Question Help Upgrade Video card

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HP e9180f desktop,Intell corei7 920 CPU,9Gig Ram,Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OS, NVIDIA GeForce GTS250 1 gig card currently,PCI e 2 slot,one 6 pin power plug,Delta DPS-460 DBA PSU. Looking for advice on the highest quality used gaming card I can install with my current PSU and CPU. Seem to be lots on eBay etc here in Canada.
 
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Budget is $50-200. Know my system is OLD, mostly do Flight simulation. Looked at GTX660 with 3 gig of memory but wondered if I could go higher. In the used market there are a lot of choices as people upgrade, just not sure where to start getting the most bang for the buck . . . New gaming computers are Expensive ,lol.
 

NightHawkRMX

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I would suggest an RX570, but your PSU doesnt have enough juice on the 12v rail and its age make it not a good choice. Something like a GTX1060 6gb would be pretty good pairing with your I7, but again the PSU is iffy partially due to the age.

A GTX1650 would be a good pairing offering solid 1080p performance, whilst only needing a single 6 pin.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-1650-XC-04G-P4-1153-KR-Graphic-Card-Plus-Free-TORQ-X-SN213043/233460734011?hash=item365b58183b:g:B5IAAOSwKlxeF0Dz
 
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Bought a ASus GTX1060 with 6 gig memory, when trying to power on , pre post get 1 long beep two short , no video of course. Not sure what to try, HELP . . . Here's my system :
HP e9180f desktop,Intell corei7 920 CPU,9Gig Ram,Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OS, NVIDIA GeForce GTS250 1 gig card currently,PCI e 2 slot,one 6 pin power plug,Delta DPS-460 DBA PSU.
 
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Bought the card on KIJIJI, yes old card works fine. On the GTS250 there is a two wire connecter from the card back onto the motherboard that's not there on the GTX1060.
 

86zx

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Possibly could get a 1050ti they go for fairly cheap on eBay. Spdif out means optical audio, back then there was a lot of weird audio video gimmicks on computers I had a old Sony desktop with composite video ports on the front for video in that went to a custom capture card.
 
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Got an answer from my local computer store that the Asus GTX1060 would need UEFI instead of the old American Megatrends Bios I have to run.Suggestion was that my system could run up to a GTX6xx card. If that info is correct it could save some one else getting a card they can'y use. If one of the forum readers is knowledgeable enough to confirm or deny I'm sure we'd all appreciate.
 

86zx

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Well the gtx 700 series is the same architecture so I would think if it can run 600 then it should be able to run 700. So you could perhaps if you could run atleast a gtx 760
 

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