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HELP WHICH GPU IS BEST FOR ME

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April 1, 2012 5:13:21 PM
a c 254 U Graphics card
April 1, 2012 5:59:13 PM

I would for starters get a different psu , the Rosewill brand does not bring any quality standard to the table. I would go with SeaSonic , Antec , Corsair or XFX.
As far as a video card a GTX 570 or 580 would fit nicely with the components you have selected. If you had given us a budget amount then I would know if those cards are to expensive for you and suggested others.
If you want to go with AMD then the new 7950 or 7870 would be good choices.

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SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$129.99

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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$109.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $94.99

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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2012 6:17:36 PM

Yea before you get a graphics card. make sure your power supply is a good quality and up to the task. if you don't plan buying two Video cards then a 650 or 700 watt will be good for you. so if you plan to add more hard drives or a extra drive you will have extra power.

I personally would pair that CPU up with a GTX 580 or a 7950.
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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2012 6:30:59 PM

Hello.
I would advise you to wait a bit for the non- reference cards of gtx680 (actually what's your budget?).
On the other hand you can take:
EVGA 012-P3-1578-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Classified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and use the STEP-UP program in order to take a gtx 680 classified or a gtx670 later (up to 90 days) ;) 

edit: Oh and +1 to Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V inzone said. On the other hand seasonic is nice but a bit overpriced compare to similar brands.
If you want to spend a little more bucks you should go with
CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ChannelWell made, 7 years warranty, with 84% out of 548 votes 5stars, one of the best psu's ever made.
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April 2, 2012 12:39:54 PM

K thx for the reply and my budget is about 900-1000 maybe a bit higher depending on what video card i get. will all these graphics card play on max settings playing games like BF3, League Of Legends, etc?
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 1:17:09 PM

txfear said:
K thx for the reply and my budget is about 900-1000 maybe a bit higher depending on what video card i get. will all these graphics card play on max settings playing games like BF3, League Of Legends, etc?

According to tom's hardware, all GTX570/580 should able to play BF3 on max settings with 50fps (a few more from 580) at 1920x1080. If you are planning to take a card from EVGA that has lifetime warranty and use the step up program later for GTX670, you might be able to play BF3 on max settings, even at 2560x1440.
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a c 254 U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 4:17:07 PM

Games like BF3 , Crysis 2 and Metro 2033 will stress any system to the limit and you will struggle to get high fps at high settings and resolution. You need a beefy system and not a budget one to get those results , it's kind of like the old saying "you get what you pay for". So a $1000 or less system you have to be prepared to play at reduced settings and resolutions , but you will be able to play those games. The better the video card then the better the chances of playing on max settings and getting high fps. A GTX580 or 680 or AMD 7970 will give you that but you will be paying for those fps.
There are a lot of games that are not as stressful on the video card that you can play at max settings and high resolutions.
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April 2, 2012 5:16:48 PM

I don't know about a 7950. I have one of those. Everything was fine on bf3 until the latest patch. Now my gameplay is not as good...

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April 2, 2012 8:20:24 PM

xtremeclowny said:
I don't know about a 7950. I have one of those. Everything was fine on bf3 until the latest patch. Now my gameplay is not as good...



what do you mean it is not as good??
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April 2, 2012 9:32:54 PM

The card is great. But ever since They updated bf3 a few days ago I have been having a lot of graphic related issues. For example, right after the update my game was running nearly 3x faster than normal. I managed to fix that but I still get speed issues when it comes to the killcam. But idk, I'm still trying to figure out the issue. There is a chance that the problem is not due to the patch but due to the drivers or my monitor. Trying to find out. I'll update you once I find out the source of the problem.

But yeah, before all this mess the card was great.
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April 2, 2012 9:34:03 PM

But if you are considering a 7950 then you might as well spend a couple of more bucks and get a 680 which is supposed to be somewhat better from what I hear.
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