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Choosing/ Installing Graphics Card

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Hi all,

My friend built me a machine in June 2013 and I am hoping to finally get a graphics card so I can do some gaming. I am not the most computer literate person

My hardware configurations are the followings:
Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-DS3H Motherboard
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.4GHz Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 N900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Cetrified ATX/ EPS PSU
Western Digital Black - 3.5 inch 1 TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM

My software version:
OX X 10.8.4

Multibeast version:
5.3.1

My questions are:
1) What should I get if I am planning to spend between £100 - £200?
2) What is compatible with my setup?
3) What steps should I take towards installing a graphics card in this situation?

Many thanks.

C
 
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Hi, did you figure this out? I have the same setup and want to do the same
 
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Still haven't figure it out yet... Hoping someone who knows would reply... One day...
 

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Any Nvidia GPU up to Kepler generation, any AMD GPU up to GCN 1.0 generation. AMD would need a modern bootloader (=> Clover, not Chimera/Chameleon).

If you consider upgrading to El Capitan any time, go for a Nvidia Kepler GPU, e.g. GTX 660, 670 680, 760, 770, 780.
 
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