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Decent mid range Graphic Card?

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December 6, 2011 8:05:32 AM

Hey guys!

I am planning on building a new rig with these specs:

-Intel core i5 2500k

-ASUS P8Z68 PRO / ASUS P8P67 PRO

-Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHZ 8GB DDR3

-Corsair 500W PSU

-Seagate Baracuda 1TB HDD

-Samsung 24" LED Monitor

I will be playing games like DotA, DotA 2 (Valve), Assassins Creed etc. (Not high demanding games).
Is the embedded GPU on the processor enough for me or do i need an external Graphic Card?
a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2011 9:08:35 AM

What are you looking to spend? $130 can get a 550Ti that will easily do what you need, or $110 for an ATi 6770. Either card would be worth the expense, especially if you are on a budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$130 GIGABYTE GV-N550OC-1GI GeForce GTX 550 Ti ($20 MIR)(plays skyrim nicely, have the ASUS version in my mini)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$110 HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 ($10 MIR, free Dirt 3)
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a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2011 9:35:22 AM

You'll definitely want a discrete GPU at 1080p. Get at least a Radeon 6850
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December 6, 2011 9:42:21 AM

samuelspark said:
You'll definitely want a discrete GPU at 1080p. Get at least a Radeon 6850


Look at the games he want to play. I think that is a less demanding games and 6850 is too much.
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December 6, 2011 1:28:34 PM

IH8U said:
What are you looking to spend? $130 can get a 550Ti that will easily do what you need, or $110 for an ATi 6770. Either card would be worth the expense, especially if you are on a budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$130 GIGABYTE GV-N550OC-1GI GeForce GTX 550 Ti ($20 MIR)(plays skyrim nicely, have the ASUS version in my mini)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$110 HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 ($10 MIR, free Dirt 3)


If i have to spend then I was thinking on the lines of a 6790 (I think it's the entry level 256 bit) or maybe the GTX 460. Is the 6770 better?
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December 6, 2011 8:54:05 PM

Alright! Thanks :) 

And should i go for Corsair Gaming Series 600 or the Corsair CX Series 500?
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December 7, 2011 1:38:29 PM

Alright I think i'll stick to the GS600 then :) 

Thanks for the feedback everyone!
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