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 Post subject: PCIE Video Card
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:36 am 
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Who makes a good quality PCIE video card today? Have been partial to ATI Radeon in the past. Not looking for a top performing card but a good quality middle of the road card. Not a gamer but do want what I am looking at to as best as possible.

The last time I built a PC dual DVI was good but now HDMI is in the mix. So between DVI & HDMI which of the two is the best way to connect the monitor?

Was looking at this card but don't know about the 3.0 ??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131559

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 Post subject: Re: PCIE Video Card
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:12 am 
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AMD and Nvidia are the two top video chipset sources. There are others, but not as favored.
I have an Nvidia GTX460 PCI-E x16 with 1 GB in my F@H system.. and it is doing great. I always give it at least two minutes of cool-down time before shutting off. Otherwise, the electronics might get damaged from 'heat soak'.
A top-end video card should have its own exhaust port to ensure it stays within thermal limits.
Ensure the PSU has adequate reserves and required power plugs!
http://graphics-cards-review.toptenreviews.com/
http://internetgames.about.com/od/hardw ... ocards.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:31 am 
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Karlsweldt wrote:
AMD and Nvidia are the two top video chipset sources. There are others, but not as favored.
I have an Nvidia GTX460 PCI-E x16 with 1 GB in my F@H system.. and it is doing great. I always give it at least two minutes of cool-down time before shutting off. Otherwise, the electronics might get damaged from 'heat soak'.
A top-end video card should have its own exhaust port to ensure it stays within thermal limits.
Ensure the PSU has adequate reserves and required power plugs!
http://graphics-cards-review.toptenreviews.com/
http://internetgames.about.com/od/hardw ... ocards.htm


specs to my Intel DP55KG mobo as it pertains to:
Expansion Capabilities

• One PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x8 when the PCI Express x8 connector is used) bus
add-in card connector (blue)
• One PCI Express 2.0 x8 bus add-in card connector (blue)
• Two PCI Express x1 bus add-in card connectors from the PCH
• One PCI Express x4 bus add-in card connector from the PCH
• Two PCI conventional bus connectors from the PCH

question can I use a PCI-E 16 3.0 card on this mobo?

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 Post subject: Re: PCIE Video Card
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:24 pm 
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c327 wrote:
question can I use a PCI-E 16 3.0 card on this mobo?


3.0 is backward compatible with 2.0, as is compatible with 1.0. biggest change over the versions is data speed, and power requirements.

as you aren't looking at a high-end card, either in bandwidth or power consumption, i don't believe you'd encounter any revision limitations running on a 2.0 board.

my personal preference for gpus are nvidia - and have migrated to mostly eVGA branded models.

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