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Graphics card for asrock g31m-s help

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March 19, 2012 6:52:10 AM

Hey, I was wondering if anyone would advise me on a decent graphics card to get. My system specs are:
Mobo: AsRock G31M-S
CPU: Intel Pentium E5200 (@2.5Ghz)
PSU: 400w
RAM: 3gb DDR2 (@332Mhz)
OS: Win7 Ultimate 32 Bit

I was thinking about getting GeForce GTX 560 but I'm not sure if it is compatible or not.
March 19, 2012 7:17:36 AM

First off, you'd probably need a better power supply. Min requirement for a gtx 560 is 450 watts (provided thats its actually a good psu)
http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560/sp...

and depending on your budget, toms hardware has recommendations
for 110$ - HD 6770
130$ - HD 6790
150$ - HD 6850 and gtx 460
170$ - HD 8870
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Of course if you can find a higher ranked graphics card for less money, then its better. Here is a graphics card heirarchy to give you an idea.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
March 19, 2012 7:35:49 AM

Your Mobo does support PCIEx16 so any PCIE graphics card will work.
If you opt for a higher end GPU you may need more power, as computernewb suggested. I would start by adding a bit more RAM to your system and then something like an HD6770.
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March 19, 2012 7:48:58 AM

if you don't change PSU,buy 6850/7770 OC are good choices.
March 19, 2012 8:24:41 AM

Thank you for the fast answers :) 
Also i just noiced i made a mistake in the psu description. It's 420 not 400
But still it seems i'll have to swap it out if i want a better gpu.
Also my current gpu is a GeForce 9500GT if that means anything to you guys :) 
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