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Need a new graphics card, but lack computer skills.


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#1 DayZ Standalone

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:37 PM

I recently bought this beginners gaming computer off TigerDirect. The card it came with is alright but needs to be upgraded. If you guys could look over the specification of the computer and determine a good graphics card it can take that would be amazing. My price range is about $150 - 200. Thank you all.

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2546170&csid=_61&rrpl=home_page.HP1025_content1&rrstr=PersonalizedClickCP&rrindex=H



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#2 synergy513

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:37 AM

looks like the gtx 660 is within a budget range that is acceptable on some models and retailers and with the power draw around 140 watts, the 500 watt power supply should accommodate the 660.. the amd r9 270x is the equivalent, but those are quite a bit higher price at the moment.

 

those gtx 660s are delightfully performing mid-range cards deploying the breakthrough Kepler architecture. your fx-4300 should keep up with it most of the time.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=a8&c=114


Edited by synergy513, 24 June 2014 - 02:04 AM.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:52 AM

I personally recommend using AMD cards with AMD processors, you'll have less hiccups. Synergy513's recommendation of the r9 270x would be your best bet IMO, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202050


Edited by beans17, 24 June 2014 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:46 PM

I personally recommend using AMD cards with AMD processors, you'll have less hiccups. Synergy513's recommendation of the r9 270x would be your best bet IMO, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202050

 

One would think that but I have actually had more issues since I moved to my 7970 from a GTX 460, Nvidia driver stability is just overall better, though I really enjoy my eyefinity.






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