Phenom II x4 955 3.2 GHZ BE
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (Push/Pull)
ASUS M4N75TD Motherboard
4 GB 1600MHZ DDR3 (Corsair XMS 3)
Cooler Master Elite 430 Cabinet
500 GB SATA
Cooler Master GX 750W PSU
Ssmsung B2030 20" Monitor (1600x900 resolution)
Please suggest me a graphic card for maxing all the games at 1600x900 resolution (Crysis and Metro - Exception). The graphic card should be used to its full potential (not bottleneck). Please suggest me one. I am also ok with SLI or crossfire (if you suggest so). I will soon be upgrading to a bulldozer CPU a few months later so please do not suggest me any intel sandy bridge rigs.
Please don't mind as I have not thought about the budget yet. Just suggest me a graphics card (AMD or Nvidia) that can cope up with my Phenom II x4 955BE nicely at 1600X900 without bottlenecking my system because I know that the term bottleneck would come into picture if you are using a gpu which is much more powerfull than a cpu.
why upgrade your cpu? Im running crossfire 6870s on a 955 @ 4.0ghz without issue, why not oc your chip I also have a hyper 212+ and it keeps temps low. For that resolution I'd get a 1 gig 6950 and that should last for a while... If you like nvidia I highly recomend grabbing a gtx 560 ti:
or something along those lines, but I dont think you should upgrade your cpu/mobo at this time, if anything you can at least get another year or two out of the am3 setup (as I plan on doing) and by that time there will be something much better or at least prices will have gone down on forthcoming mobos and cpus
I will definitely overclock my chip to atleast 4 ghz. As I have an SLI motherboard now, I will probably buy nvidia cards. Maybe a 460 1gb or a 560 now and then SLI sometime later because I think one card would suffice now for a 1600x900 resolution.
would the GTX 560 TI be an overkill for the 1600x900 resolution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!