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Friend wants to add new videocard to old-ass computer. What is the best bang-for-your-buck GPU right now?


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He has a Dell HP Elite 7100 Microtower PC. His CPU is a i7 860 2.8ghz with a ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU. I was thinking of pushing him up to a 1000-series or 1100-series nVidia. 

 

Any thoughts? He primarily wants it to play Overwatch (since he can't run it now). Looking online even his old-ass CPU should be okay for it.

 

 

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FYI Overwatch will bottleneck older quad-core CPUs. He may not get 60fps even on low details with a CPU that old. Not saying that 60fps is required obviously but in a really twitchy, fast game like Overwatch, it helps a lot.

 

How big is this "micro tower" he's got? Will it fit a regular-size GPU? Sounds like it because of the 4850 but these newer GPUs are probably longer.

 

Because the CPU is so old, I recommend a better GPU he can use in a new system when he decides to rebuild. 1060/570/580 minimum.

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