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So if I build a new PC with a Z87 mobo and Intel CPU

#1Mr BumpPosted 2/17/2014 12:29:38 PM
Am I actually better going with a nVidia GPU, or is there not really any issue with matching GPU to the rest of the system?
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#2tiger8191Posted 2/17/2014 12:44:20 PM
Just curious why you would even think that?

Get whatever gpu offers the best performance for your budget.
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#3reincarnator07Posted 2/17/2014 12:45:14 PM
At the moment, there is no difference. Get whichever GPU fits your needs.
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#4SnadadosPosted 2/17/2014 12:45:51 PM
There is no inherent benefit to pairing intel with Nvidia over AMD or vise versa.
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#5neoamericanPosted 2/17/2014 1:00:54 PM
Which is great since uninstalling and reinstalling drivers sucks.
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#6Mr Bump(Topic Creator)Posted 2/17/2014 1:05:15 PM
Okay thanks. I just wondered with AMD now owning what was ATI whether they had positioned their cards to work better with AMD CPUs and visa versa.

One other Q, if you guys don't mind; I have an old case and PSU that I'm hoping to reuse. I'm pretty sure the case will be fine (it currently has a IN9-32X MAX mobo in it, which is huge), but will a PSU for a LGA775 mobo work with current mobos/GPUs, or have the connectors changed (it's a 1000W PSU). I am thinking about a Gigabyte G1Sniper btw.
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#7SnadadosPosted 2/17/2014 1:51:27 PM(edited)
The PSU should work so long as it is a decent quality unit and seems to be in good working order.
1,000 watts is enough to power pretty much what ever you throw at it out side of some 3 or 4 video card setup.

Ideally it should have a 24 pin (20+4) motherboard plug, and 8 pin (4+4) CPU plug a couple 8pin PCIE plugs (6+2) and some SATA and Molex cables.
If it only has 1 6pin PCIE and 1 8 (6+2) that should still work for the majority of video cards available.
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#8VIP86Posted 2/17/2014 2:25:59 PM
Bitcoin is still the rage, so go with the green team for price:performance right now.
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#9Mr Bump(Topic Creator)Posted 2/17/2014 2:31:29 PM
Snadados posted...
The PSU should work so long as it is a decent quality unit and seems to be in good working order.
1,000 watts is enough to power pretty much what ever you throw at it out side of some 3 or 4 video card setup.

Ideally it should have a 24 pin (20+4) motherboard plug, and 8 pin (4+4) CPU plug a couple 8pin PCIE plugs (6+2) and some SATA and Molex cables.
If it only has 1 6pin PCIE and 1 8 (6+2) that should still work for the majority of video cards available.


Thanks man. Yeah, it's still running fine and was a pretty decent PSU. I don't have it here right now, but I'll check over the connectors tonight. It is currently running that Abit mobo with 2 old 8800GTXs in SLI! ;)
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#10ClouddxPosted 2/17/2014 2:34:40 PM
Nvidia at the moment has better prices. You can find benchmarks of AMD vs Nvidia and you can check the prices on card that perform the same, and Nvidia will be lower for any high end card.
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