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May 2, 2012 12:21:01 AM

Hey guys, building a new computer, this is my first build

I'm trying to pick a graphics card but i need some help

the MB I'm getting is ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

and my proccesor if it matters intel BX80605I5760 Core i5 760 Processor

just looking for a decent graphics card, for gaming.

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a c 251 U Graphics card
a c 128 å Intel
May 2, 2012 12:26:34 AM

What will you be getting for a psu or have you not considered that yet? Also what will you be looking at for a budget amount for the card? The monitor resolution? What games and ingame settings are you looking to have?
I know it's a lot of questions but without that info I could just post back and say get a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970.
May 2, 2012 12:29:19 AM

no more than 350 for budget, my resolution is 1176 x 663(i use a TV) and for ingame settings id like them to be relatively high, i dont need maxed.

I havent looked for a power unit yet.
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a c 251 U Graphics card
a c 128 å Intel
May 2, 2012 12:37:09 AM

SAPPHIRE 11199-00-20G Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$349.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$339.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $329.99

Here is one card from each manufacturer and naturaly these are at the high end of your budget and you can go lower if you choose. Also here is a graphics chart to help you decide;

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
May 2, 2012 12:38:34 AM

thank you so much for the help man!
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 12:39:37 AM

You don't need a very powerful card to play at that low resolution. You should really consider getting a nice 1080p computer monitor for $180 or so and spending the rest on a radeon 6770 or 6850 card.

Here's my recommendation.

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

Graphics card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- or -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



If you don't get a new monitor, consider a card such as the 6750 or even the 6670 for high settings on most games.
A 7870 would be a waste of money at your TV's resolution. You would be able to max every game you found, but so would a card 1/2 that price.
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 12:41:20 AM

Sylailene said:
Hey guys, building a new computer, this is my first build

I'm trying to pick a graphics card but i need some help

the MB I'm getting is ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

and my proccesor if it matters intel BX80605I5760 Core i5 760 Processor

just looking for a decent graphics card, for gaming.


That processor you've picked is an LGA 1156 part which won't fit in an LGA 1155 socket. Look for a Core i5 2500K to put in your board.
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 12:43:48 AM

IMPORTANT!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that motherboard is LGA 1155, supporting ONLY 2nd generation core i-series processors. Consider the i5-2500k, because the i5-760 won't fit.

EDIT: aicom beat me...
a c 251 U Graphics card
a c 128 å Intel
May 2, 2012 12:44:01 AM

SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a top notch power supply and of course there are other less expensive.

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply
$99.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$93.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $78.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-NLB9) 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$114.99 and a $25 rebate makes it $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These would also work for you.
a c 251 U Graphics card
a c 128 å Intel
May 2, 2012 12:48:23 AM

Based on that cpu misstep maybe you should post in the systems section to make sure that you are getting compatable parts before you buy. That could have been a costly mistake if you had ruined the cpu trying to put it in the wrong cpu socket , one bent pin and your done.
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 12:56:54 AM

even though OP's budget states a whopping 350.00, his resolution is terribly low. i would recommend a 230ish budget for a card and to get a decent 1080p monitor with the rest
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
something like this will keep OP happy for a while and also allow a new monitor in budget as well as open up future sli options.
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