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 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... Related resources Questions about new build ( Need some advice ) - Forum New Build (i5 3570k GTX 680) Need Some Advice - Forum Nearly homebuilt - Forum New system. Need recommendations to complete . Ordering Soon. - Forum New PC Build Complete - Anything I'm missing or any recommendations? - 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 ubicray February 3, 2012 1:32:03 PM get i3-2100,4GB of RAM(more than enough) and you can buy a decent GPU 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. 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 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 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. 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. ubicray February 3, 2012 2:04:40 PM 550 is OK,and buy the one you can afford 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 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? 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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNeed Advice on new Graphic card ForumNeed advice /suggestions for budget i5 2500k build ForumBuild Advice and Thoughts for Complete Beginner ForumNeed graphics card advice for new build ForumNeed some advice for a new pc build ForumNew Build need some advice , stuck on GPU Forum[ New Build ] Need advice . First time build . $2000 budget. ForumLots of advice needed for new complete system ForumMy first complete build - advice /help appreciated... ForumSaudi Arabia: GPU for new build , crazy prices ForumPCI compatibility question ForumGPU COOLER?? ForumBudget Gaming Build,First Timer here :) ForumNew home build cannot get it to boot ForumA first time build. Gaming PC. £800 ($~1300) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !