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Intel Core 2 Quad q9450 - nforce 780i mobo... NEED GPU UPGRADE HELP!

So i picked up my first gaming pc fairly cheap (100$) but its a bit on the old side. Im a bit new to all this but I really want to upgrade it so i can play most games that were previously on ps3 or xbox 360 on high settings. Im not trying to go crazy on upgrades because i have a ps4 and would play most newer games on it instead. What graphics card would you suggest for my rig or other recommendations??Here are my parts...

Mobo- EVGA nforce 780i sli
CPU- intel core 2 quad 2.66ghz
GPU- Dual Nvidia Geforce 9800 gt sli (512mb each)
RAM- 4gb (Updating to 8gb soon)
Power Supply- Antec HCG- 750
HDD- 1tb
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    A used 650 Ti boost would be a good bet also.
  2. Yeah im actually planning on picking up a used 560 ti for 75$... or should i just spend a bit more for the 660 or 650??? And would 560 ti sli be overkill on my pc??? i found a good price for a pair???
  3. FALLEN7601 said:
    Yeah im actually planning on picking up a used 560 ti for 75$... or should i just spend a bit more for the 660 or 650??? And would 560 ti sli be overkill on my pc??? i found a good price for a pair???


    560ti are nice for the price, but I would try and get a 650 ti boost for the extra vram. Don't get a regular 650 ti.
  4. Do you think it can support a GTX 700 series? Like a GTX 750? Or what about the GTX 660 signature edition with 3gb ram??
  5. FALLEN7601 said:
    Do you think it can support a GTX 700 series? Like a GTX 750? Or what about the GTX 660 signature edition with 3gb ram??


    Yeah either of them would be fine.
  6. RobCrezz said:
    FALLEN7601 said:
    Do you think it can support a GTX 700 series? Like a GTX 750? Or what about the GTX 660 signature edition with 3gb ram??


    Yeah either of them would be fine.
  7. GREAT! Gtx 750 here I come :) I sold my old cards and made a great profit of an old Mac mini I bought so I have 175$ to try to find me a good card!
  8. FALLEN7601 said:
    GREAT! Gtx 750 here I come :) I sold my old cards and made a great profit of an old Mac mini I bought so I have 175$ to try to find me a good card!


    Go for 2gb 750 Ti if possible or 650 Ti boost.
  9. RobCrezz said:
    FALLEN7601 said:
    GREAT! Gtx 750 here I come :) I sold my old cards and made a great profit of an old Mac mini I bought so I have 175$ to try to find me a good card!


    Go for 2gb 750 Ti if possible or 650 Ti boost.
  10. What about the HIS iceq X2 r9 270x?? IIts more affordable and still pretty strong!
  11. FALLEN7601 said:
    What about the HIS iceq X2 r9 270x?? IIts more affordable and still pretty strong!


    Yeah thats a nice card, better than the cards i listed. If you can get it for a good price then go for it!
  12. Bought it for 99$ on eBay hopefully it works great!
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