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Help upgrading computer please

I got myself a nice asus cm6730 PC last year , and I kinda like it very mucha and I wouldn't want to change it , but the gt 530 inside doesn't help me very much with Battlefield 3 , it only gives me like 30 fps on low settings :(. These are my specs:

Intel core i5 2310 quad core 2.9 gh
Nvidia gt530
350 w psu
6gb ram ddr3 (2+ 4)

So my project is to buy a new graphics card( and a psu for it).These are my choices:

- Nvidia gtx 580
- Gtx 670
- Asus geforce directCU II top gtx 680( more like an dream )


Here we come to the problem. My mobo doesn't really have the pci-e slots required for the gtx670
or the asus gtx 680.
So the question is , What motherboard should I buy ? ( sorry if I got something wrong i'm kinda new in PC upgrading)
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  1. What slot is the GT530 in?
  2. I don't see the problem. You have a PCIE 2 slot, so any card will fit in there.
  3. You may have a lot of services taking us ram space. It might be worth wiping your hard drive and reinstalling your operating system
  4. DXRick said:
    What slot is the GT530 in?

    Its in the highest slot, and there are 3.

    For starfish , my ram is excellent I can open as many photoshop cs5 as I want.
  5. abekl said:
    I don't see the problem. You have a PCIE 2 slot, so any card will fit in there.


    The gtx 670 uses a pci-e 3.0 and two 6 pins
    The asus gtx680 uses a pci-e 3.0 and a 6pin and 8pin

    Hope I helped you in helping me
    :)
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    maxkremeur said:
    The gtx 670 uses a pci-e 3.0 and two 6 pins
    The asus gtx680 uses a pci-e 3.0 and a 6pin and 8pin

    Hope I helped you in helping me
    :)

    Hi,

    You don't need a new motherboard because the cards are backwards compatible with PCIE 2 slots.
    You're PSU, however, will need to be upgraded.
  7. Best answer selected by maxkremeur.
  8. abekl said:
    Hi,

    You don't need a new motherboard because the cards are backwards compatible with PCIE 2 slots.
    You're PSU, however, will need to be upgraded.


    ok , big thanks , and how do i know if i have the right, 6pin/8pin connections ? i opened my pc case and i saw a bundle of cables,
    and i didn't want to unbundle them , but now thaat i know that the cards are compatible with my pc i will look if i got the two 6pins and the 8pin one
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