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Video card upgrade help!

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July 12, 2011 11:39:45 AM

I currently have a:

Videocard: hd 3650 256mb ddr2
Processor: i7 920 @ 3Ghz
Mainboard: intel x58 (ICH10R)
Memory: 8gb ddr3 1333 OCZ
Soundcard: onboard
PSU: 750w kingwin mk black series

So as you guys can see, I REALLY need a video card upgrade, and am looking to play a bunch of games. Some of which black ops, diablo 3, guild wars 2, other MMORPGS and FPS games as well. I have been looking at a little less than the $300 price point. Also, I have to add I play at a little bit of a lower res then most probably, 720p via HDMI cable to my 32'' Samsung HDTV. I have been looking at some GTX 560 ti cards, GTX 570s, GTX 480s as well. I am going green now, and have been using ATi cards for alittle bit. So I am trying to just stay on the NVIDIA side now. One other last thing is that I have enough room in my case for a dual slot solution, but not a whole lot of room under that so for instance the Zotac AMP! GTX 480 would def not fit, but I had a Gigabyte HD 5770 in my case and it's dual slot and fit just fine. I have pretty good cooling in my room as well, tower is hoisted up and has a big fan blowing in and AC on in my room usually as well. Def don't want anything less than a GTX 560 ti and was looking at those models, maybe even a gtx 480 or gtx 570 if I can find a good deal, but those might be overkill for my setup to be completely honest.


Thanks in advance!

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a c 127 U Graphics card
July 12, 2011 11:58:12 AM

My theory is get as much video power as you have within your budget. You're using the 720p TV now, but you may switch to a new monitor in the future.

You can pick up a GTX 570 within the $300 range. Nothing at this price point compares.
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July 12, 2011 12:07:09 PM

My Samsung 32'' HDTV @ 720p is pretty awesome actually cause it has 1080p functionality as well but it is only 32'' so 720p basically looks the same as 1080p on it just at a better solution for my tv. Yeah, I have been looking at some GTX 570s.
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a c 127 U Graphics card
July 12, 2011 12:35:52 PM

A 720p HDTV will do 1080i, though I've never heard of a 720p set doing 1080p otherwise they'd call it that. Did you mean 1080i?
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July 12, 2011 12:53:54 PM

No dude my samsung 720p can do 1080p as well, it's just not big enough for it basically "size-wise", I guess you can call it 1080p 32'' tv but it is meant for 720p.
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a c 127 U Graphics card
July 12, 2011 12:55:50 PM

What is the model on that TV?

Either way, I'd still go with the 570. It's a great card for the money.
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July 12, 2011 6:24:06 PM

Ok Thanks!
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