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Best GPU $150-$200

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February 29, 2012 9:59:19 AM

Hey guys I'm hunting a GPu that will allow my system to run well in BF3 and games to come in the future the GPu must not bottleneck my entire system and I want to be able to upgrade later CPU wise and ram wise without worrying about my graphics card bottle necking the entire system. Price range is $150-$200 Australian
My system currently is
Core i5 2500 3.3 ghz
4gb Apacer DDR3 ram
EVGA GeForce GT430 1gb
Asus p8h61-m le
500 watt thermaltake psu
Aopen Nagas G5 case

I would prefere GeForce but I will consider amd as they tend to be cheaper for more grunt

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February 29, 2012 10:14:51 AM

GTX 560 - AMD 6870

If that's too expensive 6850 is only viable option.
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February 29, 2012 10:17:14 AM

In your price range 6870 is the best option.
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February 29, 2012 7:14:40 PM

Thanks can you guys post a few other options and I also run duel screens and thinking of upgrading to 3
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February 29, 2012 7:24:03 PM

HD 6850-6870 esp for tri monitor setup.
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February 29, 2012 8:08:37 PM

Would the GTX support triple monitors too? I know my dads i7 has an amd GPu in it and it supports eyefinity but we've never tried it and I'm not sure about that cards gaming performance we don't use that of for games so ye
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February 29, 2012 8:27:46 PM

Snowsniper2 said:
Would the GTX support triple monitors too? I know my dads i7 has an amd GPu in it and it supports eyefinity but we've never tried it and I'm not sure about that cards gaming performance we don't use that of for games so ye


You will need a much much more powerful card to run Eyefinity. Think more like a $400 card.

You can get a GTX 560 Ti for right around $200 here in the US.
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February 29, 2012 8:30:58 PM

I'm pretty sure that dads GPu wasn't $400 it was like $30 more then my GT430 he's got an xfx ati souring cause I can't remember what it was even tho I built it I will hunt around as my parents own a of store and we get stuff wholesale so I will see what I can find
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February 29, 2012 8:58:55 PM

Snowsniper2 said:
I'm pretty sure that dads GPu wasn't $400 it was like $30 more then my GT430 he's got an xfx ati souring cause I can't remember what it was even tho I built it I will hunt around as my parents own a of store and we get stuff wholesale so I will see what I can find


At 1080 resolution, an Eyefinity setup would create a combined resolution of 5760x1080. His card might support Eyefinity and it would work for everyday tasks like web browsing and stuff, but rendering Battlefield 3 at that resolution would create abysmal framerates without a very powerful card like a GTX 580 or even a 590.

Good luck!
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February 29, 2012 11:46:03 PM

XD his isn't a bad card tho I'll send him an email asking to use GPu-z to tell me what card he has
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