And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I cannot believe that a simple OS GUI is bringing my computer down, that's just sad (Ubuntu's unity. Gnome runs much faster (less effects). Plus it's holiday season and I can hehe
Hey zdbc13, that looks extremely interesting! I'm quite tempted to jump on that, but I think i've finally learned to corral in my twitchy shopping fingers haha
While it's an excellent deal for the performance, would my relatively low graphics requirements (stopped playing real PC games a few years ago) necessitate such an investment? Is my graphics card that large of a bottleneck in my current current build? If so, I'd gladly purchase this.
also i'm assuming PCIx 3.0 is backward compatible? My mobo only has 2.0 x16.
Well, I just threw a great card out there that fit your budget. Yes it will be overkill for your usage but you never know, you might find some fun game you'll want to play. It won't bottleneck your I5 although you have the wrong motherboard if you want to overclock it someday. PCIx 3.0 is backward compatible, just runs at the older specs. But that won't slow you down much.