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Graphics Upgrade

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March 27, 2012 9:58:18 PM

Hey Guys, I'm really looking for some advice on a graphics upgrade.
My current built looks as follow:

IN WIN Commander 1200W PSU
Asus Sabertooth x58
3 x 2 GB Chaintech Apogee GT (1866MHZ) RAM
i7 950 (3.06GHZ) CPU
2 x Geforce 9800 GTX+ in SLI
Cooler Master HAF 932 Case

Any good graphics cards to upgarde? Not too expensive but a proper upgrade.

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2012 10:00:31 PM

Hi, welcome to the forums.

Well, that's pretty scant on details. What's your budget? Monitor res? What settings do you want to play games at?

As a general suggestion, the 7870's are looking mighty fine right about now.
March 27, 2012 10:05:24 PM

1080p monitor (high resolution monitor). My budget is around 300 - 330 dollar. I just want a good upgrade, no specific settings on games as long as it's good graphics.
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March 27, 2012 10:19:12 PM

Looks like a very good upgrade! ATI preferred to Nvidia? I've never had a ati card. Will the 7870 run good with the rest of my pc specs? for example, no bottlenecking etc
a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2012 10:29:30 PM

Yes it will run just fine.
I don't prefer either, the 7870 is just the price/performance champ right now in my mind.

If you can wait, you might see what Kepler is going to bring for the mid-high end. If they are anything like the GTX 680, we're in for a treat.
March 27, 2012 10:37:34 PM

Or maybe sell my cards for $80 and save $90 more, and buy the GTX 680? Only $499 and it whips the GTX 590 by a lot in all benching. Nah I have been waiting for way too long for nvidia, was hoping for directx 12 in the series but that's not going to happen any time soon.