I am building myself a new computer this year and my first purchase is going to be a $250-300 graphics card so I can have it for when Diablo 3 comes out.
I've been doing research for awhile on the "best cards for your buck" and had decided on a Radeon 6950 but they can not be found anymore so now I'm thinking about getting a 7850. But one thing has been bothering me... I haven't been able to find a good answer on the difference between GeForce vs Radeon. Is it ONLY budget? Or components? Should I be thinking about getting a GeForce 560 Ti instead?
Yes i can work with that..... Here is my suggestion....Either a GTX 570 or a 580 (if you can stretch it a bit) but the thing is the NVIDIA GTX 600 series will be out in a month, or well the rest of them. ANd will be the new Bargain for Buck cards.
The 570 will be overkill for diablo 2 its engine is that of Sc2 which only needs a gtx 460 and an i5 2500k to max so go with the 560 ti and overclock to match a 570 and save your money for another game or something
Is there a reason I should choose GeForce above Radeon, or vice-versa?
Does it matter which brand I go with (MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte, Sapphire)?
Rockdpm, thank you for your recommendations. I might just wait a month for the 600s to come out and see what my choices are then. I'm not a very patient person though
firo40, I don't mind the overkill. I am set on spending $250 - $300. I want a card that will allow me to play games with the best settings possible. D3 isn't the only game I play.
The 680's are out..... but they are a bit pricey over your budget. If you want a 600 card, you are gonna have to wait as release dates for the rest of Kepler is expected sometime this month or next month