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    Video Card for my brother

    So my brother wants to build a computer, after watching me do so, and it being a powerhouse( thanks @Aborted )
    Sadly, he has no job, seeing as he is 13) and he needs to make one, he saved up $500 and has everything bought, and now all he has left is $78, i am paying $50 to make it $128 for a decent graphics card, all he needs is to run crossfire with 190-200 fps is what he says, i already took the money and want to surprise him with a late Christmas present, any suggestions? Here's his build

    is this a good one?
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-4096MB-Graphics-04G-P4-2647-KR/dp/B008Y8PNRA/ref=pd_cp_e_2
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    Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/DL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11210-00-20G: Electronics
    One buck over the budget.
    BTW, remove the link to PCPP, you might get infracted for Link Censor bypassing, take a screenshot instead.
    Also, why 1 stick of RAM ? He should have bought 2 sticks x 4 GB->dual channel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovroman View Post
    Also, why 1 stick of RAM ? He should have bought 2 sticks x 4 GB->dual channel
    Eh, the performance boost gained from running in dual channel is minimal at best. The speed and latency modern RAM units run at almost nullifies any gain. In some cases it's actually better to go for a single stick, depending on how many DIMM slots your mobo has, and if you're planning to upgrade. It's a lot easier to go from 8 to 16 if you have a single 8 stick.
    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
    In which Hope like a bat
    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
    Imitates the bars of a vast prison
    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
    Comes to spin their webs in the depths of our brains,
    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post

    Eh, the performance boost gained from running in dual channel is minimal at best. The speed and latency modern RAM units run at almost nullifies any gain. In some cases it's actually better to go for a single stick, depending on how many DIMM slots your mobo has, and if you're planning to upgrade. It's a lot easier to go from 8 to 16 if you have a single 8 stick.
    so which would you reccomend?
    Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GT 640 4096MB GDDR3 Single Slot, Dual DVI and mHDMI Graphics Card 04G-P4-2647-KR: Computers & Accessories
    or
    something else for 120ish dollars(needs to work with m5a97 and he wants 2gb)
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoracko View Post

    so which would you reccomend?
    Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GT 640 4096MB GDDR3 Single Slot, Dual DVI and mHDMI Graphics Card 04G-P4-2647-KR: Computers & Accessories
    or
    something else for 120ish dollars(needs to work with m5a97 and he wants 2gb)
    Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R779OC-2GD Radeon HD 7790 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

    About 3X more powerful than the 640.
    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
    In which Hope like a bat
    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
    Imitates the bars of a vast prison
    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
    Comes to spin their webs in the depths of our brains,
    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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