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    New graphics card recommendations

    So I've got a new Dell 9020 MT which is sweet but I'm in need of a graphics card. I've got a dual monitor setup and a budget of about 100 - could swing more if it's a good deal.
    Ideally more than one HDMI or DVi would be great or looking towards a DMS-59 port.

    Any suggestions or links would be appreciated, I quite like the GTX760 but it's a bit pricey.

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    What do you want to do with it? Gaming, work, general productivity, transcoding/encoding?

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    'work' and by that gaming ... seriously though handling anything I throw at it. It doesn't have to be gaming card but it needs to be able to handle media/ graphics processing.
    It's mainly used for general working but I do run multimedia applications that can push it.

    Something that can handle two/ three monitors and multiple applications on multiple displays - if I'm making any sense

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    Hmmm, at that budget I'd choose an Nvidia GTX 750Ti (Maxwell). It's not a powerhouse, but it's an efficient card capable of handling gaming, multimedia and CUDA applications while sipping power and staying pretty cool.

    MSI GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB GDDR5 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E.. | Ebuyer.com

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    What is the power output for your PSU? Could be a bottleneck for the more power-hungry cards.

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    The 9020 has a Q87 board which has a PCI-e 2.0 slot - 75W capable which is enough alone for most 750Ti cards without a six pin connector. However, The PSU is 200W - possibly pushing it a bit!

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    Thanks for all the responses. The 750 looks good but may be able to kick the budget higher to the 150 mark with permission and budget. Also trying to avoid VGA ... prefereably DM-59 or HDMI/ DVI

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    The 750Ti linked has DVI and HDMI, (VGA is there but you don't need to use it). You'll struggle to find anything with DM-59 unless you look at certain workstation cards, often low-profile ones.

    150 leaves you with the GTX660 (getting on now but decent) or an R9 270X (a decent rebrand of the HD7870).

    Again, and it's important - consider your PSU here. Your current PSU will not run a GTX660 or R9 270X, and Dell PSUs are not always easy to upgrade.

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    I HIGHLY recommend the GTX760 if you can afford/use it with your current hardware!! Never had any issues with it. I run 2 monitors, PC is mainly for gaming but I also work remotely from it too. Absolutely awesome card!

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    Agree the GTX760 is the best bang for buck card out there at the moment, but the minimum power output Nvidia recommend for one is 500w.
    Last edited by mcrabb; 19th June 2014 at 03:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3OUGH View Post
    I HIGHLY recommend the GTX760 if you can afford/use it with your current hardware!! Never had any issues with it. I run 2 monitors, PC is mainly for gaming but I also work remotely from it too. Absolutely awesome card!
    What you think of this one??

    Zotac GTX 760 OC 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort.. | Ebuyer.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_Ninja View Post
    Looks okay, if I'm honest I can't imagine there is much difference between them but this is the one in my system.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-GeForc...s=palit+gtx760

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    Just checked and I'm restricted by my argh PSU. It's a standard Dell PSU 290Watts and no real additional power connecters (unless an extra cable from the mobo?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post

    Again, and it's important - consider your PSU here. Your current PSU will not run a GTX660 or R9 270X, and Dell PSUs are not always easy to upgrade.
    This !

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    This post just made me realise how lucky I was to win the competition that KitGuru did. I still have to buy the other parts to make a working PC but still , lots of nice shiny goodies

    GPU I have : http://www.ebuyer.com/520541-asus-gt...760-dc2oc-2gd5

    Won a kit guru competition however

    Winner of Asus Sabertooth Z97/GTX760 DCUII and Seasonic Platinum 860W! | KitGuru
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