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Video Card conundrum

I have recently completed a build essentially for viewing, editing and managing still images. That being said, it also may be used to game (but not the priority). The build consists of:

- i7-3770 (no overclocking)
- Asus P8H77-V mb
- 16GB DRAM
- 256GB SSD
- 1TB HDD

My plan was to use the motherboard's graphics; however, they are a bit weak. Plan B is perhaps re-installing my old GTX 260 video card...but maybe that is not such a great idea either. A friend suggested that perhaps buying a GTX 560 would be more cost and functionally effective....i.e., not the latest card and certainly better than the 260. I looked on line at literally dozens of versions of this card....Yikes!

First question; Does any of the above make sense? Second; if purchasing a new card does make sense...which one?

Thanks.
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  1. Install the GTX260. ONLY if that doesn't suffice should you consider a new graphics card.

    -Wolf sends
  2. What is your budget?
  3. Wolfshadw said:
    Install the GTX260. ONLY if that doesn't suffice should you consider a new graphics card.

    -Wolf sends



    That is the plan...but what if it is not sufficient?
  4. Xlerator said:
    What is your budget?


    not more than 150 USD....
  5. Given your budget, your current graphics card is sufficient. No graphics card within your budget is going to give you significantly better results than the GTX 260. Yes, there are better cards in your price range (such as the 650Ti), but I do not believe the performance improvement is worth the cost.

    -Wolf sends
  6. Wolfshadw said:
    Given your budget, your current graphics card is sufficient. No graphics card within your budget is going to give you significantly better results than the GTX 260. Yes, there are better cards in your price range (such as the 650Ti), but I do not believe the performance improvement is worth the cost.

    -Wolf sends



    Thanks for the reply; question: what price range and what card do you think would improve performance worth it? This card is like 5 years old.....
  7. Best answer
    Honestly, I'd say none. I'm still rocking an 8800GTS-640. For what I do, it's still more than enough. I feel your GTX 260 is the same. There is no reason to spend any money.

    -Wolf sends
  8. Wolfshadw said:
    Honestly, I'd say none. I'm still rocking an 8800GTS-640. For what I do, it's still more than enough. I feel your GTX 260 is the same. There is no reason to spend any money.

    -Wolf sends


    Works for me : )

    Thanks Wolf...
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