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Gtx 4xx v 5xx series (upgrading 512 8800gts gpu)

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April 18, 2011 12:40:36 AM

I plan to upgrade my gpu this fall and wanted to know what gpu would be optimal for my build. I am on a budget of about 350$ after taxes and shipping, but I can stretch it close to 380$. If I have to upgrade my psu, upgrade case cooling, let me know.

I want a card that can run most games on high - max settings with at least 60 fps. Currently, I am playing WoW and LoL but i have canceled my accounts. I am planning on getting Rift, FFIV, Crysis 2, Fallout, and a couple of other games. I want a card that will last me about 3-4 years. I also enjoy watching HD or blu ray movies. I am using a 32" 1080p hd tv as my display.

Display: 32" Class (31.5" Diag.) 530 Series 1080p LCD HDTV (2010 model)

Case: Old ATX midtower case

PSU: Not made anymore but the specs are: (x-viotek700)
700Watt
3.3v 5v 12v
45a 50a 36a
Not modular and not 80+ cert. Owned it for 2+ years
Has 2 intake fans, and 2 exhausts

Mobo: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Stock Fan + Antec Formula 5 TIM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 512-P3-1210-LR GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Stock Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Music Sound Card
http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=545...

I am currently located in California of the United States, and I don't mind where my parts are acquired. As long as the websites are legitimate, I will buy from anywhere.

I prefer nvidia, but I can settle for ATI if they are more stable. I am not an overclocker and I run single gpu. Would be nice if the card came with an hdmi port.I want to be able to run most games higher than medium setting with 60 fps.

I am bent on these video cards:
EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FPB EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 18, 2011 4:42:39 AM

dont get the gtx465, they are insanely hot and power hungry and slower than the gtx460. the gtx560 is what you should get if you can afford it, it is the fastest of the three cards.
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April 18, 2011 4:55:28 AM

get a 5870, and ff XIV sucks don't ever play that game.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
April 18, 2011 3:19:00 PM

If you want it to last you three years I say get the GTX 560, or even better a Radeon 6950. You don't really want to be going lower than that. After all, 3 years ago we had the 8800GTS 512, 8800GT, 3870, 3850, and 8600GTS. If you were still using the 8800GTS you might be struggling with medium on some modern games unless you added a second card for SLI, and of course the experience deteriorates as you go down that list ^_^.
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April 25, 2011 12:46:48 AM

Best answer selected by pocketdexter.
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