Buying a new graphics card and motherboard

Sambarta

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Sir ,I have intel i3 2120 3.3 GHz processor.
What is the best motherboard and graphics card for this processor without slowing my pc performance.
Need the quickest and easiest solution for this.
Plz hurry!!!
 

Derza10

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If you don't want to replace a lot of stuff get just the GTX 750 Ti:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $109.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-03 11:53 EDT-0400

Really this is going to be a good balance for your current CPU, If you want to get a better video card you will need to buy a new PSU, I'd also recommend getting a new motherboard and CPU to get the full performance out of a better GPU, if you do all this it is going to cost you about $600 though (If you could give us a budget range it would make it easier to help you):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($308.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $617.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-03 11:56 EDT-0400

Another option would be to just get the PSU and GPU in the above list and then later get a new CPU/motherboard.
 

Sambarta

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I dont care about the bugget and my any model with LGA 1155.Now which motherboard and graphics card is the best ?and why for both.
Also see if it bottlenecks my processor or not.
 

Sambarta

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Sorry about the interruption due to cyclone.
My power supply is Zebronic 450 W.
Motherboard is DH61WW and graphics card is Geforce 210. Now what are the changes should I make
 

Derza10

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Is something wrong with your current motherboard? If it is still working i wouldn't bother replacing it... Just add a better GPU, The GTX 750 Ti is probably your best option without also needing to upgrade the PSU. (The PSU you have is really pretty bad)
 

Sambarta

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What about the R9 270X or R9280.Is it better than the GTX 750Ti ?
Will the R9 270 X or 280 bottleneck the pc or not ?
Also what about GTX 780 ti ?
 

Derza10

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You would need to buy a new PSU if you wanted to use any of those GPUs.
 

Sambarta

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Which one is better GTX 780 ti or R9 270X OC or R9 280X ?
From these 3 which one is the best for intel i3 2120 3.3GHz processor.If you have any better solution Plz share!!!
 

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The 780ti, and the 280x WILL FRY your Power supply when you push the cards, also your cpu may not be able to keep up.

The 270X PROBABLY WILL FRY you power supply as your psu is not a high quality psu.

If I were to sync any money aside from a 750ti in your system I would build a new one.
 

Sambarta

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Now if I change my PSU to the required will my Processor take it ? and its compatible motherboard ? because I am having some difficulties with my MB
 

logainofhades

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You will have no issues with compatibility, when getting a new, quality, power supply. I wouldn't choose a 750ti, when you can get a better card for a similar cost.
 

Derza10

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If you don't want to replace a lot of stuff get just the GTX 750 Ti:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $109.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-03 11:53 EDT-0400

Really this is going to be a good balance for your current CPU, If you want to get a better video card you will need to buy a new PSU, I'd also recommend getting a new motherboard and CPU to get the full performance out of a better GPU, if you do all this it is going to cost you about $600 though (If you could give us a budget range it would make it easier to help you):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($308.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $617.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-03 11:56 EDT-0400

Another option would be to just get the PSU and GPU in the above list and then later get a new CPU/motherboard.
 

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