Help buying graphics cards

good morning i have a pc with intel core 2 duo E6300 and 4 g of ddr2 what would be the best graphics card to get for this system
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  1. Depends on what sort of PCI/PCIe Slot the mobo has.
    I would be more advisable to start saving for a new rig.
  2. thanks for your reply www.intel.com/design/intarch/manuals/315664.pdf ....this is the mother board manual i am trying to make the best out of this system till i can save up the money for a better one. any help you can give me woulf be great thanks
  3. Ok, what would you be using the rig for with a graphics card.... what sort of apps, games are we looking at?
    Your board has a PCIe x 16 First gen slot on it.
    So you could even go for the just announced Gigabyte 7850 1GB card..... but....it would really be more advisable to go for a PCIe first gen or second gen card.
  4. I'd recommend an HD 6670... they're available around the $50 price point and it will play almost every game out there.

    You need a new CPU/mobo before putting an expensive GPU in the system.
  5. Yea.... I think you should save up for a new computer. PCI E 1.0 isn't gonna power the current gen cards. You can probably go for an ATI GPU if your that desperate
  6. I would like to play the new XCOM: Enemy Unknown game and command and conquer type games mindcraft WOW..........
  7. so what would you recomened is the best proccesser and MOBO with out breaking the bank
  8. alyoshka said:


    Are you serious? :pfff:

    Those are seriously the worst suggestions ever. Nvidia makes the worst budget cards in existence. The 6670 is more than TWICE as fast as those cards for the same price:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102988

    Only people completely clueless about graphics cards buy low end Nvidia stuff. :non:
  9. kurtyboy1967 said:
    so what would you recomened is the best proccesser and MOBO with out breaking the bank


    Pick up a decent $100 Z77 motherboard + your pick of the low end Sandy Bridge CPUs. You'll need new DDR3 RAM too but that's cheap. Total upgrade would be about $250 and would give you a nice drop-in upgrade path to a high end Sandy or Ivy Bridge CPU later on if you wanted/needed it:

    If you want full-size ATX, this is a good board and comes with a free 60GB SSD right now:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157296

    Here's the micro-ATX version:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157306

    Intel Core i3-2120:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    And here's some decent looking budget RAM:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

    Total price of those 3: $270 and you get a VERY nice budget gaming platform that could handle even the super high end graphics cards at 1920x1080 with almost no bottleneck.
  10. I couldn't find any AMD cards on newegg for 50 bucks that would be the max I can advise the OP to put into a GPU for his rig.... so that why the choice is stuck to Nvidia....
  11. alyoshka said:
    I couldn't find any AMD cards on newegg for 50 bucks that would be the max I can advise the OP to put into a GPU for his rig.... so that why the choice is stuck to Nvidia....


    Let me help you out:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102988

    Seriously, the GT 520 and 610 are abysmal purchases for gaming. His CPU is plenty powerful to handle a 6670, and even if it weren't, why in the world would you buy a card that's less than half as powerful for basically the same price?
  12. Thanks for all your help....
  13. BigMack70 said:
    Let me help you out:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102988

    Seriously, the GT 520 and 610 are abysmal purchases for gaming. His CPU is plenty powerful to handle a 6670, and even if it weren't, why in the world would you buy a card that's less than half as powerful for basically the same price?


    I agree with the 6670. It's not only the best value, but the best performance since anything above that would be too powerful.

    I currently have the same E6300 Dual Core Processor at 1.8 Ghz. I've been using an 9800 GT for a few years now, and it's been a decent setup. I am riding this PC out until next summer, when I'm building a new one. In the mean time, I am also going to be playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown like the OP. And I'm not anticipating any problems.

    So yeah, 6670 is probably the best bet.
  14. Check out his Mobo .....
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