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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.
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.
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.
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?
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 290 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:09:40 AM
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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.
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.
May 30, 2012 5:11:00 AM

Thanks very much guys!!
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.
a c 290 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:15:34 AM

Glad to help!
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.
a c 290 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.
a c 99 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 5:28:32 AM

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

I retract everything I ever said!! Get a 670!
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!
a c 290 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 ;) .
May 30, 2012 8:27:31 PM

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

Best answer selected by thename1000.
a c 290 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 8:28:32 PM

Glad I helped you decide :) .
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