Will a GeForce GTX 550 Ti do the job?

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=N82E16814130717

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=N82E16813128444
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  1. get the 560ti or the hd 6950 if you want to run newer games with good fps
  2. I have a budget of $150 for a card.
  3. you need at least 250$ to get your job done, what res do you play at ? what is your whole system specs ?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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=N82E16814161363
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. 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......
  10. 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 :)
  11. 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-Pro-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/936/9
    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.
  12. 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.
  13. iam2thecrowe said:
    yes, ocz modxtream get awful reviews..... like this one
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ModXStream-Pro-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/936/9
    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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