New build nearly complete, need GPU advice. Tags: New Build Graphics Cards Intel Systems Product Last response: February 3, 2012 3:50 PM in Systems Share WALLE87 February 3, 2012 1:04:53 PM heres my current set up i3 2120 8gb 2gbx4 kingston ocz 500w Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard 500gb hdd 7200rpm sony dvdrw my question is what video card would be ideal in the low $100 range or would i have to drop more monies to get a card thats more powerfull to avoid bottlenecking etcetc. i have everything except the video card and theres SOOO many options im not sure which route to go. im a nvidia guy btw. More about : build complete gpu advice WALLE87 February 3, 2012 1:12:41 PM forgot to mention it will be used for gaming but not crazy high end games, newest game i would play is the upcoming counter strike: go m 0 l Lokster1 February 3, 2012 1:23:15 PM Check this article out: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... And here is a card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Related resources Build nearly complete, need motherboard advice. - Forum New gaming build near complete still need some help... - Forum New Build: I need GPU advice! 760 SLI, 770 SLI, or R9 290? - Forum Looking for parts advice to complete my new build. - Forum Advice: Upgrade or complete new build. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WALLE87 February 3, 2012 1:26:59 PM thanks for the links but i would prefer sticking with nvidia m 0 l ubicray February 3, 2012 1:32:03 PM get i3-2100,4GB of RAM(more than enough) and you can buy a decent GPU m 0 l WALLE87 February 3, 2012 1:36:38 PM what would a decent gpu be in my price range? like i said theres so many options im lost. oh and i already have everything i listed off except the gpu. m 0 l Lokster1 February 3, 2012 1:47:23 PM WALLE87 said:thanks for the links but i would prefer sticking with nvidia Go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if thats to much you can do: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but only $15 difference m 0 l Rockdpm a b U Graphics card February 3, 2012 1:50:06 PM Yea the GTX 550 ti is a good card. The GTS 450 is basically the 550 ti except if you can find one now itd be cheaper. and can probably play Counter strike on Medium or high m 0 l hotthree February 3, 2012 1:51:57 PM get a 6850...check slickdeals.net and newegg / tigerdirect for deals...you can find this in the low $100's any where from $99-$130. This will be the best bang for the buck. m 0 l WALLE87 February 3, 2012 1:56:14 PM ive been considering the 550ti. another question i have is how much video ram would you guys think is needed for 1080 on a 26 inch lcd? hdmi is a must for me right now. m 0 l ubicray February 3, 2012 2:04:40 PM 550 is OK,and buy the one you can afford m 0 l Lokster1 February 3, 2012 2:06:45 PM WALLE87 said:ive been considering the 550ti. another question i have is how much video ram would you guys think is needed for 1080 on a 26 inch lcd? hdmi is a must for me right now. You will be fine with the 1GB the 550 has m 0 l WALLE87 February 3, 2012 2:10:48 PM as ive hinted at i am on a budget and the 550 ti would be the highest i would go. is it worth the extra money if im just playing source games and other less demanding titles or is a 550 overkill? m 0 l Lokster1 February 3, 2012 2:12:47 PM WALLE87 said:as ive hinted at i am on a budget and the 550 ti would be the highest i would go. is it worth the extra money if im just playing source games and other less demanding titles or is a 550 overkill? I would go for it, if you can afford it without breaking the bank get the best you can. You never know what you will want to play 6 months from now, better to have the extra power just in case. m 0 l ubicray February 3, 2012 3:50:18 PM something below 550Ti is never recommended for playing...in case you would like to play a real game m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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