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Will a GeForce GTX 550 Ti do the job?

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September 11, 2011 8:03:56 PM

I am building a system for gaming and is this card able to run newer games and games coming out or could I get a better card for the same price?

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

Also my mobo has ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology, so should I just get a ati card?

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

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September 11, 2011 8:06:24 PM

get the 560ti or the hd 6950 if you want to run newer games with good fps
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September 11, 2011 8:08:20 PM

I have a budget of $150 for a card.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
September 11, 2011 9:18:55 PM

you need at least 250$ to get your job done, what res do you play at ? what is your whole system specs ?
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September 11, 2011 9:23:50 PM

ilysaml said:
you need at least 250$ to get your job done, what res do you play at ? what is your whole system specs ?



GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom\

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX



G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH



SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-RX GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan



SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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a c 143 U Graphics card
September 11, 2011 9:29:20 PM

nice setup, but you didn't answer me what resolution will you play at, if you're playing at 1080P the GTX 560ti or the HD 6950 would be the great option, anything else won't struggle that much with the upcoming games,,,besides you'll experience a lack of FPS if you get anything under these two models
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September 11, 2011 9:38:53 PM

ilysaml said:
nice setup, but you didn't answer me what resolution will you play at, if you're playing at 1080P the GTX 560ti or the HD 6950 would be the great option, anything else won't struggle that much with the upcoming games,,,besides you'll experience a lack of FPS if you get anything under these two models

I have not built the system yet, but I want to be able to play at 1680x1050. I think I will go with this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 143 U Graphics card
September 11, 2011 9:48:13 PM

if you haven't built it yet, get a better PSU and a better GPU if you're a hardcore gamer, this card will get your job done at this resolution but if you're going to play Crysis 2 at max settings, you'll find a lag of performance besides, other higher models are more future proof and better performance
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September 11, 2011 10:08:10 PM

ilysaml said:
if you haven't built it yet, get a better PSU and a better GPU if you're a hardcore gamer, this card will get your job done at this resolution but if you're going to play Crysis 2 at max settings, you'll find a lag of performance besides, other higher models are more future proof and better performance

What wattage do you recommend for my setup with Radeon HD 6850?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
September 11, 2011 10:10:42 PM

it's not the wattage, 600W is so sufficient even for a 6950, but OCZ ModXtream and StealsXtream aren't that good categories and have awful reviews, try to get Antec, Thermaltake, Corsair, PC Pwer & Cooling, NZXT......
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September 11, 2011 10:30:56 PM

ilysaml said:
it's not the wattage, 600W is so sufficient even for a 6950, but OCZ ModXtream and StealsXtream aren't that good categories and have awful reviews, try to get Antec, Thermaltake, Corsair, PC Pwer & Cooling, NZXT......

Alright thanks for all you help :) 
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a c 172 U Graphics card
September 11, 2011 11:13:14 PM

ilysaml said:
it's not the wattage, 600W is so sufficient even for a 6950, but OCZ ModXtream and StealsXtream aren't that good categories and have awful reviews, try to get Antec, Thermaltake, Corsair, PC Pwer & Cooling, NZXT......

yes, ocz modxtream get awful reviews..... like this one
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ModXStream-P...
soooo awful. (if you could hear my voice you would hear the extreme sarcasm). before you make up total crap maybe you should READ A REVIEW. You should read a Thermaltake review and notice that all but their Toughpower series are overpriced/overrated crap, before you go recommending them.
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a c 164 U Graphics card
September 11, 2011 11:39:30 PM

PSU:
Wattage-> find a good online Wattage Calculator
Amps-> PSU should supply at least 1.25x that listed for the graphics card

Graphics card recommendation:
GTX560?

???I just discovered that graphics cards (maybe other parts) are much cheaper in Canada than the United States. That is odd as it's usually the other way.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
September 11, 2011 11:51:23 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
yes, ocz modxtream get awful reviews..... like this one
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ModXStream-P...
soooo awful. (if you could hear my voice you would hear the extreme sarcasm). before you make up total crap maybe you should READ A REVIEW. You should read a Thermaltake review and notice that all but their Toughpower series are overpriced/overrated crap, before you go recommending them.

i just said Brands (only Names) i didn't recommend a model itself, and i have always known thermaltake for it's toughpower / XT series cuz i was going for the XT 775W before getting my Antec TPQ
and refer to the one you're talking to, cuz i don't know if it's me or him
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