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computer build help (graphics card)


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Feb 24, 2010
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Hello all, I am new here writing to this forum and am in the process of updating my computer. I have a couple questions i was hoping you could answer or give advice on.

I am updating my OS, Motherboard, processor and adding memory. I am putting in the Intel I7 DP55KG Extreme Series Motherboard with the Intel Core i7 Processor 2.80 GHz Quad core. Installing windows 7 and will be using 6 gig Ram. I currently am running a 700watt PSU.

My question is i am currently using the nvidea 9800 GT (512) video card in my current system and am wondering if this will work with this new setup. Is there another video card out around 100.00 that would work better?

Thx ahead of time
Aug 17, 2008
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Minnesota, USA
System Name TIGRAlpha4
Processor i5 750 @ 3.6GHz
Motherboard ASRock P55 Deluxe
Cooling S1283 + FFB1212VHE
Memory 16GB DDR3 1800, 7-8-7-24
Video Card(s) 560 Ti
Storage 128GB Kingston SSD + 16TB RAID 6
Display(s) Dell P1130 + Samsung 275T
Case Antec Twelve Hundred
Power Supply Silverstone OP1000-E
Hi vinny, welcome to TPU! Your 9800GT will work fine with your setup. :)


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Sep 6, 2009
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System Name The StarCrunch Defender! | X58 Cruncher!
Processor I7 6700K @ STOCK | Intel I7-920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 | Alienware MS-7543 X58
Cooling Corsair A70 Push/Pull | Corsair H50
Memory Crucial Ballistix DDR4 2400 MHz | Pereema 3x2GB DDR3
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Gaming G1 GTX 1070 | Gigabyte 7970 3GB
Storage 2x Samsung Pro 256GB M.2 SSD's in Raid 0 | 4TB Western Digital SATA drive
Display(s) ViewSonic VG2227wm 1080P | OLD viewsonics
Case NZXT Tempest 410 Elite | NZXT Source 210
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Software Windows 10 Pro on both
Welcome to TPU! yea your 9800GT will be fine. for 100$ you really can get a new card that would be better unless you buy a used one from here in the forums and that really wouldnt be too big of a diffrence. If you a gamer and want a good card either wait til the new Nvidias come out or get a 5870 when you can afford it.
Apr 2, 2009
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Yeah, your GPU will work fine, but ... the rest of your system is like a hulk and your grahpic card is like ..., well, so small compared to the rest of your PC components.

If I were you, I'd somehow get a little more money and get either Geforce 260 or HD5770. Both are under 200 bucks (but well past 100 dollars mark).
Oct 8, 2009
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Republic of Texas
Processor i7 6800k 4.2ghz @1.28v
Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix X99 Gaming
Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 with CableMod
Memory 32gb Corsair Vengeance LPX @3200MHz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC
Storage Samsung 960 EVO Series - 500GB NVMe | Crucial MX300 750GB
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 Curved IPS 3440x1440 G-Sync | Acer XB270H Abprz 27" G-Sync | Oculus Rift
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv TG
Audio Device(s) Objective2 Amp/DAC | AKG K612PRO and Beyerdynamic DT880 (600-ohm) | Blue Yeti Mic
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W with CableMod
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Elite
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB "Cherry MX Brown"
Software Win 10
+1 on everyone, or get another 9800gt sli it ;) not best option but another option, personally i would go for 5770