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Old 05-12-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Hello I have an older computer that I built like 2 years ago using a asus p6 mother board and my graphics card went out on me. I am wondering if I should upgrade my graphics card if so what should I look at buying. My old one was a Radeon hd 4890, or do you think I should just look online for the same old one I had any help would be appreciated. Thank in advance.
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It would be better upgrading. However much you payed for that card 2 years ago you'll be able to get something more powerful for the same price now. How much money are you looking to spend by the way?
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The only limitations you have on a graphics card is if the motherboard has a slot for it and the power supply is strong enough.
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I figured I should upgrade just not sure what to upgrade to probably not looking to spend more then 300$. Thanks
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I'm not very good with USD as I live in Scotland, but I think you should be able to get a 560ti/570. Both are good cards but IMO I would go for the Twin Frozr II 560ti (link)


Edit - Can you post a link to your mobo so that I can check that this card would work?
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
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That card I sent you a link for should work then. Obviously if you don't feel like spending the full $300 on it, you can buy a cheaper 560ti as it'll still perform very well
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Look on Newegg. You can get a GTX 560 or a Radeon 6870 for around $200.

Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-50709-10M GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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Newegg.com - XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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If your old GPU died, it's a sign from up above to upgrade it!
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