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I'm struggling to find the best Graphics Card I can get that is compatible with my PC components. If someone could take a look at my sig rig and voice their opinion on the best graphics card available that is compatible I'd appreciate it.

The one I have now has been great but I need more memory (1.5G+) to be able to play BF3 or other high end games.
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post #2 of 21
I can't see your sig because I'm in Tapatalk, but what is your budget for a new card? You tell me that and I'll tell you the best thing you can get for it.

And why do you need a lot of memory? Do you have 3+ monitors?
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Ok my mobo is a D975XBX2, CPU is QX6800 (Quadcore OC'd at 3.6ghz)

Current GFX Card is 9800GTX+ Foxconn

There is no budget

I'm just concerned the newer graphics cards might not be compatible with my older Mobo and Processor
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post #4 of 21
If you have pci-e slots, any pci-e card will work. Yeah, you'll still be bottle-necked, but you'll have that card when you do decide to upgrade your chip.
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post #5 of 21
If i'm correct it has 1 PCI-e x16 lane so it can basically use all the latest graphics cards.
    
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post #6 of 21
Honestly, get yourself a new motherboard if budget isn't an issue then upgrade your graphics.

Grab yourself a GTX 550 since anything higher will probably bottleneck anyway.
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by metroidfreak View Post
Honestly, get yourself a new motherboard if budget isn't an issue then upgrade your graphics.

Grab yourself a GTX 550.
I agree that it's time to upgrade your chip, but I definitely disagree with wasting money on a 550. Especially if you want to play any games. Especially especially if you don't have a super tight budget.
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post #8 of 21
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Honestly, get yourself a new motherboard if budget isn't an issue then upgrade your graphics.

Grab yourself a GTX 550 since anything higher will probably bottleneck anyway.
Depends if he's planning to upgrade his CPU in the near future then he should get a better card now if its in his budget.
    
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I'm basically struggling with getting a new $800-900 rig, or just upgrading some components on this machine. This processor seems to beast through everything still, currently I can even run Battlefield: Bad Company 2 at high settings with 60+ FPS.

I'd rather not spend the $900 on a new machine but if the graphics card will get bottle necked too bad I might not have a choice.

But yes it is a PCI-E x16 slot so I guess it's only logical that other PCI-E cards would be compatible still. I guess the question of how much bottle necking will occur is the issue.
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post #10 of 21
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I'm basically struggling with getting a new $800-900 rig, or just upgrading some components on this machine. This processor seems to beast through everything still, currently I can even run Battlefield: Bad Company 2 at high settings with 60+ FPS.

I'd rather not spend the $900 on a new machine but if the graphics card will get bottle necked too bad I might not have a choice.
I think that if you're able to drop the $900 right now, you will feel better in the long run.
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