I'm making this post first to show that I can follow directions and I read up on rules etc. so :
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week ,the closer the better
BUDGET RANGE: USD $150
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming - Minecraft, CS:GO, dirt, Folding@Home, home theater/watching movies
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nothing yet
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: core i3 2100, MSI 77a-g41 LGA, kingston hyper x red 1600 MHz 2 sticks of 4GB Ddr3, Kingston hyper x SSD 128 GB.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tiger, eBay
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USofA
PARTS PREFERENCES: nvidia/asus
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: none yet
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: value/ best bang for buck is most important in the nvidia family
REMEMBER: The more information we have about your system, your budget, and what you're using the card for, the better the advice we can give you - providing it up front gets you your answers and puts a card in your hands that much faster!
And now a little blurb to better explain and for those who like to read :
I've read literally dozens upon dozens of threads here about different computer parts and finally found myself at a point in my build where I am unsure where to go next.
I'm building a middle-ish grade desktop pc and I find myself wondering what parts of my build will exploit the best aspects of each other.
The very basic question is : what GPU should I get?
So far I have core i3 2100, 8 GB ram, Z77 MSI motherboard, Kingston 128 GB SSD. And now I'm picking the graphics card. I will use the computer for everything but primarily for web browsing and new video games that I haven't been able to buy/play since All I've had is an old dusty crusty Sony pc from '04
I have had my eyes and heart set on nvidia gtx 560 as it had a very high value per dollar rating. But the more I read stats the more I realize its quite a decent card and I think it may be better than or " out-perform " my system build to the point I won't be able to use what I buy and with a slower processor I might as well just get a gtx 650 instead. Especially considering the power draw the 560 needs.
And I am brand new to computers, can someone tell me how this card is powered? Does it take 2, 6 pin power plugs from the PSU?