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What's the best graphics card for my PC?

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The 3090. No GPU bottleneck guaranteed.

 

Joking aside, a 1060 6GB would suit you fine.

Or a Titan Black (macOS Mojave+ support!).

Up to you.

 

I'd get the 1060 6GB.

My PC is the HP Z220 Workstation CMT (Refurb from 2012, lol). It has stock everything except the RAM, which is Corsair CMY32GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance Pro 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop 1.5V, Black. It currently uses Intel HD 4000 graphics. It uses the Intel Core I7-3770 CPU and runs on average at about 3.6 GHz. For more info, there's a datasheet and a manual provided by HP. I'm into gaming, mostly, so I need a good card. Any suggestions? (Trying to avoid things with huge performance bottlenecks.)

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Which games and what resolution and FPS are you planning to play at?

My suggestion would be a 1070 or 1060 6gb not knowing the above details.

I will recommend an NHu12s (or an NHd15 (maybe)) for your PC build. Quote or @ me @Prodigy_Smit for me to see your replies.

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8 minutes ago, Prodigy_Smit said:

Which games and what resolution and FPS are you planning to play at?

My suggestion would be a 1070 or 1060 6gb not knowing the above details.

Mostly Minecraft, 2 (hoping for 3 eventually) monitors at 1280*1024 with 75hz refresh. Wouldn't mind higher framerate. Garry's Mod or almost anything on steam by Valve, too.

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Just now, _Meme_ said:

Mostly Minecraft, 2 (hoping for 3 eventually) monitors at 1280*1024 with 75hz refresh.

In that case a 1060 6gb or a 1050ti would be more than adequate. 

I will recommend an NHu12s (or an NHd15 (maybe)) for your PC build. Quote or @ me @Prodigy_Smit for me to see your replies.

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The 3090. No GPU bottleneck guaranteed.

 

Joking aside, a 1060 6GB would suit you fine.

Or a Titan Black (macOS Mojave+ support!).

Up to you.

 

I'd get the 1060 6GB.

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10 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

The 3090. No GPU bottleneck guaranteed.

 

Joking aside, a 1060 6GB would suit you fine.

Or a Titan Black (macOS Mojave+ support!).

Up to you.

 

I'd get the 1060 6GB.

Are my new specifications still compatible?

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Just now, _Meme_ said:

Are my new specifications still compatible?

With a few exceptions (such as really old cards not working with new hardware, and vice versa), basically any PCIe video card will work in a PCIe slot.

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Just now, FakeKGB said:

With a few exceptions (such as really old cards not working with new hardware, and vice versa), basically any PCIe video card will work in a PCIe slot.

(I meant game-wise)

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Just now, _Meme_ said:

(I meant game-wise)

What do you mean, exactly?
I'm not understanding.

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1 minute ago, FakeKGB said:

What do you mean, exactly?
I'm not understanding.

 

22 minutes ago, _Meme_ said:

Mostly Minecraft, 2 (hoping for 3 eventually) monitors at 1280*1024 with 75hz refresh. Wouldn't mind higher framerate. Garry's Mod or almost anything on steam by Valve, too.

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Just now, _Meme_ said:

 

 

Ah.

I'm 90% sure it'll work fine. I've never met a game my GTX 650 Ti BOOSTs can't play (2013 cards), and I don't think there are any known problems with a 3770 running games.

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12 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

Ah.

I'm 90% sure it'll work fine. I've never met a game my GTX 650 Ti BOOSTs can't play (2013 cards), and I don't think there are any known problems with a 3770 running games.

Also, does the card have at least one of each?:

  • DisplayPort port
  • VGA (or DVI-I) port

 

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18 minutes ago, _Meme_ said:

Also, does the card have at least one of each?:

  • DisplayPort port
  • VGA (or DVI-I) port

 

Pascal cards do have DisplayPort, but they do not have analog output. To get analog you'll need:

A. An HDMI/DisplayPort to VGA adapter

B. A Maxwell (900-series) or older card

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33 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

Pascal cards do have DisplayPort, but they do not have analog output. To get analog you'll need:

A. An HDMI/DisplayPort to VGA adapter

B. A Maxwell (900-series) or older card

I have 1 DP to VGA already. Thanks for the info.

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as said before. gtx 770 or above will suit you fine. also try buying used gpus.

 

depending on the psu rx 570 or 580 would be nice too. or older r9 390 if you have decent airflow in the case (which i highly doupt)

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Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

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