Can't decide on a graphics card

Hey everyone. I'm deciding to upgrade my graphics card, which is an ATI Radeon HD 4830 and I need help since I don't know how to choose a card.

I want a single card that can run the latest games smoothly at very high settings averaging 30-40 fps.

My current specs if needed:
-Phenom II 955 BE
-6 GB G.Skill Ram (2 x 1 GB sticks and 2 x 2 GB sticks)
-ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
-and a Seasonic M12 620w PSU.
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  1. What's your budget? The GTX560Ti seems to be among the best bang for buck, but depends on Resolution and budget.
  2. MY budget is around $200. I don't really care much for a high resolution. 1680x1050 is good enough for me. :]
  3. your current graphics card does not let you play on high settings?
  4. No it doesn't.
  5. Haddad said:
    MY budget is around $200. I don't really care much for a high resolution. 1680x1050 is good enough for me. :]


    He's not asking what resolution you'd like, but what you have. What is your monitor resolution?

    To answer your question, $200 will buy you just about the best card on the market. This, of course, if you don't care that it's used. I would look on a P2P exchange site like eBay or craigslist for a used card under $200. I bought my GIGABYTE HD 6870 for $202 on eBay about 2 months ago. It's clocked at 920/1090 and shreds every game out there.
  6. for less $200 you can get a 460 gtx which should play everything fairly well (and going SLI with 'em will beat a 480)

    Or spend a little more and pick up a 560 which roughly matches a 470 (which I can tell you plays everything at full...although I'm running an i5-750.)
  7. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102913

    radeon 6870 1 gig, 199$ with mail-in-rebate , the ti 560 is more in the 230$+ spectrum so that doesnt work, unless he wants to spend the extra 50$

    also there this card which is 169$ with rebate:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150516

    169$ after mail-in-rebate and its a 6850 :)

    but for the extra money id go with the 6870 , but its up to u

    both would make a fine choice to a gaming rig
  8. You can get a 5850 or a fast gtx460 for under $200 right now. Both would be better than the 5830 at 16x10 resolution. ( reAD the specs on the 460's, they vary a lot ). I have a 5850....
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