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What graphics card would you suggest to buy?

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created 12/30/2012 5:39 pm by Plienas26
last reply 01/03/2013 2:40 pm
Hello forumites! I bought a desktop PC back at 2009, and even now it can smoothly run games like crysis 2 or gta 4, but new games such as Far Cry 3, Black Ops 2 or Shogun 2 require some special restrictions to run smoothly. I can still simply get smooth gameplay by lowering my resolution or changing the aspect ratio to 4:3, but it won't last for a long time. One day, my computer will lag at lowest graphics. So, I am posting this here because I'm pretty sure there are some wise hardware pals who can help me with choosing the right graphics card.

GPU is the thing I'd like to upgrade in my PC, even if it's not the best one. the problem is, some people tend to say that you can't just attach an ULTRA high power GPU to a crappy PC, because the cooling won't handle it and the other parts too. I need help from people who might know what GPU is the best for this particular PC, and that it won't require to buy additional parts to keep it up, because I just want to upgrade my GPU, not the whole pc. So here's my specs:

Proccessor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz E8400
Current graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 9600GT 1200 MB of video memory
Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
Monitor: 22 inches (usually run in 1650x1050)

I would like a graphics card that would allow my PC to continue it's work and at least run crysis 3 and gta 5.

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01/03/2013 2:40 pm
Level 29 : Expert Explorer
It would help if you listed a power supply.

If you want a good, affordable GPU, I suggest trying the GTX 560ti.
12/31/2012 3:56 am
Level 44 : Master Enderdragon
How much money can you spend? And also, do you know your motherboard or power supply?
12/31/2012 3:52 am
Level 22 : Expert Dragonborn
Thank you for your suggestion, nathan, but I obviously asked for a completely different question. I would like to buy ONLY graphics card, and I asked for a suggestion. MAYBE SOMEONE KNOWS what GRAPHICS CARD is best for THIS PC, so that the card will run all the newest games and that I WILL BE SURE THAT I WON'T NEED TO BUY OTHER PARTS. Not all graphic cards are compactible with this particular PC, that's why I ask for your help. You, nathan, just gave me a suggestion of best PC, though I repeatedly asked for card only -_-
12/30/2012 5:54 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
I think a nvidia geforce GTX680 there is no lag on Minecraft AND crysis 3 because i have one and it rocks and get an i7 quad core 3.0 or higher 16gb of 1600mhz of ram the os should be windows 8 pro for a hard drive i recommend the WD Black hard drive motherboard should be ASUS (choose which motherboard you want from ASUS)a um power suppy wattige should be 1000W or above (i recammed corsage)

That how you make a very fast computer

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