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July 25, 2013 6:54:24 PM

Hey, I have a geforce gts 450 with an Amd Phenom II x6 1045t and 8GB RAM all on a Biostar A780L3G motherboard. I don't know how many watts my PSU pushes because I don't physically have the system yet and wasn't mentioned in the online listing. I found a card that seems like great value, the gtx 660.For around $200. Will iI be able to max out a lot of games? If not, can you suggest a better card for a similar price? Thanks guys!

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July 25, 2013 7:03:59 PM
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I wouldn't really call a 200 dollar card high end. If you are looking for a good card, spend the extra 50 for a 760. You will get more mileage out of it.
Whether or not you can max out games will depend on your resolution. At 1080p? probably not with the 660, if you got the 760 you would be pretty darn close to maxing everything out. The 760 is basically a repackaged 670 which can max just about everything, but cost 100 dollars less.
If you want something high end you will have to spend 350 to 400 dollars.
July 25, 2013 7:29:49 PM

danielbsipe said:
I wouldn't really call a 200 dollar card high end. If you are looking for a good card, spend the extra 50 for a 760. You will get more mileage out of it.
Whether or not you can max out games will depend on your resolution. At 1080p? probably not with the 660, if you got the 760 you would be pretty darn close to maxing everything out. The 760 is basically a repackaged 670 which can max just about everything, but cost 100 dollars less.
If you want something high end you will have to spend 350 to 400 dollars.
Yeah I would like to run 1080. If I got the 760, I could max out most games with no limitations by my CPU?

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July 26, 2013 5:22:06 AM

games_maxed said:
danielbsipe said:
I wouldn't really call a 200 dollar card high end. If you are looking for a good card, spend the extra 50 for a 760. You will get more mileage out of it.
Whether or not you can max out games will depend on your resolution. At 1080p? probably not with the 660, if you got the 760 you would be pretty darn close to maxing everything out. The 760 is basically a repackaged 670 which can max just about everything, but cost 100 dollars less.
If you want something high end you will have to spend 350 to 400 dollars.
Yeah I would like to run 1080. If I got the 760, I could max out most games with no limitations by my CPU?



Games are generally GPU dependant these days, the PII X6 should be just fine. Granted, if your computer bottlenecks you can most likely blame the cpu, but if you notice a problem, trying giving it a boost or overclock. If you have an am3+ mobo you could always upgrade eventually. But for the extra 50 dollars you will be getting the absolute best price to performance available at this time.

I recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 26, 2013 5:28:53 AM

I would go for a GTX 760 too. Can't go wrong.
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