Which graphic card should I get?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sometime this weekend.

BUDGET RANGE: $200 or under

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Planning to use it for Dota 2 and Diablo 3. I want it to be able to run these games smoothly.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: EVGA 512-P3-N871-RX GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and RAIDMAX AURORA 2 RX-600F 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready LED Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
MOBO: ECS G31T-M(1.0) LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.40 GHz
RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5
CASE: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: It doesn't matter as long as the site is reliable and can ship the card to me within the next week.

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference.

OVERCLOCKING: NO

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None
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  1. A 6870 for under $200.

    I would totally replace that timebomb of yours (the PSU) if you don't want your system to blow up.
    You're gonna have crazy bottlenecks because of your CPU.

    I would opt for a 6570 and save the rest for a new build.
  2. e56imfg said:
    A 6870 for under $200.

    I would totally replace that timebomb of yours (the PSU) if you don't want your system to blow up.
    You're gonna have crazy bottlenecks because of your CPU.

    I would opt for a 6570 and save the rest for a new build.


    What kind of PSU should I get? I got that PSU for about $60 dollars.
  3. A corsair CX500 would be about right. I'll bet it puts out more power than that raidmax 600watt, plus more reliable, and more accurate as to putting out the correct voltages.
  4. go over to spoofee.com right now. there's a deal on one of those cards you shouldn't refuse.
  5. swifty_morgan said:
    go over to spoofee.com right now. there's a deal on one of those cards you shouldn't refuse.

    are you referring to the 6870?
  6. that's the only one there isn't it ? something like $129 after coupon and rebate ?
  7. yeah, it is. thanks for the info!
  8. There's a list of recommended PSUs in my sig.

    But I prefer the Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W - provides 41 amps
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