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Need help deciding on a graphics card, I know for sure i'll be needing an Nvidia graphics card. Possible budget for a card somewhere between 250-450 but its always appreciated if i can save money.

These are my computer specs, its not overclocked

PCU: i7-2600k

MB: Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX

Memory: 8gb 1600

PS: 520w

HDD: 320 7200rpm


I'll be using it for Maya, graphics and gaming. I may use Mari, which is a texture program.
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  1. EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $394.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687

    This card has 2.5gb of vram and would come in handy for high resolutions like 2560x1600 or multiple monitors.

    EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $359.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595

    This one is the regular 570 with 1.28gb of vram and would end up saving a little more.

    ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $349.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $329.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121432

    ASUS ENGTX560Ti448DC2/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $299.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $279.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121480

    This one is close to a 570 in performance since it has the 448 cores which is an additional 64 cores over the standard 384 on the 560Ti.
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    This one is close to a 570 in performance since it has the 448 cores which is an additional 64 cores over the standard 384 on the 560Ti.


    The 570 is a great card, and I second the recommendation of EVGA, but that PSU is very underpowered for it. EVGA recommends minimum 600W, a 520W may be struggling a bit with it.

    http://www.evga.com/support/faq/?f=59167
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    The 570 is a great card, and I second the recommendation of EVGA, but that PSU is very underpowered for it. EVGA recommends minimum 600W, a 520W may be struggling a bit with it.

    http://www.evga.com/support/faq/?f=59167


    I feel like the 570 would be your best bet.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EYSMGW

    You may want to pick this 600W Corsair PSU as well!
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ
  4. amythompson172 said:
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    The 570 is a great card, and I second the recommendation of EVGA, but that PSU is very underpowered for it. EVGA recommends minimum 600W, a 520W may be struggling a bit with it.

    http://www.evga.com/support/faq/?f=59167


    I feel like the 570 would be your best bet.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EYSMGW

    You may want to pick this 600W Corsair PSU as well!
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ


    That's the same one that was already recommended.

    And I have the CX430 and it's been a really good PSU so far. But I still think it's kind of underpowered. It's also very underpowered if the OP plans to overclock. Maybe go with a 650 or 750 just to be on the safe side.
  5. What about a 560ti
  6. my psu is an antec Hich current gamer
  7. ASUS ENGTX560Ti448DC2/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $299.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $279.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121480
  8. EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $289.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $279.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

    This one requires a 550w psu and you wuold be $170 under the $450 so you could actually get another psu.

    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

    You would still be under budget and you would now have a much larger psu.

    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $129.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050

    If you decided to go with aSLI setup this would provide all the power you need and your still not up to the $450 , but you would be getting closer.
  9. can my psu Antec High Current Gamer work with a 560 or 560ti?
  10. EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $259.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130657

    This one requires a 500w psu and I would not go with a 560 , it's just not worth going with one of those when you can get e 560Ti.
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