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07 Aug 2011  

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

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The board has a PCI-Express X16 slot, so it'll take most recent graphics cards. (Newer ones tend to be PCI-E X16 2.0 or 2.1, but they're supposed to be back compatible.)

What's your budget?
Around $100.00 CAD. I am planning on getting a new Sandy Bridge system next year but wanted to upgrade this one a bit to handle a few newer games. Nothing like the new stuff out now of course. Just games released a few years ago.
If I look at, there's sort of a wall at $100 CAD. Above it, you can get cards in the AMD Radeon 67xx series. (Or, the 57xx series.) Below $100, you're in the 66xx series at best. Apparently there's a large performance difference. The nVidia offerings look like they only start to get competitive at the GTS450 level. The very popular GTX 460 cards tend above $150 in the (preferred) 1GB form, although you could save significant money with a recertified unit.
Would this one work with my current setup listed above:
SAPPHIRE 100338L Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card. or

this one from NCIX:
Sapphire Vapor-X HD 6770 860MHZ 1GB 4.8KHZ GDDD5 PCI-E 2x DUAL-LINK 1x Display Port HDMI Video Card or

this one:
Sapphire Radeon HD 6790 840MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI DisplayPort Video Card has far better performance but will need bigger Power Supply.
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