Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Gaming Video Graphic Card

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 12, 2012 11:24:02 PM

So I am building a new computer for mainly playing WOW and some battlefield 3 on the side.
I am going to get an i5-2500k CPU and an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen 3 mobo.
Also going to get 8gb of RAM (2x4gb corsair vengeance) and probably going to get an ASUS 24' monitor with 1920x1080 resolution. (open to other monitor sugestions if you think that wont be nice enough resolution)

So my question is what Video Graphic Card should I get? I'm kind of lost as to which one to get, I don't really want to spend anything more than $200, but im willing to go a little over if its worth it.
I was looking at the GTX-460 or maybe a radeon 6870? idk, also I would like my system to be able to use two monitors if thats possible.

thanks in advance.
June 12, 2012 11:35:08 PM

A Nvidia GTX 550TI has the capability to play WoW on Ultra with considerably stable and smooth fps. High very good. It can play BF3 online on medium with nice FPS and pretty smooth gameplay, and you could go on High but the gameplay is not nearly as smooth as it would be on medium. Ultra or High in the campaign **on some missions* with a considerably nice FPS on Ultra but High it should run fine. It is about 130$ on newegg.com. Very cheap card for nice performance. If you are getting one I would suggest getting it Overclocked by the company you are buying it from, OC'ing will help performance a lot.
m
0
l
June 12, 2012 11:42:01 PM

cool thanks manlooks nice and the reviews are great too.
just to clarify you are talking about the EVGA card right?
m
0
l
Related resources
June 12, 2012 11:43:40 PM

ZFraser said:
cool thanks manlooks nice and the reviews are great too.
just to clarify you are talking about the EVGA card right?


EVGA=Nvidia

and Yes.
m
0
l
June 12, 2012 11:46:03 PM

haha oh my bad, kind of a newbie at the computer building world.
thanks man, I'm looking forward to the build!
m
0
l
June 12, 2012 11:53:38 PM

ZFraser said:
haha oh my bad, kind of a newbie at the computer building world.
thanks man, I'm looking forward to the build!


No problem! Always like to help people out when I can!
m
0
l
June 13, 2012 12:10:05 AM

phensen said:
My opinion is that a 550 ti is a VERY weak card to pair with a 2500k. Why would you spend so much on a processor for gaming and then hobble it with an underperforming card. At the $200 price point this is my reccomendation:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's Tom's graphics card hierarchy chart for comparison

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Make sure your PSU can handle this card.

Best of luck!


Eh not that good of a card that you are recommending. But I was giving him a card in his price range, and for 130$ the 550TI is a nice card.
m
0
l
!