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August 13, 2013 7:12:26 AM

So here we go. It began about a year ago when I decided to play BF3, my first modern PC game (the only other one I played was NFS: Most Wanted from 2005). I left everything alone on the graphics settings and played normally. After one hour the gpu would overheat. No problem, I wasn't really into BF3 anyway.

Fast forward one year and we are here. I'm making the switch to budget PC gaming, and I'm completely content with the graphics settings I am on with my current rig.

However, on any game I try to play (even LoL), the gpu will spike to 105C and shut down. I have tried cleaning out the fan, the heatsink, and replacing the thermal paste. Nothing worked. Airflow is great, I have a sidefan blowing air right onto the GPU. I don't know what to do anymore.

Since this is my first post here are my comp specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 @2.66 Ghz

nForce 780i SLI Motherbboard

EVGA GTX 280

4GB DDR2 RAM

1250w Gold PSU (Do not know exact model, but 100% sure it is not PSU related)

What other GPU could I buy at around a $150 or lower price point that is compatible with my system? Better yet, what can I do to not make my GPU blow itself up?

Quick Edit: I would like to play at 1080p at medium/low settings at around 50-60 fps.

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August 13, 2013 7:18:47 AM

Spongy27 said:
So here we go. It began about a year ago when I decided to play BF3, my first modern PC game (the only other one I played was NFS: Most Wanted from 2005). I left everything alone on the graphics settings and played normally. After one hour the gpu would overheat. No problem, I wasn't really into BF3 anyway.

Fast forward one year and we are here. I'm making the switch to budget PC gaming, and I'm completely content with the graphics settings I am on with my current rig.

However, on any game I try to play (even LoL), the gpu will spike to 105C and shut down. I have tried cleaning out the fan, the heatsink, and replacing the thermal paste. Nothing worked. Airflow is great, I have a sidefan blowing air right onto the GPU. I don't know what to do anymore.

Since this is my first post here are my comp specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 @2.66 Ghz

nForce 780i SLI Motherbboard

EVGA GTX 280

4GB DDR2 RAM

1250w Gold PSU (Do not know exact model, but 100% sure it is not PSU related)

What other GPU could I buy at around a $150 or lower price point that is compatible with my system? Better yet, what can I do to not make my GPU blow itself up?

Quick Edit: I would like to play at 1080p at medium/low settings at around 50-60 fps.


This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can't go wrong with that!
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August 13, 2013 7:23:34 AM

AMDRadeonHD said:
Spongy27 said:
So here we go. It began about a year ago when I decided to play BF3, my first modern PC game (the only other one I played was NFS: Most Wanted from 2005). I left everything alone on the graphics settings and played normally. After one hour the gpu would overheat. No problem, I wasn't really into BF3 anyway.

Fast forward one year and we are here. I'm making the switch to budget PC gaming, and I'm completely content with the graphics settings I am on with my current rig.

However, on any game I try to play (even LoL), the gpu will spike to 105C and shut down. I have tried cleaning out the fan, the heatsink, and replacing the thermal paste. Nothing worked. Airflow is great, I have a sidefan blowing air right onto the GPU. I don't know what to do anymore.

Since this is my first post here are my comp specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 @2.66 Ghz

nForce 780i SLI Motherbboard

EVGA GTX 280

4GB DDR2 RAM

1250w Gold PSU (Do not know exact model, but 100% sure it is not PSU related)

What other GPU could I buy at around a $150 or lower price point that is compatible with my system? Better yet, what can I do to not make my GPU blow itself up?

Quick Edit: I would like to play at 1080p at medium/low settings at around 50-60 fps.


This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can't go wrong with that!


Here's where I get confused.

My mobo supports PCI-E 2.0. However, all modern cards past gtx400 have PCI-E 3.0, so if I install a gtx 650ti boost into the rig, will it be compatible with the mobo?
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August 13, 2013 7:25:39 AM

Spongy27 said:
AMDRadeonHD said:
Spongy27 said:
So here we go. It began about a year ago when I decided to play BF3, my first modern PC game (the only other one I played was NFS: Most Wanted from 2005). I left everything alone on the graphics settings and played normally. After one hour the gpu would overheat. No problem, I wasn't really into BF3 anyway.

Fast forward one year and we are here. I'm making the switch to budget PC gaming, and I'm completely content with the graphics settings I am on with my current rig.

However, on any game I try to play (even LoL), the gpu will spike to 105C and shut down. I have tried cleaning out the fan, the heatsink, and replacing the thermal paste. Nothing worked. Airflow is great, I have a sidefan blowing air right onto the GPU. I don't know what to do anymore.

Since this is my first post here are my comp specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 @2.66 Ghz

nForce 780i SLI Motherbboard

EVGA GTX 280

4GB DDR2 RAM

1250w Gold PSU (Do not know exact model, but 100% sure it is not PSU related)

What other GPU could I buy at around a $150 or lower price point that is compatible with my system? Better yet, what can I do to not make my GPU blow itself up?

Quick Edit: I would like to play at 1080p at medium/low settings at around 50-60 fps.


This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can't go wrong with that!


Here's where I get confused.

My mobo supports PCI-E 2.0. However, all modern cards past gtx400 have PCI-E 3.0, so if I install a gtx 650ti boost into the rig, will it be compatible with the mobo?


Yes, because it's backwards compatible, enjoy your new graphics card when you buy it!
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August 13, 2013 7:27:19 AM

AMDRadeonHD said:
Spongy27 said:
AMDRadeonHD said:
Spongy27 said:
So here we go. It began about a year ago when I decided to play BF3, my first modern PC game (the only other one I played was NFS: Most Wanted from 2005). I left everything alone on the graphics settings and played normally. After one hour the gpu would overheat. No problem, I wasn't really into BF3 anyway.

Fast forward one year and we are here. I'm making the switch to budget PC gaming, and I'm completely content with the graphics settings I am on with my current rig.

However, on any game I try to play (even LoL), the gpu will spike to 105C and shut down. I have tried cleaning out the fan, the heatsink, and replacing the thermal paste. Nothing worked. Airflow is great, I have a sidefan blowing air right onto the GPU. I don't know what to do anymore.

Since this is my first post here are my comp specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 @2.66 Ghz

nForce 780i SLI Motherbboard

EVGA GTX 280

4GB DDR2 RAM

1250w Gold PSU (Do not know exact model, but 100% sure it is not PSU related)

What other GPU could I buy at around a $150 or lower price point that is compatible with my system? Better yet, what can I do to not make my GPU blow itself up?

Quick Edit: I would like to play at 1080p at medium/low settings at around 50-60 fps.


This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can't go wrong with that!


Here's where I get confused.

My mobo supports PCI-E 2.0. However, all modern cards past gtx400 have PCI-E 3.0, so if I install a gtx 650ti boost into the rig, will it be compatible with the mobo?


Yes, because it's backwards compatible, enjoy your new graphics card when you buy it!


Thank you!
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August 13, 2013 7:28:11 AM

Spongy27 said:
AMDRadeonHD said:
Spongy27 said:
AMDRadeonHD said:
Spongy27 said:
So here we go. It began about a year ago when I decided to play BF3, my first modern PC game (the only other one I played was NFS: Most Wanted from 2005). I left everything alone on the graphics settings and played normally. After one hour the gpu would overheat. No problem, I wasn't really into BF3 anyway.

Fast forward one year and we are here. I'm making the switch to budget PC gaming, and I'm completely content with the graphics settings I am on with my current rig.

However, on any game I try to play (even LoL), the gpu will spike to 105C and shut down. I have tried cleaning out the fan, the heatsink, and replacing the thermal paste. Nothing worked. Airflow is great, I have a sidefan blowing air right onto the GPU. I don't know what to do anymore.

Since this is my first post here are my comp specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 @2.66 Ghz

nForce 780i SLI Motherbboard

EVGA GTX 280

4GB DDR2 RAM

1250w Gold PSU (Do not know exact model, but 100% sure it is not PSU related)

What other GPU could I buy at around a $150 or lower price point that is compatible with my system? Better yet, what can I do to not make my GPU blow itself up?

Quick Edit: I would like to play at 1080p at medium/low settings at around 50-60 fps.


This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can't go wrong with that!


Here's where I get confused.

My mobo supports PCI-E 2.0. However, all modern cards past gtx400 have PCI-E 3.0, so if I install a gtx 650ti boost into the rig, will it be compatible with the mobo?


Yes, because it's backwards compatible, enjoy your new graphics card when you buy it!


Thank you!


No problem, you will feel a huge fps boost!
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