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April 29, 2012 10:06:51 PM

Hey Community,

I'm building a new machine and am on my last part, the graphics card. I know that I want a Nvidia from eVGA. I've been trying to do some research but I'm just not that equipped (knowledge wise) to make a solid purchase.

With that said, I can't afford the 680 or the 690 :p 

I was looking at this card

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

After the MIR it's just under $200.00

My question is, is this a solid investment that will play games like BF3/Diablo 3/Batman and the latest titles?

I'm not looking for SLI and before I drop $200.00 I wanted the opinions of people that know what they're talking about!

Hope you can all help me!

If there is something that you think is better for the money I am willing to maybe go to $240-250 max if it's a considerable difference in performance. Thanks!

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April 29, 2012 10:10:40 PM

I'd say wait if you can. The 660ti is just around the corner and should have significantly better performance at a similar price point. It will at least shake the pricing structure up and you may wind up being able to get the 7850 (which is a better card) for ~$200.

If you can't wait, the 560ti for $200 is a decent buy. It will play everything as long as you don't expect to be able to crank up anti-aliasing on the most demanding title.
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April 29, 2012 10:52:11 PM

How's your case's cooling? if it has good air-flow, a 480 will be the fastest card you can get for ~$200

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

It's old tech, but it's the best of the 4** generation, and is on par with the more expensive GTX570. downside's it runs a bit hot, hence why I asked about cooling
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April 29, 2012 11:56:24 PM

I have a coolermaster haf 932
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May 1, 2012 2:29:26 AM

480 should do fine. that case's almost a wind-tunnel :p 
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