Help with choosing graphics card on new build Tags: Graphics Cards Sandy Bridge New Build Graphics Last response: July 3, 2011 4:24 PM in Graphics & Displays Share sheffroid July 2, 2011 9:02:22 PM I'm looking at getting this combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... I know the Sandy Bridge has the on board graphics, but I'm thinking about getting a separate video card. I'm looking to play games, I have a 1920x1080 res monitor I'd like to use, but can lower the rez if needed for cost measures. What do you guys recommend? Thanks for the help!! More about : choosing graphics card build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Timop Graphics card Master July 2, 2011 9:13:55 PM If you're not editing video, get a 2500K. Heres a combo if you don't too intensive gaming: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... Though for something more, heres one with a GTX560Ti, should max out 1080p for the most part. 2500K +Z68 $320 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 4GB RAM $33.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GTX 560 Ti $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Samsung F3 1TB $60 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... Antec 620W $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... V3 case $39.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total: $750 before rebates. You can get a nice 6950 with a nice cooler for ~$30 more. | Report abuse sheffroid July 2, 2011 9:22:00 PM *edit* Thanks for the reply, btw . How much do you think I would notice the 6950 vs what you have on there? Would it be worth it? I mean, it's only $30... I'm assuming you'd recommend your custom build over the pre-built combo from NewEgg? | Report abuse Timop Graphics card Master July 2, 2011 9:31:36 PM the 6950 would only be a 5% better in average, but more if you crossfire. It is an Asus model with a nice cooler, so noise and temps should be better. What games do you play though? | Report abuse Related ressources Need help choosing a graphics card - Forum Building a computer. Need help choosing a graphics card . - Forum Help choosing components for new build - Forum Help choosing GPU for new build - Forum HELP choosing a GRAPHICS CARD - Forum Ask the community Publish sheffroid July 2, 2011 9:40:51 PM WoW, Starcraft, primarily. I'm looking to play some decent games, not like Crysis. Do I need any cooling units? Sorry for all the questions, this will just be my first custom built unit. | Report abuse Timop Graphics card Master July 2, 2011 9:47:17 PM For your needs, the combo with the 6850 would be sufficient actually. Or substitute the GTX560Ti in the build above with this 6870 and get a $715 system that should be slightly better than the combo (except the HDD). | Report abuse sheffroid July 2, 2011 10:05:13 PM Any extra cooling units needed? | Report abuse Timop Graphics card Master July 2, 2011 10:06:46 PM Unless you don't have air conditioning, not really. | Report abuse Onus Graphics card Master July 3, 2011 4:24:58 PM Blizzard games seem to show a preference for nVidia cards. If you have the budget for it, a GTX560Ti would be great. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Help with choosing graphics card on new build> Related ressources: ForumHelp choosing a new graphics card . ForumNeed help choosing PC parts for new build ForumHelp Choosing a New Graphic Card for Maya + Photoshop + Gaming ForumNeed help choosing a new graphics card ForumNeed Help with Choosing A New Graphics Card ForumNeed help choosing an AGP graphics card . ForumNeed Help Choosing Budget Graphic /Video Card : ) ForumNeed help choosing a graphics card ForumAMD X2 3800+ - HELP CHOOSING MOTHERBOARD & GRAPHICS CARD ForumAMD X2 3800+ - HELP CHOOSING MOTHERBOARD & GRAPHICS CARD ForumAMD X2 3800+ - HELP CHOOSING MOTHERBOARD & GRAPHICS CARD ForumNeed help choosing the right graphics card . [ HELP ] ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumNeed a new video card ASAP! ForumMy processor is intel core2 duo and iam having a ram of 4GB (2*2) which is the b More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !