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New FX Card upgrade -- any suggestions

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August 14, 2012 3:04:36 AM

First off, can't go more than $400. Looking for the best card that'll get me at least 45 fps at 1280x1020 with some of the new upcoming games like Metro Last Light, GTA 5 or Metro 2033. All these games maxed out haha. System specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

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August 14, 2012 3:13:32 AM

The best $400 card will be a GTX670.
You will need a 500w psu.

In a week or so, the GTX660 should arrive at a lower price point. At your resolution, I think it might do the job.
Check the benchmarks.
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August 14, 2012 3:14:09 AM

^ Agreed with the above.

However, I would personally get either a GTX660 Ti (Should be released sometime next week) or a Radeon HD7870. Both will be priced around $299, so that leaves you an extra ~$100, which you could use to invest in preferably a 1080p monitor :) 

Those two cards should be able to almost max out those games at 1080p without a sweat.
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August 14, 2012 3:26:17 AM

Well ASUS has a 23" 3D Monitor I was looking at. As for this GFX card, you sure I can do it with those? I mean I'd love to have 60, but I think 45 is gracious with Metros next. Just want to play those high end games at a very comfortable FPS and be prepared for that 23" eventually. Appreciate the help guys
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August 14, 2012 3:33:03 AM

As long as you don't play in 3D (this is even demanding for cards such as a GTX680), you should be fine on the 23" (assuming it's 1080p since most of those screen sizes are).

If you have money set aside for your monitor already, I would suggest the GTX670 like stated above. However, if you can find a HD7970 for a reasonable price (meaning massive discounts/rebates), I think it is something worth taking into consideration.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1273746/radeon-7970-will-out...

With their price drop and driver updates, they're looking like a pretty good value IMO.
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August 14, 2012 3:47:34 AM

Yea I have been checking out the HD7970s and they seem amazing on the benchmarks which I find odd because in my past experience I bought mainly NVidia since they won. After Metro 2033, I'm going to take revenge on Witcher 2 for running shitty on this system.
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August 14, 2012 4:00:50 AM

Yeah :)  only if you can get the 7970's for a reasonable price, though. Otherwise I would prefer to get the 670 without a doubt :lol: 
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August 14, 2012 4:04:19 AM

Yea lots people seem to recommending that. This is such an upgrade haha 4 GB 1066 DDR2, 2.2 AMD X2 Dual core, 460 768 haha I cannot wait. I tried playing Witcher 2 and that's what made me realize "Yeah, I need to upgrade"
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August 14, 2012 4:20:06 AM

:lol:  I see, that's definitely a good reason to upgrade...very modest system you have there, but it's definitely aging :) 

By the way, have you decided on a power supply?
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