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April 24, 2013 1:11:14 PM

just bought a computer and wanted to know whats the best graphic card i can get?

im looking to upgrade a few things so any advice on what to upgrade wou;d be much appreciated.

Antec Gaming pc toweR


Antec Gaming case with blue neon fans
Intel core 2 duo 2.40 ghz x2
320 gb sata hard drive
4.0 gb ddr2 ram
Geforce 8600 video card with twin dvi
Asus P5nD2 SE motherboard
dvd-rw rewriter
wifi
Twin dvi ports
6 usb ports
lan port
Windows 7 installed and ready to use
April 24, 2013 1:17:56 PM

Its not really about your mobo. Its more about what your cpu can handle.
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April 24, 2013 1:24:18 PM

cavaalli serani said:
just bought a computer and wanted to know whats the best graphic card i can get?

im looking to upgrade a few things so any advice on what to upgrade wou;d be much appreciated.

Antec Gaming pc toweR


Antec Gaming case with blue neon fans
Intel core 2 duo 2.40 ghz x2
320 gb sata hard drive
4.0 gb ddr2 ram
Geforce 8600 video card with twin dvi
Asus P5nD2 SE motherboard
dvd-rw rewriter
wifi
Twin dvi ports
6 usb ports
lan port
Windows 7 installed and ready to use


Your motherboard has PCI express x16 v1.0 so it can use almost any new graphic card until the last generations which I don't know if are compatible with v1.0.
Nevertheless, and regarding to the other components, you shouldn't put a very powerful card in there or you will be bottlenecked by your CPU which is quite old and underpowered if your main aim is gaming (its a 7 year old cpu !!!)
Also, you are not saying which PSU comes with the pc. This is very important to see what power output you have and what type of video card you can use. Many graphic cards require at least a real 500w PSU.
But regarding that CPU, even swapping PSU if necessary, i wouldn't go above an ATI HD6850 or GTX460, more than that would be an overkill.
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April 26, 2013 11:56:03 PM

pokerapar88 said:
cavaalli serani said:
just bought a computer and wanted to know whats the best graphic card i can get?

im looking to upgrade a few things so any advice on what to upgrade wou;d be much appreciated.

Antec Gaming pc toweR


Antec Gaming case with blue neon fans
Intel core 2 duo 2.40 ghz x2
320 gb sata hard drive
4.0 gb ddr2 ram
Geforce 8600 video card with twin dvi
Asus P5nD2 SE motherboard
dvd-rw rewriter
wifi
Twin dvi ports
6 usb ports
lan port
Windows 7 installed and ready to use


Your motherboard has PCI express x16 v1.0 so it can use almost any new graphic card until the last generations which I don't know if are compatible with v1.0.
Nevertheless, and regarding to the other components, you shouldn't put a very powerful card in there or you will be bottlenecked by your CPU which is quite old and underpowered if your main aim is gaming (its a 7 year old cpu !!!)
Also, you are not saying which PSU comes with the pc. This is very important to see what power output you have and what type of video card you can use. Many graphic cards require at least a real 500w PSU.
But regarding that CPU, even swapping PSU if necessary, i wouldn't go above an ATI HD6850 or GTX460, more than that would be an overkill.



Wow thank you very much for the info and your reply,its much appreciated.
sorry totally forgot to mention the psu. mines 500w.
i didn't actually know my mobo was that old :0.
if i wanted to buy a new mobo which ones would u recommend? (price £50-£120)



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April 27, 2013 1:23:06 AM

get gtx 650ti with eyes closed.it is best in the range.get nvdia gpu over amd due to better backward compaibility with pci 1.0
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