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Would I be able to purchase an nvidia card, or would I run into problems? Second of all, I recently graduated from High School, so I'm using some of my graduation party money to upgrade my card. That means I can get a very high end card, up to $400, or so. My next question is would any of those cards fit in my case? And would it be good with my current power supply?

Thanks for the help!
post #2 of 21
I don't see why you couldn't use an nVidia card. I didn't have any problems when I made the switch.

Also, your PSU will handle any single card. I don't know if the 300's drive bays restrict long cards.
post #3 of 21
Be fine to run a Nvidia card you should have no issues.

Dunno about the case but I'm sure somebody on here will have an answer for you, I will take a guess and say the Antec case should be reasonable for most GPUs.

Cards for around $400 - GTX570/580 - Ati 6970



Link to source http://www.anandtech.com/show/3439
Edited by phillipg10 - 8/1/11 at 8:43am
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And what would you say is the best card on the market? I don't want some $1,000 card or anything, but something around ~$400.
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And what would you say is the best card on the market? I don't want some $1,000 card or anything, but something around ~$400.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587
$440 after MIR...
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With this card and my CPU, do you think I should be able to run anything on the market without a problem?
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Pretty darn close, you would have seen an increase in pretty much everything if you went P67/i5 2500k. But nonetheless, a PII X4 970 + GTX 580 is a potent mix
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With this card and my CPU, do you think I should be able to run anything on the market without a problem?
Yes.
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GTX 580 is 20$ cheaper at frys.
    
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With this card and my CPU, do you think I should be able to run anything on the market without a problem?
Yes.
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