Help with choosing graphics card on new build Tags: Graphics Cards Sandy Bridge New Build Graphics Product 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 Timop a b U Graphics card 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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l Related resources Need help on choosing a graphics card for new build - Forum Building new gaming rig, need help choosing graphics card - Forum need help choosing a power supply for my new graphics card - Forum Help on choosing a new graphics card - Forum help needed choosing new graphics card - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Timop a b U Graphics card 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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l Timop a b U Graphics card 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). m 0 l sheffroid July 2, 2011 10:05:13 PM Any extra cooling units needed? m 0 l Timop a b U Graphics card July 2, 2011 10:06:46 PM Unless you don't have air conditioning, not really. m 0 l Onus a c 199 U Graphics card 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp choosing a new graphics card Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a new graphics card. Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a new graphics card. Forum Help me choose an adequate graphics card for the new rig I'm building, please Forum SolvedHelp choosing new graphics card Forum Please help me a choose a new graphics card most suitable to my current build Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a new Graphics Card Forum Need help choosing what graphics card to put in my new rig. Please help! Forum Need Help Choosing a New Graphics Card Forum Upgrading from Radeon 6850, need help choosing new graphics card Forum SolvedHelp Choosing a new Graphics card 5770 or 5850 Forum SolvedBig decision, help choosing new graphic card Forum Help choosing a new Graphics card to be compatible with my Motherboard Forum SolvedHelp me choosing new Graphic Card Forum Having graphics card problems, need help choosing new card!!! Forum 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 !