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EXPERTS PLEASE - I have an old computer that needs graphics help...

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Daemach, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Daemach

    Daemach New Member

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    I have a really nice Dell Precision T3600 with 24GB of RAM and a 6-core processor. Beefy, but the video card is OpenGL (Quadro 2000). Here are the specs from Dell: https://www.dell.com/yu/business/p/precision-t3600/pd

    I want to modernize the video card and use it for gaming - mostly Vermintide 2 at the moment. Monitor is only 1920x1080 so I don't need anything too extreme, but I would like to kick the graphics quality in game to the max. The specs say it can support two PCI Express® x16 Gen 2 or Gen 3 graphics cards up to 300W (total for graphics)

    Is there a good DirectX card for ~$50 that is compatible?
     
  2. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    Well extreme settings @ 1080p in that game is going to need MIN AMD570/580 Nvidia 970/1060.I suggest search the forums you visit and look in the buy and sell section.
    Not sure if you can get one of those cards for 50 bucks but hey you might.
     
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    Daemach New Member

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    Thanks for responding! And those will be compatible with PCI Express 16x Gen 3?

    How about Medium/High and good FortNite performance?
     
  4. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    Yes they will work in your machine and yes they will work with Fortnite but both of those games I heard are a mess when it comes to playing smooth gameplay.
    Anyway like I mentioned you can look for used card cheap and for the War Hammer game is the minimum card needed to run max quality settings 50-60 FPS @ 1080.Good luck in your search
     

  5. INSTG8R

    INSTG8R Ancient Guru

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    Any PCI card will work it's more about your low budget and high expectations. You also need to consider power. According to the Spec page it could have a 425W PSU or a 635W. If it's the lower you need to take that into consideration. I will second gerardfraser and suggest a 1060, perfectly good card for 1080p and not too power hungry. JUST make sure you get a 6GB and not a 3GB or you will have regrets. But you're definitely not gonna get the performance you after with your current budget You're gonna have lower your expectations even if you go through the used market
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=gtx 1060&Submit=ENE
     
  6. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    Agreed...

    1060 3gb is good card for 1080p. Just put one in, in my sister's old pc. Played Dragon Quest 11 @ 1080p, Max settings like hot knife through butter.

    1060 will be perfect for 1080p.

    1440p, not 60 fps but smooth enough to play, and 4k forget it, like 20+fps lol.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Well I hate to tell you that I sold my 1060 earlier to a local buyer. I still have an EVGA GTX 770 2gb OC that I'm asking $40 for.
     
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    drac Ancient Guru

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    It surprises me no one has suggested a 1660. I’d get one of those for 1080p. More expensive, but hey, whats sacrificing a few games that your on the fence about to justify it. ;)
     
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  10. user1

    user1 Maha Guru

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    you *might* be able to find a used hd 7950 for that price, which would be a pretty big upgrade, i'd also keep an eye out for something like a 7870 or gtx 950 , both of which you may be able to find used and would be a large improvement, though be aware that older parts will have reduced lifespan.

    You would have alot more options if you were to increase your budget to $75-110
     
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    FWIW I use/used a RTX2070, XFX RX580 and EVGA GTX1060 3gb in a Xeon 1620-0 T3600 workstation.

    Right now a GTX1060 3GB would be a great choice for 1080P as they can be had rather cheaply.
     

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