Hey I am going to be building a new desktop trying to stay under $1000, I will be using a i5 750 quad core processor and a gigabyte ga-p55-usb3 motherboard (see links below). I will be using this computer to play games including star craft II, counterstrike, MW2, Guild wars 2. I would like a higher end Video card but i still wanna try to stay under my $1000 limit. Please leave your personal choice and why you chose this. Thanks
I've seen a lot of recommendations for the GTX460... Might want to look into that. If 200 is a little bit expensive, there's always the 5770. But from what i've seen, you might as well just bump up to the 460...
I am using a 650W psu (not sure if that is more than enough or not) also. I am using a monitor with either 1600 x 900 or maybe something a little better depending on the extra money i have left over. I am looking to spend about $100-$200 on the video card
@ 1600x900 even an ATI 5770 is more than you need.
If you upgrade to anything better (1920x1080 for example) I'd go GTX 460.
If you upgrade to 1680x1050 an ATI 5770 could do it.
Ultimately, the best bang for your buck is the GTX 460 in my opinion. Personally, I'd opt for the 1GB version as it'll give you more memory for large textures at higher resolutions. Granted, at your current 1600x900 it won't matter much, and the GTX 460 would be overkill.