I'm ordering a barebones Ivy Bridge kit tomorrow, and I need a compatible graphics card for about $300. I don't really know what I'm looking for in terms of specs, and the numbers/letters can be a little overwhelming when you don't know what you're looking at. If somebody could help me choose a card for my set, I'd really appreciate it! These are the specs for my barebones kit
So, I ended up choosing the Radeon HD 7870 for my build, and I can't seem to get it running properly. It's my first time installing a graphics card, so perhaps I'm not doing it properly. . . I installed windows 7 on my machine, and everything worked fine. I then installed the drivers for the card, shut down the computer and installed the card. When I boot, it only shows a black screen, and occasionally gives me a pink/green pixelated screen. I'm not entirely sure what I might be doing wrong. I contacted the manufacturer, GIGABYTE, and they said that the card should be compatible with the motherboard. Perhaps I just received a faulty card?