R9 290X 4 GB vs GTX 970 4 GB ? and compatibility with motherboard Hewlett-Packard 1494?

TheGodFather2050

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i want to buy new graphic card like R9 290X 4 GB or GTX 970 4 GB. Is difference in cost really worth?
and i want to know if two graphic card are compatibility with motherboard Hewlett-Packard 1494?
my pc:
CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
motherboard :Hewlett-Packard 1494

Graphics

IBM L190 (1280x1024@60Hz)
 

Karadjgne

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Maybe neither will work. You have a legacy bios, which does not like uefi cards like the 290x/970. Some work, some don't, very hit or miss.

Best bet on a board that old is something like a gtx780, little older than the 970, roughly same age as the 290x, but comparable in power and ability.

Not a fan of the X cards, they tended to have heat issues, fan issues, driver issues that the non-X versions didn't.
 

TheGodFather2050

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what should I do ? i really like this performance of this card R9 290X and could i replace motherboard with new one ? or i need also to change case ? and which models or types of motherboard,case and power supply?

 

TheGodFather2050

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Karadjgne

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The only reason to even consider changing cases is if the gpus physically do not fit. There's different versions of the 290x, 970, 980 etc and they have different lengths. All you'll need is either from the back of the case to front (interior space) or to hdd bays, fans or any other limitation on gpu length. Sapphire built a monster 3x fan R9 290x and Evga built a tiny single fan 970. So you have options.

It's an HP. That's proprietary connections in that case, so changing out the motherboard is a huge deal and not recommended. Going that far, you'd be better off just buying a new mobo, case, ram as that old i5 2400 is underpowered for a card like a 290x. Bur buying a whole new pc based around a gpu decision isn't the best idea ever, and not really needed if otherwise you are OK with what you have.

Psu is an absolute must with that card. Generally a good 650w (good, not junk) psu is recommended although ppl make do with less. A lot depends on the actual model, the monster Sapphire Tri-X is a huge power hog, dual 8 pin pcie, while reference designs make do with 1x 8pin & 1x 6 pin.

Personally, with your cpu, case, monitor, budget etc you'd be better off with a gtx 970/980. A good 550w psu is plenty for any model, most models are smaller, less power hungry and run far cooler while still topping out 1080p @60Hz without issue.

My OC 970 and i7-3770K (4.6GHz OC) runs quite happily on a Evga G2 550w and has for the last 6 years or so. There isn't a game I own that gets less than 60fps.
 

TheGodFather2050

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i think case dell 7010 with its motherboard will be a good option for R9 290X 4 GB to work
 

Karadjgne

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Dell = proprietary connections for the front, like the power, hdd, on switch.
HP = proprietary connections for the front, like the power, hdd, on switch.

Many times proprietary connections mean either adding an adapter, making adapter, or re-pinning the front devices to fit a different layout. Advance wiring.
 

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