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Need Help with Video card selection.

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June 14, 2011 3:57:36 PM

Hello everyone, trying to put this 600$ machine together.
Got almost all the parts picked, but having an issue with selecting a video card.
I have 2 1920 x 1080 monitors, but I don't use Eyefinity, and probably not going to start.
System is mostly for gaming, with some movies and web browsing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in Advance,

ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

SAMSUNG F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Optic Drive is gonna come from my older machine. Power Supply is already purchased(750W).

Video Card
This is where I am lost. I was trying to pick up a:
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 XTREME 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100282XTREME
But Newegg and Amazon, both are out of the card.

Was wondering if anyone has a good suggestion for a Video card that would support 1920 x 1080, and not break the bank.
At the moment The total is $414.95. I am trying to keep it under $600, but a little over won't be a problem.

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a b U Graphics card
June 14, 2011 4:18:53 PM

Not bad! I like the build.

Anyway, my suggestion would be a 6850. However, looks like we can sneak a more powerful 6870 in there.

Those are my 2 recommendations! Simple as that. Btw I suggest the slightly more expensive XFX models because they come with a lifetime warranty ;) 

I would like to make sure the PSU has the right connectors. Can you link it please?
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a b U Graphics card
June 14, 2011 4:44:38 PM

Oh wow, a helluva power supply. There's more cables there than there is in my whole house :p 

But ah, it looks ok. Not brand name, but ok. But seriously, FOUR 12v rails? lol.

I shoulda said this earlier, but I would suggest a different case. This one is $5 more, but has quite a bit more space:

Btw,How old is the PSU?
June 14, 2011 4:46:11 PM

I bought it almost a year ago, when it was on sale on Newegg, BUT it is still in the box, and haven't been used.
a b U Graphics card
June 14, 2011 4:49:27 PM

Yeah it SHOULD run fine. Although I am still amazed how many cables it has..... But it's ok, you won't be Crossfiring anyway.

Did you check out the case?
June 14, 2011 4:53:13 PM

Yeah, For some reason the Details are not showing up on Newegg. Perhaps because I have like 20 tabs with parts open, who knows.
It looks very nice I'll pick it up, it's only $5, and looks good.
Looking online to see if I can find details somewhere else.
June 14, 2011 5:50:47 PM

Best answer selected by amwash.