Is the AMD Radeon R7 265 Graphics Card compatible with the Intel DH61BE Motherboard?
I am looking to upgrade my graphics card and I`ve come across the MSI AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0, but I am unaware if they are compatible. I would also like to know if this card is the best option for my price budget, which is approximately $160
if you can bump up 10 more $ you should get the EVGA GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW w/ ACX Cooling Video Card
that card is the one I am using now before I upgrade to the gtx 970 and it runs like a champ and also runs pretty cool too I have never seen it go above 52-53 celsius even when I overclocked it by 10% also it runs games pretty smoothly on hi/ultimate mix settings just make sure to have shadows on medium for some reason shadows kills your fps. I have had that card for about 8 months or so and have never had a problem with it playing even newer games like Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age Inquisition
Im just giving you first hand experience that I have with the 750 Ti but from the benchmarks I have been reading on the gtx 660 on paper it seems to be the slightly better option and also if you want later on you can sli the 660 for even better performance you cant do that with the 750 Ti's right now also keep in mind the 750 Ti has way less power consumption and runs really cool for a graphics card so if your worried at all about a little higher power bill go for the 750 Ti if not get the 660 for slightly better performance and sli in the future if you want to
For $160 this is the best that you can get: