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March 30, 2013 6:10:58 PM

Hi,

I'm in the process of building a computer to be used just for sim racing (iRacing) and nothing else. I have all other parts ready to go (posted below) and can't decide on the GPU to get the resolution (5760x1080; max settings) and a minimum of 60fps. My budget is no more than $240 after rebates.

Spec of the new build...
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Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45
CPU: Core i5-3570k
RAM: Microcenter 401190
OS HDD: SAMSUNG MZ-7PD128BW
Storage HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKX
Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling PPCMK3S400
Case: NZXT Source 210
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92

No overclocking is planned.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Geran Brown

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March 30, 2013 6:13:35 PM

i dont see any specs posted alone.
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March 30, 2013 6:26:03 PM

Ohkay, uhm... you're saying a $240 budget for the graphics card, right? Look for a cheap 7950, or if you can't find that, a 7870XT.
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March 30, 2013 6:34:37 PM

I wouldn't recommend anything less than a 7950 for eyefinity. That extra vram will be very useful, some games will go over that 2gb threshold. You get 100 dollars worth of games with the 7950 that you could sell easily for 50-60, bringing the price down close to your budget. If you can't afford it now then I would save up. It is worth it over a 7870 for your high resolution.
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March 30, 2013 7:11:51 PM

tenaciousk said:
i dont see any specs posted alone.
I've updated the first post...my bad for not posting it earlier.
DarkSable said:
Ohkay, uhm... you're saying a $240 budget for the graphics card, right? Look for a cheap 7950, or if you can't find that, a 7870XT.
Yes it is $240 just for the GPU, that's all I want to spend. Thanks for the suggestion.
cdrkeen said:
I wouldn't recommend anything less than a 7950 for eyefinity. That extra vram will be very useful, some games will go over that 2gb threshold. You get 100 dollars worth of games with the 7950 that you could sell easily for 50-60, bringing the price down close to your budget. If you can't afford it now then I would save up. It is worth it over a 7870 for your high resolution.
Thanks for the suggestion. I really appreciate the quick response. I will look into the 7950.
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