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Selecting New GPU, DX11, Budget: $200-300

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November 26, 2010 6:00:37 AM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime between now and Christmas BUDGET RANGE: USD $200-300 Before Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Starcraft 2, Mafia 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Company of Heroes, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Command & Conquer 4, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, all at full settings)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nVidia EVGA 8800 GTX and not sure what my current power supply is, but I'm buying a new one, whatever is required for my new GPU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core i5-760, as for the rest of the components, again, I will buy whatever is needed, maybe you guys can recommend some components for my new build.

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: California, USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want full settings with minimal lag, if possible. Of course with price, the lower the better, but if I can't do that with a $200 card then I'll go higher.
a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2010 10:42:14 AM

470 SLI would definitely be a good idea provided:
1. You have a good cabinet
2. You have good airflow/ ventilation in the cabinet
3. You have a good PSU (brand and power)

Therefore, tell us your PSU details (Brand, power, etc) as well as your PC cabinet in order to help us help you.
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November 26, 2010 11:21:08 PM

Well, I've chosen the NZXT Tempest Evo, it seems like an Antec 902, for less, and in my opinion, better looks. The cooling should be okay, I think, I'll upgrade my fans if need be.

I was actually thinking about two 460 GTX's in SLI, it's a bit cheaper. But, what would I need,power supply wise for either of those setups?
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 7:00:22 PM

I suggest CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply. It will run any dual SLI config in my opinion (2x460/2x470 no doubts.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 27, 2010 9:12:51 PM

Just built a system with a 6870 in it, excellent card definitely think about getting one :) 
a c 376 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 11:25:48 PM

I'd wait until the HD6950 is released and see if it fits in your budget. Otherwise you should be choosing between an HD6870 and a GTX 470.
November 28, 2010 12:48:50 AM

$180 for a power supply seems quite expensive...

Also those cards look nice, but kind of expensive, I was hoping maybe a little less cash.

I don't think I'm going to go SLI immediately, but eventually.
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 1:33:48 AM

Newegg has a sale for the 5870s for around $280ish, and a mail in rebate as well.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 2:23:55 AM
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sirslicey said:
$180 for a power supply seems quite expensive...

Also those cards look nice, but kind of expensive, I was hoping maybe a little less cash.

I don't think I'm going to go SLI immediately, but eventually.

These are both good brands, much cheaper and will easily handle SLIed GTX 470s when the time comes if that is what you end up going with;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This GTX 470 is for $240 after the promo code and shipping is what I would get;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It will do very well at 1080p and also is a good overclocker.
December 11, 2010 6:29:20 AM

Best answer selected by Sirslicey.
a c 271 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 9:14:36 AM

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