Need help choosing a video card

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by AnarethoS, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    Hi everyone!

    I good with software/Os but I am a little outdated on hardware.

    One of my client want to upgrade her video card.

    She want's to play Civilisation 6 and Planet Coaster.

    Her motherboard is a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 and she have a i5 3.5GHz with 8gb of ram.

    Which Nvidia card would you recommend for her?

    She doesn't have a lot of money and wont run multiple screen at the same time.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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  3. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #4 Joe C, Feb 14, 2017
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    What kind of a budget are you looking to spend on a video card?
     
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  4. matt167

    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    Don't need much power for those games. An RX460 can be had new for $90 and rebates will take it back to $80. That is probably the cheapest deal out there right now. Anything more and she's not going to use it.

    If you can order from Ascendtech in the states, they have a lot of OEM Dell cards and you can probably pick something powerful enough for $50-60. The onboard graphics might be enough though, and onboard graphics are now starting to surpass older video cards
     
  5. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    First of all I'm in Canada. So I must order from TigerDirect.ca or NewEgg.ca or Amazon.Ca

    She currently has a Radeao 1gb (don't know the model) and have a budget of max 125$.
     
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  6. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    Evga Gtx 750 Ti 2gb (155$) or Evga Gtx 950 2gb (180$) (I will try to convince her to pay a little more for something good).
     
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  7. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    The GeForce GTX 750 Ti will get killed by a Radeon RX460! And an RX460 shouldn't be more than $125!

    And if you want Nvidia, get the GTX 1050!
     
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