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Looking to buy a new video card

Budget:
USD $200-300

System specs:

Motherboard:

Asus M5A97 (PCI-E 2.0)

CPU:

AMD FX-8120 8 core processor

Memory:

Corsair DDR3 PC3-10700H (667 MHz) (4 gigs x 4)

Graphics card:

Asus Radeon 5750HD (overclocked to 870 MHz from 700 MHz using CCC)

Summary of my question(s)

I'm looking to buy a new RADEON(preferrably Asus)<----- card that is considerably better but I don't want it to be so advanced that it is bottle-necked by the 2.0 PCI-E slot (I may be talking nonsense but it's the best i can do due to my limited knowledge of PC hardware)

Important side question:

I have 2 PCI-E 2.0 16x slots but one of them is labeled (x4 mode)

Will I get the full performance if I add a second card or should I just use one card until I get a motherboard with 2 standard PCI-E 16x slots?

And finally - how does choice of monitor affect the framerates I will get in a game if at all ;) thanks for reading my long post - I only buy a new video card every 4 or 5 years so I want to make this one count.

This purchase is only being made to improve my performance in my favorite game Planetside 2
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  1. What is your budget for a new card?
  2. _Shadow_ said:
    What is your budget for a new card?


    $200-$300 USD
  3. For your price range I would recommend a GTX 760 as I think that will perform great on PS2 (Anywhere from 50-70fps depending on battle sizes) and also it overclocks very well. I would recommend the ASUS GTX 760 here as it is fast and quiet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775
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    _Shadow_ said:
    For your price range I would recommend a GTX 760 as I think that will perform great on PS2 (Anywhere from 50-70fps depending on battle sizes) and also it overclocks very well. I would recommend the ASUS GTX 760 here as it is fast and quiet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775


    +1 on the 760 recommendation, but how about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745

    Higher clock speed, higher reviews, same price, just as good if not better quality
  5. _Shadow_ said:
    For your price range I would recommend a GTX 760 as I think that will perform great on PS2 (Anywhere from 50-70fps depending on battle sizes) and also it overclocks very well. I would recommend the ASUS GTX 760 here as it is fast and quiet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775


    also is my 850 watt PSU going to be enough for this new card?
  6. NGGDavid said:
    _Shadow_ said:
    For your price range I would recommend a GTX 760 as I think that will perform great on PS2 (Anywhere from 50-70fps depending on battle sizes) and also it overclocks very well. I would recommend the ASUS GTX 760 here as it is fast and quiet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775


    also is my 850 watt PSU going to be enough for this new card?



    Yes
  7. Yes, the minimum is about 550W. And if you do get the MSI 760 Gaming OC card, here is a guide to help you safely OC your card and achieve its maximum potential: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2gd5oc_gtx_760_overclocking_review/4

    Good luck, and if you have any questions, just ask
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