September 20th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Device(s): Nexus 5
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Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
I'm thinking of updating my video card. The one I've got is 5 years old and was fine until I started using my computer for more and more gaming. Now it's just not adequate IMO. Things constantly look artifacty from time to time. It's a Geforce 8600 GTS if that makes any difference. Has only 256 mb of RAM on it. The thing is I have no clue when it comes to video cards and have no idea what I'm looking for. I can install them in my sleep, but picking one always puzzles me as the models change so frequently and I never have any clue what specs are meaningful and which one's aren't. If it matters I've got 3 PCI-E slots on my mobo and one PCI-E X16. I've got a budget of around $200 for this. Any suggestions?
This is my current mobo if it helps - Intel DP43TF Motherboard - Intel P43, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, Serial ATA at TigerDirect.com
Assuming that the port is a PCI-E 2.0 then:
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1466-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) DS SSC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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