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July 13, 2012 9:41:15 PM

I am building a new machine based on a I7-980 processor, Gigabyte UDR3 Mobo, 8GB ram, in a Corsair 600T case with Corsair water cooling. I will also have a SSD drive for the OS. I primarily game and work on digital photos. I can spend up to 400 on a graphics card but question wether it is necessary. I want a goo gaming card what are your suggestions?

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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 1:19:07 AM

what resolution are you playing at?

generally, the 670 is currently the best video card for $400 and has great performance for the price
July 14, 2012 2:00:12 AM

vmem said:
what resolution are you playing at?

generally, the 670 is currently the best video card for $400 and has great performance for the price


At this point im stillusing a CRT so 1280x760
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July 14, 2012 2:01:02 AM

vmem said:
what resolution are you playing at?

generally, the 670 is currently the best video card for $400 and has great performance for the price


BTW how do you like your asus sound card?
a c 91 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 2:48:38 AM

I do like my Xonar card... but I'm not sure how much of it's just a placebo effect... aside from it being an expensive card, my gf got it for me for my bday so yeah... I don't think I would not like it even if there wasn't a difference...

anyway, I have a mediocre headset and I so hear richer bases as well as clearer vocals. the signal to noise ratio has definitely improved. aside from that, I wouldn't say it should be one of the last things to consider getting for a PC build. throwing that money at almost any other component would yield more benefits
July 14, 2012 2:59:22 AM

You don't need that much power for that resolution. A radeon 6870 should be more than enough and for around $200 dollars. I would spend the other $200 on an LED LCD. Also I am using a HT Omega Striker sound card an it is excellent.
a c 91 U Graphics card
July 14, 2012 4:07:06 AM

thor220 said:
You don't need that much power for that resolution. A radeon 6870 should be more than enough and for around $200 dollars. I would spend the other $200 on an LED LCD. Also I am using a HT Omega Striker sound card an it is excellent.


excellent point. OP, if you don't plan on upgrading your monitor, a 6870 will be plenty for the coming years. BUT, if you spend the other $200 on an LED display at 1980x1080, then the 6870 won't be enough again :(  get a 7870 if you plan on upgrading to 1080p
July 14, 2012 4:15:27 AM

LED displays get very good color. Many ppl waited with their crt monitors because regular lcd didn't have as good color reproduction, so if that is your worry rest easy. You can finally get both in LED lcds.
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