Looking to upgrade

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I have an Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 motherboard and an AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8 core processor. I am looking to upgrade my graphics card but am not sure the best way to check for compatibility and to ensure that my current hardware is able to actually use the full potential of whatever new card I buy. Any help is appreciated!!
 
Oct 16, 2018
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Corsair GS Series GS700 CP-9020013-NA 700W Power Supply - ATX
budget is <$500
and yes i have a 60Hz monitor
 
The FX-8350 has some limitations in new games with modern GPUs. Not completely, but limitations are there. To actually use a GPU to it's full potential you'd be limited to something like a GTX 1050 Ti. You might consider a major system upgrade along with a more powerful GPU.

*Update: See a comparison of your FX-8350 and a Ryzen 5 2600 -> https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600-vs-AMD-FX-8350/3955vs1489

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg Business)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 4GB Dual Video Card ($183.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $473.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-16 22:19 EDT-0400
 
An intel twist to the build above:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($237.90 @ OutletPC)
Total: $574.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-17 01:34 EDT-0400

Slightly more expensive but the 1060 is a better card imo.
 

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