re: What do I look for when buying a Videocard?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:27 pm 
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ZedDreppelin wrote:
Greetings all :)

Whether I'm building a new system, or replacing the card in an old one, what are some the things I should be looking for when buying a new videocard? I want to make sure I select the proper card my system can handle.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks


As others have noted, CPU/motherboard/psu are necessary information to make this decision.

Perhaps more important, your display's resolution and what you plan to do with the card is key info. (e.g. play WOW? play Metro2033? do CAD work?)

Last, what you plan to spend is needed.


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