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Currently these are the important system specs:
Currently my GPU has a problem (as most gtx 470's do) of getting very hot. Hot as in... as I'm typing this it's maybe 68f. in my room and it's running at 65% fan speed with temp of 65c. on a 30% usage (according to msi). I can run everything I want without issue, but my card easily heats up to the 90+c with 85-95 % fan speed. I have cleaned my case (antec 900) of dust countless times, added a side panel fan, and moved the wires around to allow for better airflow. Nothing makes much of a difference. I understand that my card is built and meant to run at high temps, but I also feel as if I had something in 2010 that could push the card I would have been able to RMA it due to these temps. This isn't something that's happened out of nowhere, the card has always been like this. I am worried though that my card will soon give way as it's showing it's age.
I could probably afford a GPU around $200 if anyone has any suggestions. I'm currently unable to upgrade anything else along with this in my machine at the current time though. I'm asking for help with this because I'm unsure as to what GPUs out there would be a good fit for my system. I also am unsure as to the compatability of the newer PCI 3.0 GPU's with a PCI 2.0 mobo as I have. Would they work?
Thanks in advance guys!