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July 13, 2011 11:47:38 PM

Hello,
i have a computer with i7 920 @ 2.9ghz, 8gb ddr3 1333mhz, Kingwin MK Black Series 750w power supply and a low end radeon 3650 256mb ddr2 video card. I would like to add a substantial graphics card to my system.I want to play most of the newest games coming out, MMORPGS, Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2 and some FPS games as well. I will be gaming at 1280x720 or 1360x768 or 720p, at high or ultra settings, on my 32'' Samsung HD LCD TV via HDMI input. The card should be pretty future-proof, have nice DX11 plyability as i am not looking for upgrade for the next few years.

I have been looking at some GTX 560 Ti cards, GTX 570s and even GTX 480s.

I am a big MMORPG person, I love FPS games and will be playing a lot on here as I sold my xbox 360 and everything.

Thanks!

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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 3:07:36 AM

What is your budget?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 4:07:38 AM

I would reccomend getting the GTX560ti.At your resoultion you don't need anything more and even so a GTX560ti is overkill for those resoultions.

Asus GTX560ti $265 + $8 Shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's got a nice factory O.C. and the DirectCU verions have some of the best cooling soultions in the industry.Like I said before even the GTX560ti is overkill at those resoutlions but it should last you a long time.Also if you ever ugprade to 1080p the GTX560ti should still be able to max out those games.
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July 14, 2011 11:25:34 AM

Around $300 is my budget.
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July 14, 2011 11:30:01 AM

That's the TOP one from ASUS right? One of the best all around GTX 560 Ti's you can get. I was looking at the HAWK Edition too looks nice.


purple stank said:
I would reccomend getting the GTX560ti.At your resoultion you don't need anything more and even so a GTX560ti is overkill for those resoultions.

Asus GTX560ti $265 + $8 Shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's got a nice factory O.C. and the DirectCU verions have some of the best cooling soultions in the industry.Like I said before even the GTX560ti is overkill at those resoutlions but it should last you a long time.Also if you ever ugprade to 1080p the GTX560ti should still be able to max out those games.

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July 14, 2011 11:44:02 AM

These are my specs, and I'm using a 32'' Samsung HD LCD TV via HDMI. Do I need any other upgrades anyone think? I really like that video card though from ASUS. Thanks

Videocard: hd 3650 256mb ddr2
Processor: i7 920 @ 3Ghz OC
Mainboard: intel x58 ICH10R
Memory: 8gb ddr3 1333mhz
Soundcard: onboard
PSU: 750w kingwin mk series
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 6:15:57 PM

The i7 @ 3ghz and 8G of DDR3 RAM is perfect for the GTX560ti.The power supply isn't the best but it has enough power to run a GTX560ti.You should be able to max out games at 720p for the next 3 years.
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 6:31:18 PM

There is no reason not to get a faster card if your budget allows.

1. It will mean your card will last longer before having to upgrade again.
2. If you decide to get a bigger monitor or to add a second screen you'll know your current card is likely to handle it.
Just my views!
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July 14, 2011 7:02:30 PM

Well I will see exactly what my budget is for sure tommorow when I get paid and everything Ig I get more then I think I might go with a GTX 570 and If I get what I am thinking I am going to get I will def get the gtx 560 ti.

Thanks
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a c 128 U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 7:15:14 PM

I would go for a 570 for the higher minimum frame rates as well as for better performance when you crank up all the details. You can pick them up around $300 these days. Even at lower resolutions, you could find your frame rates below the 60 mark with AA turned up. You want to do what you can to make sure this doesn't happen. You should get as much video card as you can within your budget.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 7:20:36 PM

With an i7 and a GTX560ti @ 720p resoultions playing MMO's I don't think you'll have any trouble maxing them out.
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 7:26:04 PM

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I would go for a 570 for the higher minimum frame rates as well as for better performance when you crank up all the details. You can pick them up around $300 these days. Even at lower resolutions, you could find your frame rates below the 60 mark with AA turned up. You want to do what you can to make sure this doesn't happen. You should get as much video card as you can within your budget.


Yeah having higher minimum FPS does really help in gaming, but at that low resolution he should go for the best bang for his buck - GTX560Ti.
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a c 128 U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 7:44:04 PM

If we're going for economy rather that quality, I'd get a 560 now then grab another one when possible and if you feel it necessary.

I do like kkkk1's reasoning though.
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July 14, 2011 8:21:20 PM

If you're used to a bit of problems in terms of drivers and googling to performance patches, a 6950 is a really good deal. The price of a GTX560Ti(190 euro's) and perhaps even unlockable.

Do not look at the GTX480. You can get it second hand for about 180 euros now(in the netherlands at least), but it isn't worth the money.
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July 15, 2011 4:06:11 AM

I guess with my current setup and @ 720p a GTX 560 Ti will be the best choice for me, I don't want an ATi card right now either. Switching back to NVIDIA. I hear since I have an Intel i7 now, NVIDIA is more responsive to Intel too?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 15, 2011 6:01:29 AM

I believe thats just a rumor.From what I can tell their is no performance difference wether your using an AMD or Intel processor.Usually it's how the game is coded that will sway performance.Mostly because it's the type of GPU that the game was made with.
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