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So I have this pc:

 

https://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-Desktop-AM6022RAX-FX-6300-7200RPM/dp/B072C6T1WP/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?keywords=ibuypower%2Bgaming%2Bpc&qid=1561247884&s=gateway&sprefix=ibuy&sr=8-15&th=1&psc=1

 

And am looking to upgrade the graphics card. The system crashed on me with a graphics intense session of Kingdom Come deliverance.

 

any suggestions? I don't want to exceed $180.

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A GTX 1060 might still fit into that limit. (At least for me it's listed for $179.99)

There's other 1060 models that exceed this price limit, so they aren't all equal.

 

It might be possible to find a GTX 970 somewhere, but they tend to be slightly higher in pricing. The next best option would then be a 1050, or some AMD equivalent, the Radeon RX480 - or this one.

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Went with the GeForce GTX 1050.

 

Just seeing it dwarf my old card was convincing enough that it would be an upgrade!

 

I was expecting it to be a pain in the ass too. Shows how long I've messed with PC's, it was all plug and play.

 

Hell, I missed much of gaming in the 90's due to not being able to afford a system that had a graphics card.

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Went with the GeForce GTX 1050.

 

Just seeing it dwarf my old card was convincing enough that it would be an upgrade!

 

I was expecting it to be a pain in the ass too. Shows how long I've messed with PC's, it was all plug and play.

 

Hell, I missed much of gaming in the 90's due to not being able to afford a system that had a graphics card.

 

 

Then splurge on GOG.com sales with delight. They put real effort into making old games run on newer computers. And no DRM.

 

Now you can try out Steel Beasts of 2019. :)

It has, after all, roots in the 1990s.

 

I thought you had to play a round or two before logging on to tank-net? ;)

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It should be.

To a degree the performance of a graphics card scales with CPU performance but these das it shouldn't have too much of an influence anymore.

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Make sure your motherboard can handle whatever you get. Even though it physical fit, a video card I got for my daughters PC never worked properly in that computer, but fine in a test computer at the shop. Did some digging and that motherboard was not recommended for that brand of videocard.

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no worries.

 

I'm taking the old card, old ram (added 16gb) and soon to be old processor and am making a new system out of them. it'll be used for doing neurofeedback when I start my clinic.

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  • 1 month later...

I need help here, my system is rather auld h9-1101 from 2012 but had been running just peachy until I returned from vacation when it seems the GPU (Radeon HD7700) crapped on me.

 

To my uninformed eye it looks like a software issue as disabling it in the device manager means most works out but enabling it brings me to a black screen, but I can't seem to be able to cure it. I've tried:

 

1) Updating drivers - black screen got blacker...

2) uninstalling drivers, updating windows, reinstalling drivers - no success

3) uninstalling drivers, reinstalling drivers older drivers - things get better but the screen is full of devices and eventually I get a memory problem

4) uninstalling drivers, updating BIOS (with the usual near heart attack as the thing starts doing strange noises) reinstalling drivers older drivers - no change

 

Any ideas, please?

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