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What is a good video card for my setup?

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July 1, 2011 4:16:18 PM

OK, so I've got everything i need for my computer, except my video card... here is what i have.
PSU - corsair pro series hx750

CPU - 17 2600k

Mobo - gigabyte ga-z68a-d3h-b3

RAM - G skill ripjaws X 8GB (2x4) ddr3 2133mhz
(pc3 17000)

HDD - seagate barracuda 500GB 7200rpm bare drive

i would also like to know if you guys think this is a good setup. im worried that cheaping out on a vid card would put the rest of my system to waste.

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July 1, 2011 4:18:33 PM

opps i meant i7 not 17
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July 1, 2011 4:19:28 PM

Is it a gaming computer? if so:
1. reduce the CPU to i5 2500K.
2. get a better HDD (Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB as my preference).
3. get the best video card you can afford. (6950, 6970, 6990, GTX570, GTX580)
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July 1, 2011 4:34:21 PM

szbxa said:
Is it a gaming computer? if so:
1. reduce the CPU to i5 2500K.
2. get a better HDD (Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB as my preference).
3. get the best video card you can afford. (6950, 6970, 6990, GTX570, GTX580)



yeah its a gaming rig. will an i5 be able to handle crysis? i mean i realize that something like that would depend more on the video card. but cant a cpu create a bottleneck too?
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July 1, 2011 4:43:59 PM

Not at this kind of level of hardware. Crysis runs exactly the same on an E8400 as it does on an i7 920 with a 5970 assuming you are over clocking as thats what they did on the article im referring to.
So allowing for these CPU's to be better still and the GPU's to have about as much improvement over the older ones as the CPU's do then its just not an issue at a decent resolution.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/balanced-gaming-pc-...


Mactronix :) 
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July 1, 2011 4:47:07 PM

i should be able to oc on that mobo right? and thanks
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July 1, 2011 4:55:05 PM

jake_larkee said:
i should be able to oc on that mobo right? and thanks


Not a problem, over clocking and the info, the board has a nice set of over clocking friendly features.

Mactronix :) 
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July 1, 2011 5:10:17 PM

Assuming one monitor at 1920x1080, something like a 560 Ti, HD 6950, or GTX 570 should be able to play almost every game at max settings
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July 1, 2011 8:51:37 PM

Best answer selected by Jake_Larkee.
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