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Okay so if you take a look at my sig rig. I have a crappy dell MB ( plz dont hit me) lol.

I want to be able to play BF3 but I'm on a VERY short budget right now. I need a major GPU upgrade lol, so i was curious if anyone knew how far up the line can this MB handle GPU wise? Example: if I slapped a GTX 580 in it will it work? I know of course I need a PSU update to go with it of course.

Edit:Okay so here's an update: I wanna try to find something cheap, preferable under $100 (lower the better) and can be run by my current PSU. I was thinking maybe something with 1Gb Vram?I'm very short on cash and like stated before wanna be able to at least PLAY BF3. Not to worried about maxing out graphics ect. Ati or nvidia anything works. Price is my major factor!
Edited by FlamingMidget - 10/24/11 at 3:12pm
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yea a 580 will work but the cpu wil bottle neck and you will need a new psu so you might aswelkl get a new everything...
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What's the budget (PSU and GPU together)?
Edited by jlells01 - 10/20/11 at 12:58am
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Yeah the power supply I realize needs to be updated with it, I was just curious if there would be any complications due to my Cpu and MB. But if not I may just update those two and wait for Ivy Bridge and it's new chipset
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Okay so if you take a look at my sig rig. I have a crappy dell MB ( plz dont hit me) lol.

I want to be able to play BF3 but I'm on a VERY short budget right now. I need a major GPU upgrade lol, so i was curious if anyone knew how far up the line can this MB handle GPU wise? Example: if I slapped a GTX 580 in it will it work? I know of course I need a PSU update to go with it of course.
change your power supply to a ocz fatality pro 550 & get yourself a hd6950/gtx560ti/hd6870/gtx560,
remember you can't change the gpu at all without changing your psu,hope this helps!
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Yeah the power supply I realize needs to be updated with it, I was just curious if there would be any complications due to my Cpu and MB. But if not I may just update those two and wait for Ivy Bridge and it's new chipset
You're fine; just need a budget.

Edit - and what resolution you want to play at...
Edited by jlells01 - 10/20/11 at 1:02am
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What's the budget (PSU and GPU together)?
Well the budget isn't really a major factor in my decision, I only really stated it because I wanted to have to do minimal upgrades to play BF3. ( Very low income) So if I wasn't able to get a good enough card due to my MB ect, Then budget would have been a problem lol. Also because I wanted to hold out on a new MB and CPU until Ivy Bridge. So basically what I'm looking at is a good Psu and Gpu upgrade and I'm good until Ivy Bridge

+ rep to all tyvm
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You're fine; just need a budget.

Edit - and what resolution you want to play at...
Resolution will only be 1080 for gaming, I don't see my self going past that for any reason.
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Resolution will only be 1080 for gaming, I don't see my self going past that for any reason.
At 9.5", it should be fine for your case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127582

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031
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If that's the same Dell PSU that supplies 30W on two 12V rails that's a decent 350W PSU?
That PSU is rated to supply a lot of power on the 12V rails for a 350 Watter and is made by Delta, who are reputable.

Since you can't overclock your CPU which only uses 95W or less when running at stock, leaving 250 for the rest of the components in a worst-case scenario, you could run a 560ti on that PSU.

A 560ti is a 170W card so 170+95=265 leaving 95W for the rest of the system which is enough.

Check your PSU's label, if it says 12VA--/12A 12V2--/18A then it's the one I think it is.

Edit: And as has been said, your board should accept any card as long as it has a PCI-E x16 slot.
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