My new PC is Win 7 64 bit, has the ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-V LK Rev X.0x mobo, with 3.30 gigahertz Intel Core i5-2500K processor with 32 gigs of RAM and is overclocked from the manufacturer at 4.0 gigs. It has a 1200 volt power supply
So, it came with the EVG GeForce GTS 450 1024mb graphics card... and it went bad. It started freezing up every few seconds, so I went over to Fry's and bought the EVG GeForce GTX650 2gb because they guy at Fry's said Nvida was the p00p.
But, I don't like it. It's occasionally gets slow, and I can hear it start working each time I get busy doing alot of stuff on my computer (no gaming here, just business stuff like webdesign, office applications, working with graphics)
So, I'm thinking of throwing a few more dollars at this since I can take this unit I bought from Fry's back, and I can write all this off of my taxes anyway since it's my main business machine.
My previous computer (from '06, running XP Pro, recently rebuilt with a new mobo, running an AMD quad 4 processor... and runs great!) has a graphics card from ATI that is still being used after the rebuild since I never had any problems with it.
So, I'm thinking I need to go with ATI (isn't that the same as Radeon?)... maybe that's my brand since I've had good results with them on my other system.
So, I'm thinking of going with the: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-E 3.0 Graphics Card GV-R797OC-3GD. It is the Factory Overclocked Edition: Core Clock: 1000MHz (Std 925MHz)
I found this on Amazon for $389, and keep in mind I'm getting the $149 I spent for the current one back so I'm only spending around $250. It's at - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeo...=IAHT71WH5AR15
Is this a good choice, or should I be considering other graphics cards before making a decision?