Need help picking graphic's card

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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=N82E16814102981

    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-card-review,3107-7.html
  4. thank you so much for the help man!
  5. 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=N82E16824236153

    Graphics card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    - or -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664


    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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=N82E16817151106

    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=N82E16817371051

    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=N82E16817207014

    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=N82E16817207015

    These would also work for you.
  9. 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.
  10. 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/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7191409&CatId=3585
    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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