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November 18, 2012 9:37:33 PM

Hey guys, new here (obviously)! i wanted to update my system, and just bought windows 8. all i need now is a new video card. im using a ATI 5850 atm, and have been looking at either http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-2048MB-Graphics-02G-... or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RIEOBS/ref=asc_df_B008RIEO....

im using an Acer G5900, with an Intel i7 870 processor, with an Intel H57 motherboard. i have found an online manual about my system, and will provide it if i need to in order to receive more help. im 80% certain im using a 500W power supply, and seeing as how i cant use GPU's using PCI-E 3.0 cards, those 2 are what looks to be my best options, but i could use some opinions, or concrete answers.

Thanks for the help in advance! oh, i also wanted to buy this new card within the week, before or on black friday, and my budget that im willing to logically spend without feeling like a crazy person would be around the 200-230 range. thanks in advance!

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November 18, 2012 10:18:21 PM

you can get a geforce 660 for that price.
It is a good card.
The cards you have listed are not good at all.
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November 18, 2012 10:26:33 PM

resin34 said:
you can get a geforce 660 for that price.
It is a good card.
The cards you have listed are not good at all.


i'd like to get that card, but its a PCI-E 3.0, my motherboard only supports 2.0.... i guess i'll just have to replace it as well...
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November 18, 2012 10:33:10 PM

thefirstsin said:
i'd like to get that card, but its a PCI-E 3.0, my motherboard only supports 2.0.... i guess i'll just have to replace it as well...


You can run PCI-E 3.0 cards in a PCI-E 2.0 slot since there is little to no bandwidth restriction.
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November 18, 2012 10:39:42 PM

You can use a PCIe 3.0 card in a 2.0 card slot, it is backwards compatible. There is almost no performance loss as most games don't even take full advantage of PCIe 2.0 speeds yet.
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November 18, 2012 10:51:29 PM

wow really? for truth?! this is good news! then i shall continue my shopping for a good video card, for the best deal! thanks guys :D 
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November 19, 2012 12:45:14 AM

details on PSU?


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