I currently have a discrete GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB card and i want to upgrade, my budget limit is $200, i tried looking on newegg but i don't understand the terms well enough to know what I am looking at. I don't need to overclock things and that whole aspect confuses me. I don't trust the offbrands like "zotac."
My processor is an i3 2120 and i have 6gb of ram, if that makes any difference.
I'd like to be able to play games like planetside 2 with no problem, while my graphics card can play them fairly well, I would like to run it without any lag, at full settings, and to be able to run the games that come out this year, with reasonable quality. Moreover, I want to be able run fraps and record these games as i play without any lag, which is a major stumbling block I've run into in the past even when I had the i7-2600 processor with 9gb of ram in a PC i had a little bit ago.
Still not certain this will give you what you need to be honest. I have a pretty beastly machine and even I'm not running at full settings for PS2. By all accounts the CPU makes a pretty big difference in PS2 but as the game is not that optimised as yet, not sure if anyone is really running it at full settings and getting super high FPS.
- getting a faster internet connection if possible.
- Upgrading your CPU
- getting 8GB of RAM
- running Windows 7 or 8 (64 bit edition) and your games on an SSD
- making sure you have the latest Graphics drivers from www.nvidia.com
- defrag your HDD.