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Video Card For New Computer
Could anyone suggest an appropriate Video Card for this computer that I just bought...
I`m thinking perhaps the $300 range...???
Do you think this Nvidia Card is up to the Job...??? Nvidia GeForce GT640 *Included With Computer*
I mainly want the best I can afford ($300) for running Microsoft Flight Sim X...!!!
It does have a Nvidia GeForce GT 640 Card in it, but after reading a bit more online about Video Cards *After Ordering The Computer*... I`m not sure this video card is up to the other specs of this computer...???
Any thoughts on a type or brand of CPU Cooler I should order...Perhaps around $60
Thankyou for any info or suggestions you can give me...
It is as follows:
Asus CM6870-CA004S Desktop PC
3rd. Generation i7-3770 3.4Ghz
16GB DDR3 Ram
2TB Hard Drive
3GB Nvidia GeForce GT640 Video Card
Windows 8-64 bit
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01-19-2013 09:38 PM
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RE: Video Card For New Computer
For that game it should be good enough but best card is the GTX660Ti ATM.
But if you want to run a lot of monitors there are better options.

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01-19-2013 10:22 PM
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RE: Video Card For New Computer
ya, good question, what resolution you use, or more than one monitor.

maybe you want to try another 640 and go SLI?

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01-20-2013 01:54 AM
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(01-20-2013 01:54 AM)Lebungz Wrote:  ya, good question, what resolution you use, or more than one monitor.

maybe you want to try another 640 and go SLI?

I am using only one monitor right now, but might want to add a monitor for ATC etc. in FSX in the near future...
I`m an older gentleman and not really heavily computer literate, so I have to admit I don`t know what SLI is, although I`ve heard the term or acronym in several forums...
I`m afraid I don`t know what resolution I have right now...Where do I find this info...???
Until my new Asus CM6870 Computer is delivered I`m still using my older inexpensive HP Presario PC AMD Athlon II X 2 215...Memory 4GB Dual Channel Ram...Nvidia GeForce 8600GT Video Card...750GB Hard Drive...
So I wasn`t looking to spend money on that old computer, but now with this new computer on it`s way, I thought I could spend a few more bucks and get some nice add-ons etc....*With your expert suggestions*
Thanks for your reply and help...
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01-20-2013 08:52 PM
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RE: Video Card For New Computer
SLI is a technology that allows 1 video card to give a part of it's tack to 1 or more video cards.
That means that with two cards, one will do the bottom and the other will do the top and the master card will assemble the image.

So since a lot of people are using a lot of monitors, like 15 to 20 in some cases, having multiple video card is a necessary because 1 video card can only output to a certain number of displays.

You should probably invest in a 650, but if you want more than 3 screen than invest in a video card with more memory. (more than 2GB)

Using SLI means that all the cards are the same so say you have one with 2GB and the other with 1GB, you don't add the memory, it's the same data on both card limited to 1GB.
So a GTX690 that has 2 GPU on it (2 in 1 video card) has 4GB but it's 2 by GPU so it only has 2GB in reality.

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01-20-2013 09:07 PM
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RE: Video Card For New Computer
Eddy makes it all a little confusion.

SLI = dual graphics cards. a power solution to make games run "better"
I say "better" because for most new gamers this becomes a relative term.
In your case Sir, I might suggest you try out your new rig with the game you like,
and see how it works. maybe you'll be happy.

That said, the 640gtx that is coming to your home soon is the bottom end of NVIDIA cards.
and the top end 690gtx that Eddy mentions cost 1100bucks.
the favorite bang for buck in my opinion is the GTX660ti about $300 each

tell us what monitor you have, or what you would like to buy.

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01-20-2013 11:50 PM
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RE: Video Card For New Computer
(01-19-2013 09:38 PM)oldave1 Wrote:  Could anyone suggest an appropriate Video Card for this computer that I just bought...
I`m thinking perhaps the $300 range...???
Do you think this Nvidia Card is up to the Job...??? Nvidia GeForce GT640 *Included With Computer*
I mainly want the best I can afford ($300) for running Microsoft Flight Sim X...!!!
It does have a Nvidia GeForce GT 640 Card in it, but after reading a bit more online about Video Cards *After Ordering The Computer*


Flight Sim X is really CPU based, but get a GTX 660 Ti as it will probably last you a long time. Make sure you have 2x PCI-E 6 pins available on your PSU.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i..._id=051746

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i..._id=051603


(01-19-2013 09:38 PM)oldave1 Wrote:  Any thoughts on a type or brand of CPU Cooler I should order...Perhaps around $60


CM Hyper series is the answer unless you are planning on really over clocking it.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i..._id=044952

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01-21-2013 12:17 AM
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Thanks Defiant.... I'm always forgetting to mention about power supply. nothing sucks more that getting a new high end GPU at home and realizing that your power connections are inadequate.

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01-21-2013 01:51 AM
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RE: Video Card For New Computer
My Monitor is a 23" Acer LCD right now, and I hadn`t thought about getting anything bigger...
In the futureI may pick up a used LCD Monitor to use for ATC etc...
Although I`ll have to do a bunch of reading on how to hook up 2 monitors and how to get FSX`s Air Trafic Control to be on just one monitor...*This stuff is quite a bit beyond me right now, I`m just getting old and slow*
I figured the GT640 Card was at the lesser end of the scale as far as Video Cards are, and will try it out for awhile and perhaps it`s all I`ll need...
Thanks for your help and info...
oldave...



SLI = dual graphics cards. a power solution to make games run "better"
I say "better" because for most new gamers this becomes a relative term.
In your case Sir, I might suggest you try out your new rig with the game you like,
and see how it works. maybe you'll be happy.

That said, the 640gtx that is coming to your home soon is the bottom end of NVIDIA cards.
and the top end 690gtx that Eddy mentions cost 1100bucks.
the favorite bang for buck in my opinion is the GTX660ti about $300 each

tell us what monitor you have, or what you would like to buy.
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RE: Video Card For New Computer
well if you game... you're not that old Tongue

and if you even get another of those 23" monitors... I'm sure you'll find the 640 does the trick

enjoy, stop by anytime you have a question or just wanna poke some fun at the younguns.

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