So my Dad recently got me a desktop which I plan to upgrade overtime - dependent on the cash flow - to be a fairly good gaming machine. However, the graphics card just won't do for gaming.
I wanted to upgrade the graphics card with a fairly good replacement until I have the money to get the one I really want. This means I want it to be good enough to handle games without a sporadic frame rate and to handle higher detailed graphics where possible, however I don't need it to be top of the line as it will be temporary.
My machines specifications, including the current graphics card:
Case : Galaxy 3 Gamers Style Midi Tower Case
Motherboard : Gigabyte H61M Motherboard Technology
CPU : Intel I5 2500K Unlocked CPU
Hard Drive : 1tb Sata Hard Drive
Memory : 8gb DDR3 1333 Memory
Graphics Card : Onboard Intel 3000 Graphics
Optical Drive : 24x Dual Layer Sata DVD Writer
I'm pretty new to building PCs, so I wanted your opinions on the best options for me before diving in and buying.
I have a budget of £150 / $242USD.
I was considering the ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti, however at only 1gb... Thoughts?
All the best, and a preemptive thanks for the help.
Here is the starting place. They recommend a 7870 or 660. Since the 660 is lower in power, I'd consider it first. Also, assuming you are using a single monitor at 1920X1080 or so, 1GB memory in the GPU is fine.