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July 7, 2013 5:45:09 AM


Hi All,

I was thinking of upgrading my graphics card as with recent games my pc spec is struggling. Could anyone please advise what card would be compatible with my spec and not get bottlenecked and any other upgrade (memory?).

Could I also save one of my Geforce 9600 GSO and use it as a PhysX Card?

PC used for Games and watching movies.
Budget is £250-£300 ($370-$440).


thanks,

AMD Phenom x4 9850 Black Edition 2.5mhz
Mobo Asus M3N72-D
Memory Corsair DDR2 4gb 400mhz
GPU Nvida Geforce 9600 GSO (768mb) x2 SLI
OS Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
Power fsp600-80gln 600 watts

Monitor Res 1080 x 1920
Projector Res 1080 x 1920

Games I play - Far cry 3, Dishonoured, SimCity, Assassins creed 3, Borderlands 2, Saints row 3.
July 7, 2013 6:03:03 AM

Im not sure about bottlenecking, but the 760GTX is well in your budget, and would be good at playing games at that resolution,
i have the 670GTX which the 760GTX is based off and i dont have any problems with 1080p on any games,

very nice cards just have to pick which one you would want, best to read up on reviews of which model but evga is usually a good way to go,

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July 7, 2013 11:43:10 AM

thanks for the reply stedaley, do you know if the 760GTX is compatible with my mobo? I've read the 660 might be.
could I use one of my old Geforce 9600 GSO as a PhysX Card? can I mix and match cards like that?

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July 7, 2013 12:25:32 PM

jazznaura said:
thanks for the reply stedaley, do you know if the 760GTX is compatible with my mobo? I've read the 660 might be.
could I use one of my old Geforce 9600 GSO as a PhysX Card? can I mix and match cards like that?

thanks.


Compatibility wise you shouldnt have a problem, graphics cards that use pcie 3 cards still work on pcie 2 slots,

I really wouldnt use the 9600gso at all, its way behind the times and the 660 or 760 would be good cards for you to choose, and not many programs make use of PhysX, the 660 and 760 are more than capable of doing everything you'd require by them selves, :) 

however if you are set on doing so, remember your psu must be able to run two cards
and here is the walkthrough on how to
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-to-Install-a...

hope this helps :) 
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July 8, 2013 7:04:55 AM

that's great, thanks again.
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