knigit wrote:Welcome to the Tech Report!HI all.
knigit wrote:Motherboard _________________________ Asus Z97m Plus or Asrock Z97m pro4
In another thread, I wrote:
knigit wrote:GeForce GTX750Ti 2GB (Maxwell GM107 GPU) is an acceptable entry-level graphics card for 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 resolution with good energy efficiency. However, a Radeon R9-270X / R9-270 / HD7870 (GCN 1.0 Curaçao/Pitcairn GPU) provides significantly more gaming and OpenCL compute performance for not much more money. Radeon R9-280 / HD7950 Boost (GCN1.0 Tahiti GPU with 12½% of its shaders disabled) is even more powerful and represents a very good value (probably because this card is due to be replaced by the GCN 1.1 Tonga GPU in the Radeon R9-285 next week).I was losing the will to live trying to read through and select Video cards as there's just so much to choose from so have just tried to go for a good brand and a mid-level entry. Seems that it's better for me to buy another mid-level graphics card 2 years down the line than to go high end now. Would this set up be able to handle a 24inch hi-res monitor though?
JustAnEngineer wrote:PCIe X1 cards work just fine in PCIe X4 or PCIe X16 slots.