Question Graphics Card Recommendation for Old PC

May 23, 2020
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Hi All,
I need a recommendation on a graphics card for my old PC, it has never had one but i'd like one for gaming but unsure if any new ones will be compatible

PC specs:
Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z
GPU Chipset - 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
CPU: i5-2500K with Zalman cpu cooler (not overclocked)
PSU: Antec 620W
Storage: Samsung Pro 2.5" SSD
Case: Coolermaster HAF 912

Thank you
 

WildCard999

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The AMD RX 570 would be a good pairing and should work on that system.

With decent cooling you should be able to get a good overclock on that 2500K, the Intel Temperature Guide has all the information and tools to do so. Read through it first before attempting the overclock.

Getting the GPU and overclocking the CPU should give you a decent 1080P gaming system.
 

NoFaultius

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I'll throw in a recommendation for team Green. On ebay, for $50 or less you can get a GTX 970 with 4GB memory that would pair nice with that system. If you're a baller, spend $100 and get a 980ti.
 

NoFaultius

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I'll throw in a recommendation for team Green. On ebay, for $50 or less you can get a GTX 970 with 4GB memory that would pair nice with that system. If you're a baller, spend $100 and get a 980ti.
I'm replying to my own thread for historical purposes. 980ti are selling on ebay right now for between $300 to $380, most closer to $380. I wish I bought a bunch!
 

animekenji

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I'm replying to my own thread for historical purposes. 980ti are selling on ebay right now for between $300 to $380, most closer to $380. I wish I bought a bunch!
I got lucky and bought a factory OC 970 right before the price increases for about $100. The cheapest 980 was $150. I didn't think it was worth paying 50% more money for only about a 12% performance uplift. I would have bought the 980 if I had known the prices were going to go crazy.
 

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