Question Looking to upgrade to a $300 GPU

Feb 25, 2021
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Hello all,

I am looking to upgrade my GPU and used a format for details from the forum. I have included below as well my current computer build. Please let me know what GPU would work with my current set up and if there are any other upgrades that would be needed.

Current Build:
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD
Processor Intel i5-2500K 3.30GHZ
Power Supply Corsair TX650M
Graphics Card Nvidia GTX560
Hard Drives Samsung SSD 850 EVO250 G/ST2000DM006-2DM164/WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0
Case Cooler Master Elite 430 Black
Monitors ASUS VE248/Dell U2410


Budget Range: $200-$300AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Video Editing, Surfing the Internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: GPU

Current OS: Windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cplonline.com.au

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Parts Preferences: I would like to upgrade to a Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 on each monitor

Additional Comments: I am looking to play the Sims 3 and Sims 4 and I currently use Adobe Premiere Pro 2017

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am upgrading to improve my ability to run more games at higher settings and potentially run more modern games.
 
Hello all,

I am looking to upgrade my GPU and used a format for details from the forum. I have included below as well my current computer build. Please let me know what GPU would work with my current set up and if there are any other upgrades that would be needed.

Current Build:
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD
Processor Intel i5-2500K 3.30GHZ
Power Supply Corsair TX650M
Graphics Card Nvidia GTX560
Hard Drives Samsung SSD 850 EVO250 G/ST2000DM006-2DM164/WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0
Case Cooler Master Elite 430 Black
Monitors ASUS VE248/Dell U2410


Budget Range: $200-$300AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Video Editing, Surfing the Internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: GPU

Current OS: Windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cplonline.com.au

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Parts Preferences: I would like to upgrade to a Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 on each monitor

Additional Comments: I am looking to play the Sims 3 and Sims 4 and I currently use Adobe Premiere Pro 2017

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am upgrading to improve my ability to run more games at higher settings and potentially run more modern games.
Considering your CPU and resolution (up to 1080p CPU does most work) with that budget I'd suggest something like AMD Rx 560 or Rx 570 at most.
 

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