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July 3, 2013 2:39:26 PM

Hello all. Im upgrading my computer and I need some suggestions on what Graphics Card to get for my rig. I havent upgraded in a few years and all the new graphics cards and the names are somewhat confusing. My computer is older and it basically runs the games I need it to with the settings turned down. My current card is a GeForce 9800 GT PciExpress. I plan on upgrading my memory to 4GB but my main concern right now is the Graphics Card. I plan on upgrading the memory, and CPU but going to get the Graphics Card first then the other items. Im looking to spend UNDER $150 for it but I want it to run any of the games thats out there now and I want the best for the price. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My system specs right now:
AMD Athlon 2 X2 240 at 2.8GHz
ASRock A780LM-S AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD RS780L (760G) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
2GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 9800GT
150 GB HDD
July 3, 2013 2:42:20 PM

Post your full system specs so we may help you better
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July 3, 2013 2:51:44 PM

SammyBusby said:
Hello all. Im upgrading my computer and I need some suggestions on what Graphics Card to get for my rig. I havent upgraded in a few years and all the new graphics cards and the names are somewhat confusing. My computer is older and it basically runs the games I need it to with the settings turned down. My current card is a GeForce 9800 GT PciExpress. I plan on upgrading my memory to 4GB but my main concern right now is the Graphics Card. Im looking to spend UNDER $150 for it but I want it to run any of the games thats out there now and I want the best for the price. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


If you can find a 1GB 7850 for 150$ that would be great. If not, a GTX650TI boost is your best option.
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