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Need to spend money. Recommended graphics card?

#1AP3BrainPosted 8/30/2013 12:39:07 AM
specs..

i7-920
EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR
gtx-285
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX

I think the weakest link in my system is my graphics card. What is a good sustainable card on the market currently? Price range would be 200-400. It has also been a long while since I've built anything... are there any limitations to what I can buy with these specs?
#2Cool_Dude667Posted 8/30/2013 12:52:07 AM(edited)
If you overclock your CPU abit, you won't really run into any bottlenecks with GPUs.

It really depends on what resolution your running/want to run.
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#3AP3Brain(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 1:11:07 AM
That's what I figured. I went ahead and ordered a gtx 760 because it seems to have the best power to price value right now.

What do you guys do with your old cards? Sell them on ebay or something?
#4dry1cePosted 8/30/2013 1:12:18 AM
AP3Brain posted...
That's what I figured. I went ahead and ordered a gtx 760 because it seems to have the best power to price value right now.

What do you guys do with your old cards? Sell them on ebay or something?


You can keep it as a backup.
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#5BDSMPosted 8/30/2013 1:18:24 AM
Spend money to feed some starving kids in Cambodia.

Once you die, that graphics card will be nothing.

But if you feed some needy kids there is a chance one of them might choke and die as an unintended consequence of your attempt at kindness. I'm not 100% sure on the bible, but I'm pretty sure it says you get to absorb some of their power in the afterlife.

It's in there somewhere.

In the back or something.

Terrance 16:26 I believe.
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#6AP3Brain(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 8:11:13 AM
BDSM posted...
Spend money to feed some starving kids in Cambodia.

Once you die, that graphics card will be nothing.

But if you feed some needy kids there is a chance one of them might choke and die as an unintended consequence of your attempt at kindness. I'm not 100% sure on the bible, but I'm pretty sure it says you get to absorb some of their power in the afterlife.

It's in there somewhere.

In the back or something.

Terrance 16:26 I believe.


Haha. That was pretty random... Killing starving kids in Cambodia through kindness does sound appealing... but sadly this was part of some wellness program for my company and only allowed to spend the money on stuff to "better my living".
#7redrum187Posted 8/30/2013 11:21:30 AM
sell your old gtx285 on craigslist somebody would probably buy it.
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#8cuteboi100Posted 8/30/2013 11:37:30 AM(edited)
How much money?

Buy the most expensive thing you can get, get reimbursed then return it for money in the bank.
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