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Which graphic card should I get?

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April 6, 2012 4:55:42 AM

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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a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2012 4:57:56 AM

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.
April 6, 2012 5:05:59 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2012 5:54:57 AM

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.
a c 91 U Graphics card
April 6, 2012 6:14:43 AM

go over to spoofee.com right now. there's a deal on one of those cards you shouldn't refuse.
April 6, 2012 6:29:39 AM

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?
a c 91 U Graphics card
April 6, 2012 6:34:33 AM

that's the only one there isn't it ? something like $129 after coupon and rebate ?
April 6, 2012 6:38:36 AM

yeah, it is. thanks for the info!
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