I have 4 kids so it’s hard to build up a rig. I have acquired an old Alienware 17 and was thinking of updating the GPU. Question is should I snag an used 870m or spend $50 more and get a 970m? Screen resolution is 1600x900. Not trying to get any insane FPS. Something consistent is all I need for now. I will build something high end late next year and am just trying to get 18 months of gameplay.
I would buy and install the 870m if you don't care about lower settings. You will still see decent framerates in most titles at the screens default resolution, and it will suffice for 18 months as long as you don't play anything overly demanding. Games like fortnite, apex, cs go, and overwatch should all be playable.