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July 20, 2012 12:41:04 AM

Hi

My systems specs are as follows:

intel i5 760 lynfield 2.8 Ghz LGA1156
6870
Asus p7p55d DDR3
550w PSU
Im running 1 monitor at 1080p

I want a GPU to hold me for about 2 years till I build a new system.

I want to buy off amazon.com

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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 12:44:59 AM

Do you have a budget? If you can spend $430 I'd grab a 670 or a 7970. The right choice for you would depend on what games you want to play.

EDIT: I see the 670s are back down to around $400, which would more than likely make that the way to go.
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July 20, 2012 12:50:25 AM

Need more info 550W - manufacturer?/
-Bruce
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July 20, 2012 12:52:19 AM

The 670 is a universally good choice, especially at 1080p. If you're committed to that monitor resolution, you can't beat it.

If you want to go cheaper than $400, let me suggest the twin frozr 7950 at $310 post-rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's a really good deal right now (hard to believe it's only a few bucks more than the 7870). The thing overclocks like crazy and has 3GB of VRAM, which will help you if you push beyond 1080p.
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July 20, 2012 12:55:41 AM

Hi I'd like to keep the price range under 300 if possible so 7950 max. It's a Cool master 550w extreme power plus silent 12cm fan. I wonder if there will be a bottle neck for current cards. Also I am on 4 Gb ram (ddr3 1600)
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July 20, 2012 1:01:43 AM

whats wrong with the 6870?
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July 20, 2012 1:15:29 AM

Nothing. I just want to play some games on high settings, like Bf3, metro 2033. Also I have annoy driver issue with sound on my current card.
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July 20, 2012 1:17:15 AM

confish21 said:
whats wrong with the 6870?

I don't know what to make of this; it's old tech and way under budget for OP, for starters.
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July 20, 2012 2:50:53 AM

Got 2 PCI slots with SLi and Crossfire support? if so just buy a 2nd one but at 550w thats pretty week PSU i would suggest buying new PSU and 2nd 6870
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July 20, 2012 3:06:55 AM

Yes, a second 6870 would be a great choice at 1080p, except that you'd definitely need a new PSU.

If $300 is about your max and you definitely want a new card, I'd say either stretch to get that 7950 I mentioned, or go down to a 7850 or 570. But tbh, at 1080p, I would probably stick with the 6870 a little while longer. It's a great card, and you might want to hold off so you can see what the 660 Ti is like (and what price changes it might bring).
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July 21, 2012 12:59:57 AM

Best answer selected by yankstar.
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