62 months ago
Title + Last minute help needed in case i can get a good card with the cyber monday deals going on.
I've had this setup for a few years now and i got it considerably cheaper than it cost to build, but lately the graphics have been lackluster so i researched the card I had and decided that i could upgrade it, the only problem is that my hardware knowledge is equally lackluster so i have no idea if a video card of my choosing will be compatible with the motherboard (an asus sabertooth x58) and if it's only compatible while a certain type of card would actually excel vs a higher tier card. My power supply, I believe is very large, and it's liquid cooled. I have no idea how to overclock, or if I need to, so i might try to stay away from that? unless it's more simple than I imagine and i'm being timid.
The specs that I've managed to find being computer illiterate -Intel I7 960 3.20 3.20 -AMD HD Radeon 5700 graphics -Asus Sabertooth x58 motherboard (http://www.pc-specs.com/mobo/Asus/Asus_SABERTOOTH_X58/27)
The things I do know, the motherboard seems to be compatible with any graphics card(which is why i need help getting a good one) and it has 2 PCIe x16 slots and it should get something that fits the PCIe v2.x because it can't do better and shouldn't do worse. The rest of my computer specs, of which i have no idea what ones i need to show, are all of decent to high quality. i dont think memory or ram should be a problem?
My price range is anywhere under 400, but i'm shooting for the 200-300 range. Any input would be greatly appreciated! The only one I think might work came off of the decent gaming rig on the front page, the https://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx9704xpb
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