Hello, I know "budget" and "upgrade" don't always belong together, but I'm mainly just playing a little Eve, which seems fairly easy on a GPU. Problem is I've got that crappy Radeon 2600 XT that came with the mac, and I would like to crank up the settings to medium-high.(do people steal all the good ones and swap these and and resell or something? Seems like most second hand ones have this card.) I found some threads, but am only finding suggestions in the 200-300 dollar range. SURELY there is a card in the 100 dollar range that will smoke that 2600 XT?(75-90 would be even better on this "obsolete" machine!) I think I'm okay with losing the boot screen, but a sleep/wake is an absolute must and I would prefer one that is a little easier to set up, if possible...but obviously am willing to make sacrifices to not spend a fortune on a mac certified GPU. In that respect, is AMD any easier to setup and GeForce? I was reading that they are slightly more compatable due to mac being optimized for AMD. Is there still any truth to that? --- Post Merged, Aug 17, 2017 --- Another thought; I also have a budget Linux computer I built with integrated intel HD 610 graphics, which I think is quite a bit better than the 2600 XT. Perhaps it would be better to buy a 15 dollar windows 7 license and just play it on that??? I mean I know that's blasphemy and all around here, but the 3,1 is getting old --- Post Merged, Aug 17, 2017 --- What about bumping it up to the 5770? Would that be an easy card to swap? https://www.ebay.com/i/112527957896?chn=ps&dispItem=1 Really want to avoid any microsoft products lol...Seems like this 5770 would be a pretty decent jump up and should give me enough to run Eve on the higher settings for only 35 dollars.