TT Show Episode 36 - Microsoft Copilot+ PCs, Windows Recall, NVIDIA handheld, and RDNA 5

Ask the Experts - Page 30

I currently have an AMD Radeon HD 5870 and want to upgrade, help!

Question by Jim from Cambodia | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 19, 2013 10:52 PM CST

I've recently upgraded the majority of the components in my rig, i7-3930k, SSD's, etc., but have held off upgrading the GPU. Currently I have an ASUS HD5870, and while it runs most games pretty decently, would like to explore high end single GPU options for gaming. I've looked at the Radeon HD7970 GHz, GTX 680, GTX 670 and Radeon HD7970. Help please!

I have $545 to spend on my PC, what should I buy?

Question by Saura from Austria | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Jan 17, 2013 11:43 PM CST

I am planning to overhaul my PC into a decent gaming rig that could run latest games at high display settings without a hitch. My budget is INR 30000 or $545. What motherboard, processor, Graphics Card, RAM and PSU do you suggest to meet my criteria within the budget?

Does using the 8x slot for SLI effect performance at all?

Question by Ovidiu from Romania | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Jan 16, 2013 4:18 AM CST


I have a system with the following setup : AMD 955BE CPU, 4GB RAM, 850W PSU and an ASRock M3A785GXH/128M motherboard that has 3 PCIe slots.

One is 16x, the other is 8x and the last is 4x.

If I were to do a 2-way SLI setup with a GTX 660 (using the x16 and x8 slots), would the 8x slot impact performance?

For the moment I'm using a 1680x1050 monitor and in the future I am not planning on going any higher than 1920x1080.

Which GPU should I get on a $300 budget?

Question by Jordi from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 14, 2013 11:59 PM CST

I want to buy a new graphics card. I currently have a NVIDIA-powered Gigabyte card and I wanna know that when I get a new card(s), it's the best bang for my buck card(s) I can get. The most I plan to spend is $300. Also, at the moment, which graphics vendor has the most powerful or most recommended card out there, AMD or NVIDIA? Thank you for any help.

Which GPU should I get for mostly FPS and RTS gaming?

Question by Reuben from Singapore | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 10, 2013 1:14 AM CST

Hi, I am just starting to learn how to build a PC but is stumped about choosing graphics cards! Living in Singapore, I only have a limited selection within my price range and would love to have expert's advice on which to get! I mainly play FPS/RTS, and action games like Assassin's Creed.

Thank you so much!

  • Palit GTX660Ti Jet
  • Palit GTX670
  • MSI N660Ti 2GBD5/OC PCI Express
  • Asus AS GTX660 Ti DCII/2G
  • Powercolor HD7870 2GB GDDR5 EYEFINITY 6 EDITION
  • MSI R7950 Twin Frozr (3GBDDR5)

Can you critique my upgrade and give me some suggestions?

Question by Israel from Philippines | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Jan 8, 2013 10:57 PM CST

hello good day... i am the guy who asked about the processor thermal trip warning last year. recently my computer shuts itself after bootup. the worst part is now is, it wont switch on after i heard a loud bang. so i have decided to replace the core 2 quad Q6600 with a more better processor. can you critique my replacements in order to be sure before going to the computer store and buy them in a few days.

here are the list of parts that i will buy:

  • Intel core i-5 3450
  • Asus P8Z77-V PREMIUM
  • 8GB X 4 pcs 1333Mhz G-Skill Ripjaw RAM
  • CM Hyper 212 evo
  • arctic cooling MX-4 thermal paste

I am open for suggestions just in case...

Thank You Guys

I have a Z77-based motherboard and want to install 32GB of 2400MHz RAM, should I buy 2 x 16GB kits?

Question by Sinclair from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Jan 7, 2013 9:10 PM CST

I have a Z77 motherboard and ivy bridge i7 processor and would like to make use of it's full potential by fitting 32gb RAM. As the Z77 only uses Dual Channel RAM I am finding it very hard to find a set of 4 x 8GB 2400mhz dual channel RAM modules. Would it work it I bought 2 sets of 2 x 8gb 2400mhz Dual Channle kits and fitted them both?

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