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Which is the best out of the choices?

Total: 6 votes (1 blank vote)

  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 1GB
  • 80 %
  • 2 Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX+ 512mb
  • 0 %
  • Other (post)
  • 20 %
January 10, 2011 12:02:27 AM

I've been trying to find parts for my first build, and I'm stuck on which GPU to buy.

This computer is going to be mainly used for gaming. I want the games to be really smooth even while recording with fraps. (I want the average fps to be around 50 for any game).

My specs (so far):
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX -
RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
2nd HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Motherboard: ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CD Drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Woops forgot the resolution, it will be: either 1920x1080 or 1680x1050
I have yet to decide on a monitor because I have a spending limit.

I don't want it to be too expensive so I've narrowed it down to 2 choices. I also hope they are compatible with my current system.

Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 1GB
2 Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX+ 512mb

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a c 80 Î Nvidia
January 10, 2011 12:07:17 AM

You are missing the most important piece of info, your resolution.
a b Î Nvidia
January 10, 2011 12:10:05 AM

Only one of those two is an option. Your board doesnt support SLI so you couldnt do 2 9800GTX+, and i would pick the GTX 460 over them anyway.
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January 10, 2011 12:13:40 AM

hunter315 said:
Only one of those two is an option. Your board doesnt support SLI so you couldnt do 2 9800GTX+, and i would pick the GTX 460 over them anyway.


This is my first attempt at a build so I probably messed up with compatibility atleast once and that's where it is. So thanks.
a c 145 Î Nvidia
January 10, 2011 1:07:29 AM

HD6850 or HD6870 then you can add another one for crossfire later.
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