One of my computers has a failed video card. What replacement Graphics card makes sense as a replacement?
Would the Econobox alternative, Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030, recommended in the Tech Report's Econobox Alternative make sense / work? https://techreport.com/review/33699/the-tech-report-system-guide-summer-2018-edition/2https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125973&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=11877032&PID=1800524&SID=
Please note motherboard is PCI 2.0 not 3.0 but from what I've read that theoretical bottle neck does not affecting gaming dramatically. At least according to this article: https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/pci-express-3-0-vs-2-0-gaming-performance-gain/5/
Please also note: I have two of these systems and the one that is still working has a functional XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 with 16GB Ram - G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 16GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
Also has a 4TB Hard Drive (Hybrid SSD)
The reason I mention this is I could put the replacement graphics card into this system and pass the working 5770 down into the system described below, so please consider this in your response.
Lastly, please keep in mind the power supply in both these systems is 500W. Thanks!
The system is as follows:
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Xtreme Design w/ True USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/P7P55DE/specifications/
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (this is the card that has failed)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Samsung SH-S223L SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
Dell UltraSharp U2311H 23-inch IPS Monitor