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Upgrading NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 for 3D vision.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 2, 2013 9:49:45 AM


I want to get a new graphic card, one that supports 3D vision and is good for gaming.

This is what i have now:

perating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55-UD3L
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4088MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GT 430
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DE1&SUBSYS_35051458&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2766 MB
Dedicated Memory: 978 MB
Shared Memory: 1787 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Which Graphic Card i should get? Do i need to upgrade my motherboard or RAM too?

My budget is 500$

Thank you in advance for the help:) 
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 10:42:55 AM

it would be a good idea to upgrade to an i5 3rd gen and a z77 main board.for the gpu you might consider getting a gtx 650ti or a gtx 660
January 2, 2013 11:40:44 AM

Thank you for the help.

I'll look into those , i do believe that my moatherboard needs an upgrade.

Maybe its time for a whole new machine
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 11:47:22 AM

right now a mobo upgrade will work fine.....i recommend you wait for intel to release their Haswell cpu s which will happen during the 1st half of this year.
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Your CPU is fine for most situations, so I'd hold off on the Mobo/CPU upgrade for now. You can increase your gaming power by getting a new GPU. I'd recommend the AMD 7950 or Nvidia GTX 660 Ti (both around $300). Of coarse you will need to have a decent quality PSU (about 450w or more) for either GPU (I recommend at least 500w). Then later if you feel things aren't up to what you expected, you can upgrade the Mobo/CPU for around another $300 or so (i5 3570k and ~$100 z77/h77 mobo).