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A Video suggestion for the sweet spot in my PC - Help Please


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#1 sambrincat

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:00 PM

I would like to do an upgrade to my video card and its just to get me by until I buy a complete new rig late next year (I will be going NVIDIA and Intel). 
 
What do you suggest I do to give me the max improvement but not not buying a card that will be a waste of money because my CPU will bottleneck the card way too much..... what card is the sweet spot for my rig?.
 
 When I buy my new pc next year I will be selling this one for what ever I can get.
 
If you feel I need to buy a GPU/CPU to make the most of the upgrade then please suggest this.
 
 
THIS PC WAS GIVEN TO ME:
Motherboard - M5A78L-M/USB3 (I believe this board is PCIe 2.0 16 x 1 as that what it reads on the board itself - https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/gallery/
RAM - 16GB Giel RAM DDR3
Power Supply 500w Couger
Current GPU - AMD Radeon R7 370 ( I believe this card is PCIE 3.0)
 
Thanks in advance.


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:44 AM

That CPU won't bottleneck much with the highest end cards, you could get a GTX 1080 and be good with either the AMD FX-6300 or whatever Intel CPU you upgrade to.  That said, since you are planning on selling this PC later, you could get an RX 480 or a GTX 1060, but these are new cards with limited availability and some sellers are marking them up because of the scarcity.  As an alternate, a GTX 970 would work.  The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 is a great choice.

 

I am holding off upgrading my FX-8350 and GTX 980 until AMD's Zen CPU and Vega GPU's are out.


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