Hi, I am looking for a new (well,used) gpu for my i7 920 system. I was looking at the gtx 480 and 6950, they seem to be both on par with each other. I was leaning towards the 480, but I hear lots of noise and heat issues, although unlike amd it has decent drivers. What would be the best card ( I will be buying used) for around 150$?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the month, 140-160$ budget
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Hard gaming
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Ati 5570, ocz mod-X-stream 600w
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i7 920, x58 sli le, 6gb ram
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: buying used, so [H] forums, OCN or tomshardware
PARTS PREFERENCES: doesn't matter
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, only if needed in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920:1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Using a Cm storm scout case, would be preferable if the card was under 10.6'', but don't mind using the dremel.
I play a variety of games, like skyrim,crysis, battlefield, LoL, TF2,HL2. I'm really just looking for the most powerful card with the best bang for buck under 160$.
Is there a minimum fps that you want? All the gpu's could max all those games out, but (probably) only the HD 7850 can play with 30 fps minimum or more. But the HD 7850 costs 250$ new, and there are probably no second hands. After that the GTX 560 is the best one, I would recommend getting that one then.
This is a new gtx 560 ti with a good cooler, only a little above your price point: 190$: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....