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Nvidia or ATI

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March 7, 2010 12:58:12 AM

I am stumped on what video card to buy. So far I have GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3 AMD 790FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive-OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4G Corsair Professional Series 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Computer Power Supply CMPSU-750HX, Active PFC, Supports SATA and PCI-E . I just can't decide. I really don't want to spend 400 bucks on a video card . What do ya'll think? I plan to play games like battlefield bad company 2.

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March 7, 2010 1:06:47 AM

Definitely an ATI card for a 790FX board, something like the 5850 would be a good pick and wont cost you 400, only 300ish.

I would suggest dropping down to a 790X board and a 955 processor though, it will save you some and you wont take any significant performance hit and can just OC the 955 to make up for it.
March 7, 2010 2:00:24 AM

If your rez is 1920x1080 like hunter315 said a HD 5850 will give you good FPS in most games, for better FPS the HD 5870 will net you about 30% more GPU performance, its as simple as that.

Now as for what do you need, only you can answer that question, like they say ( You can lead a horse to the water hole, but you cant make him drink it )

March 7, 2010 2:33:09 AM

go with ati
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