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New computer build, looking for a video card

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October 23, 2011 6:59:28 PM

So this is my first time building a new computer and im looking for a card. I am thinking about getting the GTX 560 Ti 1GB but am wondering if there are any cheaper than this one for either AMD or Nvidia, and still relatively good to this one.

Some specs
CPU -Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory-Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
October 23, 2011 7:20:12 PM

Make sure you get a good power supply in case you want to get another 560 Ti in the future. The 560 Ti is a really good card for the money in my opinion, but personally went for the 580. I would also get another stick of ram as it's cheap and may you may nedd need it.
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October 23, 2011 7:26:57 PM

alright sounds good. only reason i ask is because of that Radeon 6850 card. But doing some more searching the 560 Ti seems to be a better buy.

And this power supply enough?
Corsair 600W ATX12V
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October 23, 2011 7:54:07 PM

I would research the AMD 6950 2gb if you can afford it. Otherwise stick with 560 ti its the best bang for your buck.560 ti is even with if not better than 6950 2gb but you may want to consider the AMD 6950 2gb because its better for large displays. Maybe you should wait till next gen GPU's. here is a website comparing GTX 560 ti to AMD radeon 6950 2gb.
http://www.hwcompare.com/8888/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-rad...
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October 23, 2011 8:12:12 PM

what is your screen resolution?
What is your gpu budget?

your psu is plenty for that card
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October 23, 2011 8:38:16 PM

thesnappyfingers said:
what is your screen resolution?

Same question here
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October 23, 2011 9:34:34 PM

resolution is not the most to me, this runs at 1440 x 900 and im fine with it. the top of the budget is the 560 Ti.
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October 23, 2011 9:36:45 PM

I asked about the resolution because my expectation was right. a GTX 560Ti is an overkill at this resolution, you can get the HD 6850 or lower, and you'll play any game at high settings just fine.

But if the Price of the GTX 560 is close to the HD 6850, just grab it.
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October 23, 2011 9:40:27 PM

Alright, I have thought about the GTX 460 as well. Both the 6850 and 460 are close in price.
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October 23, 2011 9:41:54 PM

any of the 3 will do the job at your resolution, and i recommend a GTX 460 over the HD 6850
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October 23, 2011 9:48:08 PM

Great, thanks for your help guys!
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October 23, 2011 11:15:50 PM

yes, the stock cooler sucks, the Hyper 212+ is great for both overclockers and non overclockers.
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