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August 27, 2012 8:12:24 PM

Just bought a new build running integrated i-5 graphics.
I was wondering what the best GPU would be for my system with a budget of ~$250(max ~$300).

Mainly using build for gaming and photo/video processing.
Running all on a 1080p display with games wanting to be on max settings.
Prefer nVidia over ATI/AMD.

Preferred website for parts:
http://www.canadacomputers.com
http://www.ncix.ca
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/


System Specs:
Core i-5 3570K - stock cooler
Asrock Extreme 4 Z77
2x4 Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
120Gb OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
3Tb Hitachi 7200 RPM HDD
OCZ ModXStream 600W PSU

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August 28, 2012 1:53:14 PM

For $219 - Get the 7850 :)  It's an excellent card! You won't need anything more.

Get this model - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 28, 2012 3:25:38 PM

the GTX460 2win is on sale on newegg. If you want SLI in a single card i suggest you get this over the 7850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Pros:
almost same price as a 7850.)
performs significantly better (identical to GTX580)
great discount (almost 50% off)
single card solution

Cons:
SLI might not perform well in some games
Quad SLI is bugged so no quadsli at the moment
huge card, might not even fit
requires a large PSU 2 x 8 pin.

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a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 3:28:39 PM

KaiGaming said:
the GTX460 2win is on sale on newegg. If you want SLI in a single card i suggest you get this over the 7850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Pros:
almost same price as a 7850.)
performs significantly better (identical to GTX580)
great discount (almost 50% off)
single card solution

Cons:
SLI might not perform well in some games
Quad SLI is bugged so no quadsli at the moment
huge card, might not even fit
requires a large PSU 2 x 8 pin.


I would never recommend a low end dual gpu setup. With that said, the 7850 comes close and even beats the 580 when overclocked (I believe?), will draw way less power and produce less noise than the 460 2win. 7850 gets my recommendation as well. If you can stretch a little more money the 7950 at around 300$ is also an awesome deal.
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a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 5:09:23 PM

^ Exactly!

OP, go for the 7850. And yes, if you can stretch out a little, get the 7950 which is for 300.
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August 31, 2012 11:04:08 PM

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September 1, 2012 8:07:11 AM

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