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Thread: GA-EP45-UD3P - Perfect Graphics Card partnership?




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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P - Perfect Graphics Card partnership?

    I feel the same about ASUS (Motherboards anyway), but they do seem to make some decent GPU's!
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P - Perfect Graphics Card partnership?

    I suppose it depends what you use it for too ,what games/multimedia etc.
    An upgrade to a "cheap" Nvidia 9500GT or 9600GT would show a huge increase in say WoW and a 22" monitor is a good match.

    Getting a 260-280 /rad hi end ,would show more performance increase but less for your $ spent.

    Depends on what monitor you have right now etc,but me if I had $350 equivalent and was thinking of gx,Id be thinking of monitor upgrade(selling the old one) too.

    I have the front lower air intake on my case "ducted" so that most of it goes directly up and out over the nb/memory as the gx card blocks most of the rising air and also some heat comes off the back of it.
    The side and undercase air intakes are more for the gx card area.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
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