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What GPU should i buy for my i5 750 build?

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November 13, 2009 1:16:43 AM

can any experts share some advice on what GPU(s) i should slip into my i5 750 gaming build with 1680 x 1050 monitor, 750W power, GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P mobo? i want this rig hit at least 50-60fps on max settings for modern warfare 2, starcraft 2, battlefield bad company 2, maybe crysis too.

i'm skeptical regarding whether a DirectX11 card is worth it right now. won't it be at least two years before we start seeing games developed using DX11 standards anyway? i'm inclined to ignore the hype and just get a decent DX10 GPU (or two for SLI/crossfire) in order to get the biggest bang for the buck.

any suggestions? big thanks..

MOBO
GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


>CPU

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


>Video Card

???
Radeon HD 4870 1GB
GeForce GTX 260 (Core 216)
Radeon HD 5770 ??? 5850?


>Monitor

Asus 22" 1680 x 1050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

>Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 13, 2009 1:21:08 AM

You want to get decent Crysis max settings? No less than crossfire'd 5850's. And they'll last you for awhile to.

About your DX11 misgivings; 20 games are already in production for it, and many more will follow.
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