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March 30, 2012 10:18:53 PM

Hi All.

I'm building a new machine, which will be for gaming (i5 based, 8gb)

The main concern I'm having is on which GPU to choose. I know for sure I'll be spending many hours playing old republic, and possibly skyrim, yet since i'm not a fan of FPS, I don't know how much a 560ti would be over kill? as i'm trying to minimize costs as well, maybe something else (perhaps an ATI) would be a better choice?

basically i'm capping the GPU @ 250$, and I would like to play at 1920X1080.

Thanks in advance.

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March 30, 2012 10:31:05 PM
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March 30, 2012 10:33:52 PM

Don't give the GPU a budget of its own. Just give us a budget for the overall system. You may find that we can allocate more to the GPU than you think you can afford. No single card is currently overkill for 1920x1080; that is, none will max absolutely every game out there at 60fps. The performance/price ratio decreases at the top end, of course.
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March 30, 2012 10:35:44 PM

rolli's recommendation is excellent. It's a great price for a great card that should treat you well.
March 30, 2012 10:41:29 PM

hmm. I does sound very good. I wonder if one GB won't be a bottle neck in the near future though?

@kajabla - The GPU budget is what's left after I calculated all of the other pieces, but a very good point on its own.
March 30, 2012 10:43:20 PM

skalev said:
hmm. I does sound very good. I wonder if one GB won't be a bottle neck in the near future though?

@kajabla - The GPU budget is what's left after I calculated all of the other pieces, but a very good point on its own.


As long as you're gaming no higher than 1920x1080, you should be fine with 1GB on most games.
March 30, 2012 10:56:05 PM

You can choose to SLI the 560Ti at a later date to make sure you dont fall behind
March 30, 2012 10:59:12 PM

smeg4brainsuk said:
You can choose to SLI the 560Ti at a later date to make sure you dont fall behind


But you will need a better PSU and an SLI-certified motherboard for that, just FYI.
March 30, 2012 11:00:33 PM

ringzero said:
But you will need a better PSU and an SLI-certified motherboard for that, just FYI.


Right. Ok, thanks alot you guys. Now just have to choose a keyboard ;) 
March 30, 2012 11:00:50 PM

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March 31, 2012 6:14:56 AM

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