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Noob needing help on Graphic Cards

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October 10, 2011 4:55:11 AM

hello i really need help on deciding on what graphic card i should choose my computer specs are

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136770

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128519

APEVIA ATX-AS680W-BL 680W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817148022

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820145343

monitor is 19" 1280-1060 i think im not sure but the graphic card i wanted is the

HIS IceQ Turbo H677QNT1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

but i looked around the interweb(newegg) and found some like this

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity



if anyone could just expertly tell me which one is more recomened for me



October 10, 2011 5:20:08 AM

when you say "monitor is 19" 1280-1060," do you mean that your monitor has a max resolution of 1280x1060? I hope not.

Also, how important is the warranty to you? Because both, Sapphire and PowerColor come with a fail warranty of 2 years. But Sapphire threw in a copy of Dirt 3, at least.

XFX has a double lifetime warranty, which makes them much easier to resell once you want to upgrade. My experience with XFX has been nothing short of stellar. I've owned their graphic cards and PSUs and I recommended their products to close friends and none have failed me, yet. I would go for XFX.
a c 189 U Graphics card
October 10, 2011 10:14:47 AM

Yes, Sapphire and XFX are good, I also have 3 HIS cards and they're running fine until now... :) 
Like solomonshv says above, XFX has double lifetime warranty and Sapphire will give you Dirt3 for free, it's up to you, but definitely don't go for PowerColor, you'll better with XFX or Sapphire.
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2011 10:18:32 AM

The HD 6870 is pretty overkill for the resolution you mention, the HD 6770 will be more than enough.
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2011 10:36:30 AM

Apevia, hmm...
October 10, 2011 8:49:54 PM

ty
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