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Upgrading My Graphics Card

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#1 Stanton Lackey

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

Hello everyone. I have a custom built computer that I received back in 2008-2009. I am looking to upgrade it and was needing some advice as to what type of graphics card I should get. The motherboard is an ASUS P5NSLI with an Nvidia 570 chipset. The current graphics card is an EVGA GeForce 8600 GT and the power supply is rated for 300 watts but can be pushed to about 350 watts. Money really isn't that much of an issue, and I fear that it might just be time for a new computer, but I thought I'd ask here first and see if you all could help me find a suitable graphics card upgrade. Thanks for taking time to read this and hope to hear from someone soon.


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

What's the reason...for the projected upgrade/change?

What does the current system not do...which you would like to do?

If money is no consideration...why upgrade one component which appears to be 6 years old? Why not the entire system?


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

Sorry should have been more specific. I play computer games, specifically World of Warcraft and the like. This is purely a gaming machine and the work and research I do is on another computer. This computer lags in certain areas and especially when there are 20+ other players around. The reason is just to increase performance in game so I can perform better in game.

What I mean by money isn't a problem is I'd like to not spend a lot of money, preferably between $100-200, but I understand if you all came back and told me it wasn't worth upgrading.

Edited by hamluis, 10 August 2012 - 03:42 PM.
Removed unnecessary quote - Hamluis.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:57 AM

Graphics card: XFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNFC Radeon HD 7850 1GB - $229 - This is a high end graphics card from AMD and it would be quite a performance gain in WOW.

Power supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W- $70 - Your gonna have to upgrade your power supply as 300W is not enough for high end graphics card.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:31 PM

if you like Nvida

Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 550ti =124.99. This is mid range card 60ffps in Ultra without the shadows and sun shift.

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