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Which graphics card should I get with i7-920????

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May 11, 2011 7:50:18 PM

I am planning to purchase a desktop from my friend which has the following parts. He didn't specify the motherboard nor the brands of the parts. I would like to get a new graphics card.. Would Asus GTX 560 Ti be compatible? Should I get a new powersupply too? If so, which one? I plan to play COD4: black ops..

i7 - 920
6GB DDR3 10800 Ram triple channel
750GB 7200RPM HDD
ATI Radeon HD 4850
450W Power

Thank you.

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a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2011 8:15:09 PM

I'd get a new Brand name PSU first: Antec, OCZ, Corsair, Silverstone, or PC P&C 550W or better. then look into the ATi/AMD cards the 6850, or 6950 (1GB) would do just fine, and be equivalent or better (cheaper too).
a c 216 U Graphics card
May 11, 2011 8:19:24 PM

What resolution do you play at?
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a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2011 8:42:47 PM

Yes you want a nice 650W powersupply, try Corsair or Antec, they both have great products in this range.

As for the GPU, it all depends on if you plan to OC that 920. At stock it can handle the 560ti, but if you can get that bad boy to around 3.4-3.5 you can easily use a 580 GTX :) 
May 11, 2011 9:05:45 PM

Thank you for the replies. I use the 1960X1050 resolution. I am planning to OC the CPU at least up to 3.3... Should I get a 650W PSU or 750W PSU? I am leaning more towards the MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560.

Does it matter if I get an open box graphics card? its $60 cheaper...

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a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2011 9:38:37 PM

If you dont plan to SLI, 650W is all that you need, if you do want to SLI down the road, grab a 750W.

Open bOx means it was a customer return, so its a bit of a lottery if you get a perfectly working or a wonky unit.
May 11, 2011 9:51:35 PM

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