Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx
I'm planning on upgrading my graphics card to somewhere in the ATI Radeon HD 7000 series. however, this seems to be a more difficult job choosing what graphics card to get since there seems to more to a graphics card.
My current system specs are listed to the left
The max I can pay for it $200.
Can someone help in choosing a good graphics card somewhere in the ATI Radeon HD 7000 series that is less $200 or less and will work with my system specs?
Your motherboard has a PCI-E X16 3.0 slot, so it should support any PCI-E X16 graphics card.
The main issues would be whether your power supply has the right PCI-E auxiliary power connectors (can be worked around with adapters, but that's not preferred), whether it has enough current capacity, and whether the card will physically fit in you case. (Some cards are too long for some cases.)
At a hard limit of $200CD, it looks like the highest end card would be a Radeon HD 7850: Newegg.ca - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, $100 - $200, AMD
There are some 2GB models on the list. Here's one: SAPPHIRE HD 7850 2GB GDDR5
Sapphire requires a 500W PSU with two 6 pin PCI-E power connectors. The card is 207 mm (8.15") long, so it's not a long one.
The nearest nVidia based competitor looks like the 660 card (not 660ti), but it'd be a little more expensive.