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a b V Motherboard
December 30, 2010 4:30:23 PM

hi,
firstly my apologies if the post is in a wrong location. I picked up a budget pc with an asus m2n68 am plus mother board with 2 gigs of ram. Now i have been using the onboard graphics card an i would like to upgrade to the best card within the motherboards capability. I have heard 2.0 express can be run on this mother board but it will not be too efficient as the otherboard is only a pci e16 slot. Therfore kindly suggest the best card i can use for my situation an no, I am not looking for pci 2.0 cards or newer models which use cooler master an so on... M trying to finish it off within a small budget. More of my comp details are given below



DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1920MB RAM
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: L226WTQ

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a b V Motherboard
December 30, 2010 11:25:04 PM

At your resolution, the PCIe x16 factor won't be an issue.


To get the most bang you can get at your resolution I recommend an HD 5850.

PowerColor HD 5850 - $169.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If $170 exceeds your budget, then I recommend going with any of the cards on Jaquith's list.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
December 30, 2010 11:43:46 PM

Apparently, my side-by-side got screwed-up; for ATI I recommend XFX GPUs.

The problem with anything > HD 5770 is they will Bottleneck your CPU + MOBO. Good video to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGdo75gasaQ
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