Looking to buy a better video card

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  1. 2048Megabytes

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  3. beers

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    The 730 is pretty garbage.

    Can you legit not throw in another $25? there are some 570s on slickdeals and eBay around one hundo that would be the equivalent of a racecar vs a tractor trailer in performance
     
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    What video card would you recommend for $100?
     
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    What PSU have you got?
     
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    I believe my power supply is the following: SeaSonic S12II Series S12II 620 Bronze
     
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    Those rx cards are really nice for the money. As mentioned before the 570 may be a few dollars more but will do a nice job. Plus it doubles the memory to 4GB. 2GB seems very low for a lot of games.
     
  10. Darren

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    The 1030's are kind of a joke IMO. Too powerful to be a standard multi monitor kind of card but too slow for any real gaming. You'd be way better off with the 570 even 560.
     
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    Yeah don't get the 1030. The rx560 even are between the 1050 and 1050ti and less expensive.
     
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    I suggest you consider second hand card.
    RX480 would be around that price.
     
  14. beers

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    You can probably find a 8G RX580 around $140-160 on black friday deals, will be more than double the performance of the 560
     
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    I finally did it. I purchased the XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS Black Edition video card that was previously owned for $115 from Ebay.com. I will possibly give a follow up report when it arrives and is installed.

    A thanks to all who gave me advice on this purchase.
     
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    I installed the video card back in December 2019 and then cloned my Windows 7 operating system again to get rid of the old video drivers. The software video drivers were easy to find for the new hardware. I installed them and the card works good on most of my video games. It does not work with a really old video game that was released around 2002 for some bizarre reason. Oh well. I have two computers and the older video game works on my other computer.
     

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