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1440x900p video card to play all games max

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February 27, 2012 11:08:58 AM

I'm not sure if this goes here, but please tell me so that I can put it where it belongs.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Mid-April 2012 BUDGET RANGE: No limit

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Metro 2033, BF3, etc.), and school stuff

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Getting this on a new build, just need help picking which video card

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Planning on getting the ivy bridge equivalent of a 2500k

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Getting them retail COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philippines

PARTS PREFERENCES: MSi and ASUS manufactured

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Can run Metro 2033 on said resolution with everything on max (including AA).

P.S. I can't get a new monitor, and I'm satisfied with a 16" one
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February 27, 2012 11:41:18 AM

metro 2033 with everething on max even at this resolution will be heavy you will need a 560 ti minimum, you can go with a 6950 maybe but you will not be using physx so it is not maximum for metro2033.

here you see the quality presets for a 560ti
http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/OPS/Metro-2033-GeForce-...

at 1680x1050 wich is a little higher than the resolution you are planning to play, it gets 36 fps average, some areas you will go to 24 or less with Advanced DOF active, so i think with 1440x900 you will be ok with one 560 ti. maybe with a 560 you can get playable fps too, but some areas you may be running at very low fps.

if you don't need physx you can go for a hd6950 or hd6870 maybe they will do the job.
a c 376 U Graphics card
February 27, 2012 12:05:59 PM

Is there a reason you care about maxing out settings when the size and resolution of the monitor are MUCH more important to the quality of the image/gaming experience?
Spend your money on a decent 1080p monitor then get a reasonable card to power it. Spending $250 on a card to turn on AA in one game will do you no favors.
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February 27, 2012 5:50:59 PM

A 560ti sounds perfect for what you want to do. A 1080p monitor is always nice though for maxed out gaming though, maxing games out at 1440x900 is not too difficult though.
February 27, 2012 7:48:15 PM

Well, I can't really just get a new monitor
February 27, 2012 7:49:57 PM

Desk space doesn't allow for it either, but thanks for the heads up. When I get a bigger desk, I guess I'll get a new monitor.
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