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buja377
07-08-09, 08:41 PM
Ok, so I was going to get a new computer to run new games because my old one was just too old. I tried building on a budget but no matter how much i cut, i wasn't happy with the cost and how much function i was getting out of it. Then I opened up my old comp to take a look at the motherboard and realized i have an empty PCI-expressx16 slot. Looking on newegg i realized this is very outdated, and eventually came to two choices on new video cards. Originally I chose this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127412 to fit in the slot. After some research and finding out 2.0 is backwards compatible, I settled on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339. My question to you is if I go with the 2.0 card, how much performance will I lose with the backwards nature of my old motherboard?

For reference, this is my computer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103059. No upgrades of any kind (yet).

XDanger
07-09-09, 12:31 AM
how much performance will I lose with the backwards nature of my old motherboard?
None to do with the PCI-e x16 slot but all to do with the CPU.

I settled on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339.
Unless you plan on using EVGA step-up get this instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127361R

You'll need a new PSU and an x64 OS ,I recommend buying Windows 7 x64 at the offer price asap.


Your CPU will be a bottleneck, Find the fastest thing you can put in there.