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January 18, 2012 2:25:28 AM

I recently bought an LG 3D 1080p monitor, and sadly to say my gts 450 cannot handle the change from a 720p not 3D monitor to a 1080p 3D monitor without me lowering the settings in most games while I play in HD 3D. Now what I am asking is for help to find the best card for under 200$ as of right now..... or should I just wait for the amd 7000 series and Nvidia 600 series to find out?
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 2:28:52 AM

List your full system specs to help us help you
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January 18, 2012 2:32:39 AM

PSU 500 watts, gpu GTS 450, CPU core i7 860, ram 8gig ddr3 at 1333mhz, terrible 500 gig 7200.1 rpm drive, and 24 bit surround sound card.
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 2:34:31 AM

7200 rpm hdd isnt so terrible.
What brand psu?
The thing is our psu needs to have a combined 38amp on the 12 volt rails
if so, then id recommend either a 6870 or 6950 for that price range. Waiting on the new series means higher prices as well. I think for price to performance the gtx560 or other 2 from ati i listed should work well
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January 18, 2012 2:35:15 AM

Thermaltake
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January 18, 2012 2:42:58 AM

anyone, help please???????
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January 18, 2012 2:43:54 AM

how much money is the 6950?
Also my psu only has 35amps total (18a on v1 and 17a on v2)
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 2:46:54 AM

Right now there is one on sale for 219 on.newegg.
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January 18, 2012 2:47:37 AM

what is the power cable requirement from the 6950?
Could you also give me a link to the newegg page where you saw the card?
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 2:49:55 AM

2 6 pin. You could also use an adapter if you have to
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January 18, 2012 3:48:14 AM

herpaderp said:
how much money is the 6950?
Also my psu only has 35amps total (18a on v1 and 17a on v2)


herpaderp said:
what is the power cable requirement from the 6950?
Could you also give me a link to the newegg page where you saw the card?



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 18, 2012 4:13:45 AM

TY for the help guys, Now I have a general sense of direction. I think Ill either go for the 6870, or wait until Nvidia releases their 600 series. I just want to get the biggest bang for the buck. Also any ideas what I should do with my OC GTS 450? is there a way to use it a a dedicated physx card along with the 6870 to play games such as batman AC?
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 4:18:24 AM

herpaderp said:
TY for the help guys, Now I have a general sense of direction. I think Ill either go for the 6870, or wait until Nvidia releases their 600 series. I just want to get the biggest bang for the buck. Also any ideas what I should do with my OC GTS 450? is there a way to use it a a dedicated physx card along with the 6870 to play games such as batman AC?

It would work fairly well as a physx card. Just Make sure you meet the power requirements to.do so.
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January 18, 2012 4:24:41 AM

As far as "bang for the buck" is concerned, the 6870 is definitely the way to go. For $140 after rebate, you get a pretty slick card that can play every single modern game on high/ultra settings.

As far as the 600 series, you could wait but those will be much more expensive and will most likely have some driver issues right off the bat. If i was in your position i would 100% get the 6870 as the current drivers are really good and it's an overall solid card.

wow look at my post, im a real amd fanboy apparently...
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