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May 8, 2012 3:44:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today
Budget Range: Just best bang for buck
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (mainly Blizzard games)
Parts Not Required: only need Video Card now
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or Newegg
Country: USA
Parts Preferences: Nvidia since they work better with Blizzard games
Overclocking: Maybe in future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 24" WS

I was ready to purchase a Video Card today but the price jumped up $90. Was ordering EVGA GTX GeForce 480 but the price jumped back up to $299.99.

Any help on something similar?

This is what I have on order:

CPU: I5-3570K
MB: BioStar TZ77XE4 Newegg combo $374.98
RAM: CPU: GSkill 8GB $41.99
Case: Corsair 300R $75.84
PS: OCZ Modxstream Pro 700W $89.99 with $30 rebate
Cooler: Cooler 212 EVO $34.95
OS: Win 7 OEM 64bit $99.99
HDD: Crucial 256GB M4 SSD $216.11


Need Video Card help please!! Thanks!!
a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 4:22:15 PM

We can't give you anything without a set budget. With no cap, we can just recommend better and better video cards until you've got multiple $1000 690s. I can tell you that the 480's a bad idea, as it's hot, loud and power-hungry, and that you should probably go for something from the latest generations (7000 and 600) instead, but without a budget I can't be more specific than that.
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May 8, 2012 5:11:49 PM

Sorry, I really just want best bang for my buck. The 480 at $209 seemed to be a steal. I really am not strapped for cash so I don't want to put down a budget.

I wanted to try to stay with Nvidia and I was really looking around $200-$300. The games I play won't tax any of these GPUs but I want to future proof it a bit.

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a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 6:37:47 PM

Newegg has GTX570's for under $300
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May 8, 2012 6:56:34 PM

GI_JONES said:
Newegg has GTX570's for under $300


From what I read the GTX 480 if comparable to the GTX 570. The 480 is back down to $239...very jumpy prices.

Would I get much more going with a 570 vs a 480 for $50-$60 more?
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a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 7:56:35 PM

The 570 will be quieter, cooler and use less power, but performance wise they are pretty similar
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May 8, 2012 7:59:36 PM

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a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 8:11:22 PM

...but the 7850's got performance comparable to the 570's, uses less power and costs much less. That's what I'm saying about the new generation.
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