QuestionPosted on {{'2017-07-01T20:24:13-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}

Finally Upgrading my Old College Build

I am looking to upgrade my older college build PC. When I did it I put top of the line stuff in there and right now I am only lacking a graphics card to keep up with todays games. :)So this is what I have. Intel i5 CPU 750@2.67 GHz Mother Board EVGA P55 SLI LE E6538 GB RAMGe Force 9500GT NVIDIA Card 1GB6......

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Written on {{'2017-07-14T19:57:10-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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What do you suggest? I thought I had the goods, but I guess I don't on my board. Need to keep this under 500$
Edited on {{'2017-07-02T18:36:10-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Just to tell you the truth if your trying to run the latest games you need a new PC.
With that motherboard it would be a stretch if it would support one of the new cards. You might be able to update the BIOS and run a card like a GTX 750ti it would be about a 1000% performance increase over what you have.
Your processor is 10 years old (2007) and could/will limit your performance in most of the newer games.
EVGA is not a very good brand of board because they have very few BIOS updates to support newer hardware.
I would update the BIOS on the board to the last version and try to run this card. (could even be plug and play with just a driver update for the new card)
 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487028&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=  (requires a 6 pin power connector any 600 watt PSU should have that and is 9 inches long so make user it fits in your case.
X16 is X16 they all fit the same the only difference in 1.0 to 3.0 is the bandwidth or rather the speed of the lane 1.0 would not be saturated by a 750ti so no performance difference.

For running both cards well yes BUT NOT THE THING TO DO! Your going to have driver conflicts and the 9500 card could only be a dedicated phis X card and not really give any performance increase.
Written on {{'2017-07-05T14:37:00-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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9500GT will not work "with" the 1050 or 1060 in 3D mode. It will just enable more monitors to be plugged in and an expanded 2D windows desktop space.

Nvidia SLI requires 2 of the SAME MODEL GPU to be used to "boost" 3D in game FPS.

Also, 1050 and 1060 GPU based cards ARE NOT CAPABLE of SLI (they lack the SLI bridge connector port feature to link 2 cards together)

Written on {{'2017-07-06T14:16:53-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Definitely do something about the board, bro.

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