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What best GPU upgrade can I make with my machine?

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March 1, 2014 2:56:49 PM

Here's my current specs:

CPU
Intel Core i3 2120 @ 3.30GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Intel Corporation DH61HO (CPU 1)
Graphics
1950W (1366x768@60Hz)
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (Undefined)

I don't know what PSU I'm using though. Any tips? I don't have much in the way of money so I'm thinking the max I'll go for would be maybe $120 as graphics card are pretty much overpriced in my country. Also, I was informed that the GPU should be compatible with the motherboard.

Here's what I hope a new GPU would do for me:
- Run emulators pretty fast(Dolphin and PCSX2). I just found out that Shadow of the Colossus is the benchmark for PS2 games, so something that'll make that game play well would be great.
- Run GTA V pretty well(I know it's not out).
- Can play those darn Ubisoft games, maybe Black Flags, pretty well.
- Something that'll be future proof for at least 2 years, I think?

If those sound like insane expectations please feel free to keep me in check. Thanks!


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March 1, 2014 4:29:47 PM

ok so that's a socket 1155 right?
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March 1, 2014 4:33:10 PM

Yep, Speccy says so under CPU.

Package Socket 1155 LGA
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March 1, 2014 4:39:30 PM

Intel DH61AG LGA1155 Thin Mini ITX 2 16GB
Intel DH61BEB3 LGA1155 Micro ATX 2 8GB
Intel DH61CRB3 LGA1155 Micro ATX 2 8GB
Intel DH61SA LGA1155 Micro ATX 2 8GB
Intel DH61WWB3 LGA1155 Micro ATX 2 8GB
Intel DH61ZE LGA1155
these are the closet numbers I could find on pcpartpicker to your motherboard
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March 1, 2014 4:40:41 PM

you should try pcpartpicker it shows you wattages needed on which gpu u buy,and u can look inside your case and read what wattage u have now.
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March 2, 2014 1:44:31 PM

Thanks, Ill do just that. :) 
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