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Need Suggestions for a GPU Upgrade

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November 4, 2011 7:54:42 AM

Good Day,

I currently have this setup

i5 2320 @ 3.0 GHz
Gigabyte H61M-USB3-B3 rev 1.1
4GB (2 x 2GB) GEIL DDR3
HEC Raptor R500 PSU (Taken from my old CPU)
Powercolor HD 4770 512MB GDDR5 (Taken from my old CPU)
160 GB 7200 RPM SATA Seagate HDD (Taken from my old CPU)
Cooler Master USP 100 Casing
Samsung 932B Plus Standard LCD Monitor w max Resolution of (an astonishing! sarcastically) 1280 x 1024! XD


I want to play Battlefield 3 in good FPS Rates, 50-60 at least, and I know its not possible with my current setup, specifically my GPU, which is two years old now.

I am looking to buy a new GPU either in December or early 2012 (someone told me there are going to be new releases soon)

My budget is around $200-$300

I am considering the following

1. Inno3d GTX 570 1280mb/320bit ddr5
2. Asus GTX 560 TI DirectCU II 1gb/256bit ddr5
3. EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB/256bit DS Super Clocked (SC) ddr5
4. MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr II 1gb/256bit ddr5
5. Power Color HD 6950 2gb/256bit ddr5
6. Power Color HD 6870 1gb/256bit PCS+ (OC Ed) ddr5

7. I know its impossible for now, but for wishing... if any chance by magic... this -> Power Color HD 6870 X2 2gb/256bit ddr5 (So expensive though)

Any other GFX cards from your suggestions will be welcome too...

And if I decide on any of these, would I need to upgrade my PSU? (If so, any suggestions for a good PSU will also be welcome)

And, perhaps, add additional fans on my casing? I currently have 2 120mm fans (1 out/1 in)

I'm also considering upgrading to SATA3 HDD, 8 GB of RAM + 64 bit OS if that would help at all.

I'm also worried if my MoBo can handle this type of upgrade (I hope so)

Oh BTW, I'm not planning on buying a new monitor anytime soon, so HD resolution is out of the picture (for now)

Thank you for taking your time to reply to this and i'll be very happy for any suggestions that you may have.

:D 


November 4, 2011 8:10:08 AM

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB/256bit DS Super Clocked (SC) ddr5 is best option there i don't trust on the other brands. i know that EVGA is best brand it can max your games too.but asus is not bad choice.
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November 4, 2011 8:13:18 AM

Since you are going to buy it in December or 2012, you might as well hold out for the AMD 7000 series to be released

Your mobo will be able to take any modern GPU and you should change your PSU to a higher quality ones like Seasonic,Antec when you upgrade your graphic card
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November 4, 2011 2:11:19 PM

You do not need additional fans, just get a cpu cooler like the Hyper 212
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November 4, 2011 3:21:27 PM

If you want deals and can find funds black friday or cyber monday may be the time to buy. OR you can wait for the new series of cards. @pro-gamer the MSI gpu listed is also a good brand in my opinion.
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November 4, 2011 3:26:03 PM

hmm, it's ok.
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