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Need to pick a new graphics card

hi my first time on the forums

i have had my pc for a year nearly now
and i need to upgrade my graphics card

at the moment i'm running a asus 9800 gt 512mb

i have just under $1000 to spend

ill be running some pretty heavy games so performance is a must :)

my mobo is a gigabyte p55a-ud4

i will also need a new case so any suggestions would be welcomed

this may or may not help but my cpu is a i7-860
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  1. at what resolution are you going to be gaming?
  2. 1600x900
    ill be playing nearly every fps ever lol
  3. what windows version do you have?if you have windows vista or xp.At your resolution go for a gtx 260 or a ati radeon hd 4890.If you are on windows 7 go for a gtx 460 or a ati radeon hd 5770(5770 is weaker than 4890 and 260 but still pretty good)

    My rig
    Intel core i7 870
    6gb ddr3 ram
    650w psu
    MSI GTX 260 CORE 216 1792MB SINGLE CARD SUPERCLOCKED
    Plays crysis warhead(the most demanding game of all time)at 29-40 fps at 1680X1050 Resolution.so you get the idea on how other less demanding games will perform
  4. what about a ati 5970?
  5. waldor said:
    what about a ati 5970?

    way too overkill for ur resolution.a 5970 or gtx 480 is for rez up and above 1920X1080.For ur resolution the cards I listed are perfect
  6. ok cools man ill look into them and see what happens when i get my cash :)
  7. Best answer selected by waldor.
  8. We need to know way more about your system before we can acutally help you.
    What is your mobo, cpu, ram, psu.

    With 1000 dollars you can get a really good GPU and a monitor upgrade.
  9. Helltech said:
    We need to know way more about your system before we can acutally help you.
    What is your mobo, cpu, ram, psu.

    With 1000 dollars you can get a really good GPU and a monitor upgrade.

    he doesn't need an extreme power card at his rez.as i said at 1680X1050 I get 29-40 fps in crysis warhead.At 1600X1024 I get 35-50 fps at which crysis warhead is smooth as silk
  10. Best answer
    Uhh yeah, but with 1000 dollars he can get a higher resolution monitor as well as a better GPU.....
  11. Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
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