What kind of performance should I anticipate? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: June 18, 2012 4:39 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Brendanthemann June 18, 2012 4:30:16 AM So I'm building my first computer, used primarily for gaming. I'm only 18, and my budget is rather low, attempting to stick in the $800 range. This is basically what I'm looking at intel i5-2500k 3.3GHz processor Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), DDR3-1600MHz ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Motherboard Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply The graphics card is where i'm waffling. I'm looking at XFX Radeon HD 6950 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... But if anyone could recommend anything in a similar price range i'm all ears. Oh and I will be playing on a 21 inch 1080p monitor ANYWAYS, to my question. What kind of performance on what settings can i expect in Skyrim, BF3, and other similar games? Thanks More about : kind performance anticipate Sunius a c 289 U Graphics card June 18, 2012 4:39:32 AM Do not buy that power supply. It's bad. It won't be enough for the HD 6950. I'd suggest at least this one: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... On BF3 you'll be able to play with everything on ultra except multisample antialiasing disabled. You might be able to set it at 2x. On skyrim, if you overclock your CPU to at least 4 GHz, you'll be able to max it out. It's really CPU dependent: Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat kind of performance should I be expecting with this PC? ForumWhat kind of performance should I expect? ForumWhat kind of GPU should i buy on 400 watt PSU ? ForumWhat kind of tests should I perform for new build? ForumWhat kind of experience should I be expecting from this overhaul? ForumWhat kind of performance will this give? ForumWhat kind of RAM should I buy for new laptop ForumWhat kind of performance will I get on this new build? ForumWhat kind of gaming performance can I expect? ForumWhat kind of performance can I expect from my new build? ForumWhat kind of GPU should I get*read description* ForumWhat kind of performance will i get on BF3? ForumWhat kind of performance gain would an SSD give me ?? ForumWhat kind of motherboard should I use now for build? ForumWhat kind of Internal hard drive should I get? ForumWhat kind of performance to expect? ForumPlease help me choosing a GFX Card ForumWhich Radeon HD 6670 Card Should I Get? Forum[Solved] SLI Connectors. What are they and how do they work? ForumWhat are my options for video cards? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !