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Which Nvidia GPU would fit my needs best

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April 2, 2012 5:36:42 PM

Hello , this is my first post here. I've been a visitor for many years. I'm only 16 but I've been saving up lots of money from my job . Currently I have already choosen every component except my GPU . I was wondering which GPU would be best for me . Things I plan to do with my new gpu: I plan on playing crysis 1 with graphic mods. I plan on playing Crysis 2 with Dx 11 and high Res textures . I also plan on using the cry engine 2 and or 3 at highest settings while making maps. I also wanted to play GTA IV icenhancer 2.0 at very high settings . I want to use my gpu to learn and create my own shaders and post processing effects and I also plan to use this in Unity3d and auto desk 3ds 2012 My current specs: 1280x1024 res i5 2400 8 Gb of ram 500gb hard drive 600w psu I was looking at either the Gtx 460 or 560 or even a 560ti because most likely I will be doing some intense stuff Thanks for the help,

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April 2, 2012 5:59:44 PM

Also my budget is $250 USD
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April 2, 2012 6:16:35 PM

Might not even have to go that high with such a low resolution.
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April 2, 2012 6:26:12 PM

Icenhancer 2.0 is GPU hungry it needs a good gpu. Cry engine 3 on ultra settings can be very demanding and I plan on making a Global illumination fx and indirect lighting on unity3d and I've been using a P4 @ 2Ghz with 1Gb ram and integrated gpu so my new system should be alot better . I've been thinking and I have 2 ideas.
1. I can get a gtx 460 and a Ssd
2. I can get a Gtx 560ti .
So is a ssd really worth a couple of seconds in load read and write times ?
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April 2, 2012 6:32:09 PM

yaboiicey1 said:
Icenhancer 2.0 is GPU hungry it needs a good gpu. Cry engine 3 on ultra settings can be very demanding and I plan on making a Global illumination fx and indirect lighting on unity3d and I've been using a P4 @ 2Ghz with 1Gb ram and integrated gpu so my new system should be alot better . I've been thinking and I have 2 ideas.
1. I can get a gtx 460 and a Ssd
2. I can get a Gtx 560ti .
So is a ssd really worth a couple of seconds in load read and write times ?


Ordinarily I'd say no, because the jump in performance from a 460 to a 560 Ti is significant in gaming.

However, as was mentioned, your resolution is low enough that you perhaps wouldn't notice that much of a difference. Plus, the SSD might provide added performance in some of the Autodesk 3D stuff you're doing. Anyone want to confirm that?

If ever you would go up to a 1920x1080 monitor, then I would say go for the better GPU, even though the SSD is a very nice upgrade.
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April 2, 2012 6:36:34 PM

I don't plan on getting a better monitor because my monitor is fine and 1080p is nice and all but you need more money for components to play games at playable fps
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April 2, 2012 6:38:02 PM

yaboiicey1 said:
I don't plan on getting a better monitor because my monitor is fine and 1080p is nice and all but you need more money for components to play games at playable fps


Then I think the 460+SSD is a wise choice. Have fun!
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April 2, 2012 6:59:01 PM

Thanks , I think ill go with a gtx 460+ssd. Hopefully I can post pics on here some time when its all built
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April 2, 2012 8:21:54 PM

Your gonna want a card that has 2gig of vram IMO.
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April 2, 2012 8:23:43 PM

Hydroc10 said:
Your gonna want a card that has 2gig of vram IMO.


In almost every single game available, you will only breach 1GB of memory on the GPU if you're gaming over 1920x1080.
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