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Recommend me a Graphic Card please?

Hello

I am not THAT big of a gamer as most of you might be, but yes I am fond of it whenever I can manage time. Mostly I'm found multi tasking with a million browser tabs open on my system.

I am looking for a good graphic card up to a range of $100-150 (although if I can get a GOOD card under $100, good enough for My use, then that would be even more awesome) - appropriate for my use and compatible with my system. Now I'm not a total noob when it comes to hardware, but yes this is somewhat new to me, so I can't understand technicalities all that well.

Here is my system:

Motherboard:
Intel Desktop Board DH77KC
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dh77kc.html

Processor:
Intel Core i5-3570K (Internal Graphics: HD 4000)
http://ark.intel.com/products/65520/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Processor-(6M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz)

Ram:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (1600)

Cooler Master 600W Power Supply

GFX:
Currently I have an ordinary nVidia Quadro FX 3450

Also my second confusion is regarding the brands. Every fan club insists on their favourite brand being the best. e.g. Radeo etc. . but I'd love to hear an educated answer as to which company, and brand is preferable for my current need, along with a reason.

Thank you so much, in advance.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127703

    A 650 should do you just fine, and leave you some extra cash. At the low end in all honesty, there really isn't much difference between cards. Though I'm more of an MSi person myself for their Lightning series cards.
  2. Jake Thorn said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127703

    A 650 should do you just fine, and leave you some extra cash. At the low end in all honesty, there really isn't much difference between cards. Though I'm more of an MSi person myself for their Lightning series cards.


    ^This^
    I recently installed an EVGA GTX 650 in a build for a friend of mine, and he's quite satisfied for his needs.. I'd say performance wise it's comparable with an Xbox 360..?

    EVGA Precision X is my favourite overclocking tool for GPU's and the 650 has a nice little chunk of performance headroom to play with.
  3. Thanks for the answer guys! but you mentioned 'at low end'... what can I expect from a low end card? I'm guessing the one you suggested can still run pretty much all games smoothly, no? And if i was to go onto higher end, then what price range should I expect it to fall in to?
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121663 this card is by all accounts so much better and is considered a good budget gaming card. You can expect a decent amount of FPS on intensive games like Battlefield and other games especially paired up with your powerful 3570k
  5. The GTX 770 for example, would be the mid tier, high end card. Then, as I mentioned earlier, manufacturer differences become more pronounced. As Rossdog said, he likes EVGA because of their easy to use overclocking software, I personally like the MSi lightning series cards, they let you get up to 300% stock vooltage out of your cards, I've personally gotten my 770 to ~1350MHz. These cards tend to also cost ~$300 to start, a stock 770 goes for $330, while Lightnings go for $420 new. You should be able to run any game smoothly on the 650 on medium settings.
  6. Roxas_Boy said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121663 this card is by all accounts so much better and is considered a good budget gaming card. You can expect a decent amount of FPS on intensive games like Battlefield and other games especially paired up with your powerful 3570k


    Marginally so at best, it has lower memory and clock speeds, not a profound difference. But yes, better.
  7. Benchmarks don't lie. Also core clocks and memory clocks don't determine the performance of the GPU. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYfBl9wVYIA
  8. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7770-vs-GeForce-GTX-650

    That's what I would go by, not benchmarks. But as I said, the 7770 is still better, just not by that much. It's the shader count that does it.
  9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121642
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121663
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-240-and-250,3717-10.html
    The HD 7770 is a great card - the 2GB version will cost you a little more but if you get into gaming a little more the extra VRAM will be better for games like Skyrim.
    I have owned Asus, Gigabyte, EVGA cards - all quality products.
    -Bruce
  10. Instead of the 2GB 7770 this card is an excellent choice and damn near competes with the GTX 650TI BOOST http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131491
  11. Best answer
    EDIT: this card is on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127762 and comes with 2 free games and is the same card as the 7790 with a different name and has 2gb vram (two games will be a choice between Deus Ex HR, Thief (new one), Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, DIRT 3)

    Highly recommend you buy this as if your life depended on it as Thief alone will cost $60 and the others are triple A games as well
  12. Roxas_Boy said:
    EDIT: this card is on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127762 and comes with 2 free games and is the same card as the 7790 with a different name and has 2gb vram (two games will be a choice between Deus Ex HR, Thief (new one), Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, DIRT 3)

    Highly recommend you buy this as if your life depended on it as Thief alone will cost $60 and the others are triple A games as well


    +1
    These cards don't really need the 2gb of VRAM though, as you will reach the cards performance limits before VRAM becomes an issue.
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