Solved Which graphics card should i get?

March 3, 2016 at 03:15:38
Specs: Windows 7
Hi everyone.
Been running my system for a couple of years using on board graphics (initial graphics card purchased caused me nothing but trouble, so reverted to on board, and never bothered replacing it...)

Need to get myself a new graphics card - which one do i choose?
I am a casual gamer, so would like something that can handle it, and also do a lot of photo / video editing.
Don't really want to go for something Overclocked, as having something Overclocked killed my first GPU on this build.

Current computer compatibility stats:
CPU: Intel i7-3770k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77V
Memory: 16gb Corsair Ballistix Sport 1600Mhz (2 8gb chips)
PSU: Corsair TX 850M
Running Windows 7
Using a small SSD to run Windows off, and the rest of data is on a regular sata hdd.

Current Screen resolution is 24", 1920 x 1080

Would like to spend as little as possible but get something that will last me a while.
Whats your advise on best card to get?

Thanks!



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#1
March 3, 2016 at 05:47:03
"Don't really want to go for something Overclocked, as having something Overclocked killed my first GPU on this build"

It would have helped to post the make model of the card & more details on how/why it failed. Who overclocked the card, you or the manufacturer? The best way is to create an overclock profile, then apply the profile only when needed. There's no need to have an overclocked card to read emails, create word docs, watch youtube videos, etc.

See the following article: Best Graphics Cards for the Money


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#2
March 3, 2016 at 20:37:28
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I would look to a GTX750Ti, GTX950, (or equivalent) or higher for your uses, GTX960 (or equivalent) or higher for more serious gaming. I use a factory OC 750Ti and there is no issue for daily use for heat or anything else. Your price range will be the limiting factor on where you want to take it though. 2GB GDDR5 should do it and avoid slower graphics memory. Others lean more towards Radeon graphics but that will have to be your choice.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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