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Better GFX ..but how high can i go?

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January 27, 2011 8:07:34 PM

Hi there - im new to this site(first question ever) :hello: 
Well.. I need a way better graphic-card, but i dont know how high i can aim(what my setup can support)
Was looking at the 96xx ..but dont know?

I may be looking for more memory too, since the most of it(3,5GB) always is in use - so maybe 6 or 8 GB?

System:
CPU: i5-750 LGA1156 - 2,66GHz
CPU køler: Stock
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3
Memory: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 4GB, 1600MHz, DUAL Memory. C9
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD5770, 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DUAL DVI-I/HDMI/DP, (something \"limited edition\")
Storage:
System-SSD: OCZ Agility Series(SSD - SATA II) 64GB
Game-HDD/Data-HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB(SATA/300) 7200RPM 32MB
CD/DVD-Burner drive: Samsung DVD..... black, 22x SATA
Internet Connection: Fiber - 20/20MBit
Storage interface: SATA, USB
Soundcard: Onboard
Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 2233
PSU: Corsair HX750W
Cabinet: Antec Performance One P183
Cabinet Cooler: 2 Standard (Ø120) + 2 Noctua (Ø120)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate(64-Bit)

Im looking forward to hear your advices

Aserne was here..

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January 27, 2011 8:12:14 PM

Was looking at the 96xx ..but dont know? ...That would be a HD69XX actually!
a c 153 U Graphics card
January 27, 2011 8:14:40 PM

With that computer you can go as high as you want, really.

Are you saying you have a 5770 and what to upgrade? What is your budget? What reoslution do you play at? What games to you play?
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a c 124 U Graphics card
January 27, 2011 8:16:23 PM

You can put whatever you want in there... GTX 580, 5970... or whatever else that doesn't cost a ridiculous amount.

And yes 8gb RAM is useful. With 8gb my file paging is almost nil.
January 27, 2011 8:41:10 PM

Budget:+/-
GFX: 230£/360$/260Euro(from 2000DKR+/-)
Memoery: 90£/140$/100Euro(from 800DKR-/+)

GFX: Im not religius about brands ..but common sence/ecomomy, made me blind for nVidia for many years now. :s - any sugestion? ..what would fit the most?(singlecard/GPU)

Memory: As i recall, i get a little benefit /DUAL-effect from my 2x2GB blocks ..should i change to 2x4GB-blocks or just ad a DUAL-pair of the 2x2GB ? (im worried about the space, if i ad a major CPU-cooler later...!?)

Playing these Games: BF:BC2, COD:MW2, L4D2, Mass Effect2, Metro2033, Section 8, Stalker: (both), Crysis, Dead Space 1 and 2 ..ect. on highest settings possible ..u name it and a lot more.

ps. just bougth Breach too.. - basic: i want a fast and smooth experience while i play in high resolution(1680x1050-120Hz ..migth be higher resolution/bigger sceen later)
a c 124 U Graphics card
January 27, 2011 9:05:02 PM

I'd say look at either
1) 6950 + bios flash to 6970 (not guaranteed)
2) 6970
3) crossfire 6850/6870

For RAM, no sense throwing out your current sticks. Just get another pair of 2gb sticks. Yes some heat sinks will interfere, you have to do a bit of research before purchase. Measure the distances on your mobo then check cooler specs if you can find them.
January 27, 2011 9:48:55 PM

Helltech said:
With that computer you can go as high as you want, really.

Are you saying you have a 5770 and what to upgrade? What is your budget? What reoslution do you play at? What games to you play?


The way i read your post, leave me in dougth about "something's" very wrong? or way off??? ..so im wondering if the card aint the reason to my crashes?!? ..would it be fair/resonable to link it to "lag of memory"? - could "more memory" alone, make games run better?
January 27, 2011 9:57:52 PM

wolfram23 said:
I'd say look at either
1) 6950 + bios flash to 6970 (not guaranteed)
2) 6970
3) crossfire 6850/6870

For RAM, no sense throwing out your current sticks. Just get another pair of 2gb sticks. Yes some heat sinks will interfere, you have to do a bit of research before purchase. Measure the distances on your mobo then check cooler specs if you can find them.


Im not that updated, so i dare "flash" anything at all and CF never apeled to me...

But im not sure about 6950 or 6970 ..anyways.. i get "flash back" to the 5850/5870-days, when i turn every stone in DK, to find those card - hard to find someone "IN STOCK"(almost everyone claim to have them....)
a c 639 U Graphics card
January 27, 2011 10:05:10 PM

The GTX570 is in your price range and is better than anything mentioned so far.
a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2011 10:07:25 PM

A GTX 560 TI or a 6950 is awesome for that resolution.
January 27, 2011 10:41:26 PM

Well.. the fact that my Samsung SyncMaster2233 is "3D Vision Ready"(and if i bougth a pair of 3D-glasses) ..a nvidia-card could be a quite temting choice, than i first though of...!?!(no knowledge about how well the 3D works)

Edit: ..gasp.. the money-counter just broke due to overheat ...those card have spicy prices!!!
a c 639 U Graphics card
January 27, 2011 11:00:33 PM

SirAser said:
Well.. the fact that my Samsung SyncMaster2233 is "3D Vision Ready"(and if i bougth a pair of 3D-glasses) ..a nvidia-card could be a quite temting choice, than i first though of...!?!(no knowledge about how well the 3D works)

Edit: ..gasp.. the money-counter just broke due to overheat ...those card have spicy prices!!!

If you have a 3D Vision ready monitor, then it is a must to get an Nvidia card. Even if you don't go for the 3D Vision glasses and kit, you at least have the option open if your rich uncle gives you some money for your birthday.
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