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August 14, 2012 5:25:42 PM

Hey I'm in the process of picking out some parts for my new computer, and I was debating about which card to buy. I don't have too much money so I would like to choose a card that's the best bang for my buck. Can you guys suggest which one is better? Is there an even cheaper option that can still give me great performance? Thanks!
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August 14, 2012 5:32:03 PM

Hi

What resolution will you be playing games at? and what games will you be playing?
The rest of your PC specs are also important for predicting performance
However as a basic guide a HD6670 would be sufficient for most modern games at 1280 x 1024 or below, If you plan on playing modern games at a higher resolution like 1920 x 1080 then you may want to consider a HD6850 or GTX 560.
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August 14, 2012 5:36:56 PM

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Hi

What resolution will you be playing games at? and what games will you be playing?
The rest of your PC specs are also important for predicting performance
However as a basic guide a HD6670 would be sufficient for most modern games at 1280 x 1024 or below, If you plan on playing modern games at a higher resolution like 1920 x 1080 then you may want to consider a HD6850 or GTX 560.


Right now my monitor is at 1920x1080, I might downgrade to a 1650x1050 one if need be. I'll be getting an i5 2500k cpu as well as a 600w PSU. I'm also thinking about downgrading to a 500w for the time being and then buy a 600w one when I have money.
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August 14, 2012 5:40:56 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Hi

What resolution will you be playing games at? and what games will you be playing?
The rest of your PC specs are also important for predicting performance
However as a basic guide a HD6670 would be sufficient for most modern games at 1280 x 1024 or below, If you plan on playing modern games at a higher resolution like 1920 x 1080 then you may want to consider a HD6850 or GTX 560.


Right now my monitor is at 1920x1080, I might downgrade to a 1650x1050 one if need be. I'll be getting an i5 2500k cpu as well as a 600w PSU. I'm also thinking about downgrading to a 500w for the time being and then buy a 600w one when I have money.
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August 14, 2012 5:46:30 PM

kevinduan said:
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Hi

What resolution will you be playing games at? and what games will you be playing?
The rest of your PC specs are also important for predicting performance
However as a basic guide a HD6670 would be sufficient for most modern games at 1280 x 1024 or below, If you plan on playing modern games at a higher resolution like 1920 x 1080 then you may want to consider a HD6850 or GTX 560.


Right now my monitor is at 1920x1080, I might downgrade to a 1650x1050 one if need be. I'll be getting an i5 2500k cpu as well as a 600w PSU. I'm also thinking about downgrading to a 500w for the time being and then buy a 600w one when I have mneyy.


If your really pushed for money then a HD6770 or GTX550Ti will be ok for 1650 x 1050, anything less powerful and you'll be reducing in-game graphics settings left, right and centre on modern games.

Keep your PSU if its a quality 600W unit IMO.
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