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Can someone please recommend some cards?

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May 30, 2012 4:42:50 AM

Hey guys this is what I have so far:


CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
Intel i5 2500k 3.3GHZ with Turbo

I want to get either one great GPU or crossfire two ok GPUs. Even after reading the FAQ I don't know which route to go.

I want to spend max $450-$500 either way.

Could someone recommend which way they think I should go, and tell me some card combos for this price range?

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a c 99 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 4:46:24 AM

One great GPU is recommended. And that is my suggestion.
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May 30, 2012 4:58:08 AM

Is that the general censuses? Or is this one of those things where there are fanboys on either side and both think theirs is the best way to go? :( 
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:05:19 AM

one great gpu always beats 2 lesser ones.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:06:21 AM

There is actually some fact to the recommendation. Sometimes users experience flickering, microstuttering, flashing, bad scaling in games, issues with drivers and etc. Some games can and cannot support it.
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May 30, 2012 5:07:18 AM

Alright you guys have me convinced, thanks. The only question is, for my budget of $500 and under can I get a great GPU? If so, can you suggest a few that will go with the hardware i listed in the OP?
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a c 99 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:08:58 AM

Yes, it depends on how much you play games and among other things.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:09:40 AM

I think GTX 670 is the best card in that price range.

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

Check out it's review:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gtx-670-review,re...

Quote from the conclusions:
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Maybe this time will be different and we’ll see GeForce GTX 670s in sufficient quantity to satisfy the folks previously priced out of the ultra-high-end market. If that’s the case, then hell yes. GeForce GTX 670 is a phenomenal little board that blows right past the GeForce GTX 580—a card that was introduced at £400 a year and a half ago. It offers the display connectivity to contend with Eyefinity, one of AMD’s prior differentiators, and its efficiency is currently unmatched. We have every reason to recommend buying a GeForce GTX 670—even as an alternative to the GeForce GTX 680, which is marginally faster, but 25% more expensive.


Basically, it's second fastest GPU in the market, and has insanely high performance for its price.

P. S. I am sorry other people have trolled you.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:10:59 AM

You have several choices: GTX 670, Radeon HD 7970, GTX 580. Those are at the top of your price range.
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May 30, 2012 5:11:00 AM

Thanks very much guys!!
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a c 99 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:12:28 AM

Any of the cards that are suggested will do well with your setup, especially the i5-2500k.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:15:34 AM

Glad to help!
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:17:49 AM

The 670 is definitely the best value, but you can also get a 680 for $500.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:27:09 AM

cuecuemore said:
The 670 is definitely the best value, but you can also get a 680 for $500.


I doubt he can, those go for around $520 nowadays.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:28:32 AM

I agree. Plus, most are out of stock.
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:35:05 AM

I retract everything I ever said!! Get a 670!
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May 30, 2012 8:03:02 PM

Well I was about to pull the trigger on the 670, but someone told me that it might be overkill because I won't be gaming at a high resolution. (Have a 21 inch monitor) They said I could save a couple hundred bucks by getting a 560 Ti / 6850 / 6870 / 6950 instead.

Is this true??

Thanks again!
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 8:08:21 PM

It really depends on the games you play. GTX 560 Ti will max all most games, but not all of them. Namely it cannot max out are: Witcher 2, Metro 2033, Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, and similar graphically intense games. GTX 670 however, would max everything today and will continue to do for over 2 years. It's your choice really ;) .
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May 30, 2012 8:27:31 PM

Alright sorry for the bother..Thanks again guys!
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May 30, 2012 8:27:57 PM

Best answer selected by thename1000.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 8:28:32 PM

Glad I helped you decide :) .
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