One of the biggest misconceptions with PC hardware is when putting together a rig,you need to spend a notes ransom on a graphic card. Its true,the better and more expensive the graphic card, the better the performance. There are plenty of graphics cards on the market that you can purchased for under $500,you can even get graphic cards even cheaper and still run high level PC games at 1080p. There is something about the new GeForce GTX 960 graphic card that intriguing,for one its cheap at $200 and for two,it has some pretty awesome specs for a graphic card of this cheap price point.
The GTX 960 delivers high level gaming images at 1080p, GeForce claims the GTX 960 will deliver 60 frames per second on even some the demanding gaming titles,remember this is a $200 graphic card we're talking here.
If that doesn't blow you away,for $200 you get a graphic card (GTX 960) that has the new "GM206" GPU which uses a 28nm processor,it packs 1024 CUDA cores,16 streaming multiprocessors,32 ROP units,64 texture units. It draws it power from a single 6-pin connector.The GTX 960 uses the latest Maxwell technology which means the graphic card will run cool and efficient,it uses 120 watt TDP, not only is there cool and efficiency taking place with this piece of hardware,but it also runs very quiet under heavy intense overload.
The GTX 960 measures 9.5-inch in length which will take up dual slots in your PC case,so you'll need a PC case that is very roomy. It comes outputted with a dual-Link DVI port,a HDMI 2.0 port, and 3 DisplayPorts.
Now the skeptics would say 2GB of GDDR5 memory with a 128-bit bus would be considered to be a downgrade for ultimate intense gaming,especially now you're seeing graphic cards with 3-4GB with 512-bit bus,but what you expect for just $200.
Still though in test done with the GTX 960, as I mentioned earlier in this post,you can squeeze 60 fps which was tested on every single gaming title that uses intense graphics.
Building your first PC,why not purchase the GeForce GTX 960.