firstly sorry about the thread spam, have neglected my PC for a while and am now doing many things to it at once.
I'm not up to date on what graphics cards are good these days, last time I knew much about GPUs the GTX 560 Ti was the bee's knees.
I've got a GTX 570 at the moment (1280MB Gainward Phantom) - I want to update it a bit but the rest of my PC is a bit aged as well (full info in the sig)
What graphics cards could I buy that will provide a decent upgrade, but also:-
- are PCIe 2.0 compatible (I see many are 3.0 now)
- are pretty quiet (It's a small room...)
- isn't going to be throttled by my aged sandy bridge i5 2500k and 8GB dual channel memory (1866MHz rated)
- doesn't cost the earth!
I realize this is an oddly specific but yet also not at all specific list of requirements
throw some names at me if you can think of any. cheers!