Suggestion for a good GFX card.

Hello,
Kindly suggest me a good graphic card to go with the following spec of my cpu.

Processor : Intel i5 2500k @ 3.3Ghz
Ram : 8 GB DDR3
PSU : 550w
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.
[My CPU is good but my monitor is a small one and i DONT wanna get a new monitor , i dont care about it]
Monitor : 15 inches LCD [ please suggest me GFX card in the minimum range to go with a 15 inch monitor]
My Budget is like 300$ , i need to be able to play games like Assassin's Creed 3 , Hitman Absolution and ESPECIALLY games like Crysis 2 at Ultra settings with a good amount of FPS. As i mentioned before my monitor is low , so i just wanna be able to play games with 1280x1024 reso , dont care above it and dont want below it with good FPS [ like above 40 ]

Please Help.
Thank you.
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  1. Hi.

    What power supply is it, does it have one or more pcie power connectors ?
  2. I know you don't want to hear about it, but you seriously should update your monitor first.

    Your budget for gpu is $300, but even a $100 gpu would be a waste on that tiny monitor because the resolution is so tiny.

    There is no greater enjoyment than a new monitor, trust me you'll drool all over yourself as soon as you put it on your desk. You can get a nice 23" LED 1920x1080 for about $105

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AOC%20-%2023%26%2334%3B%20Widescreen%20Flat-Panel%20LED%20HD%20Monitor%20-%20Piano%20Black/5037071.p?id=1218601980938&AID=10597222&PID=361116&SID=FWb4r1gx&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FAOC+-+23%2526%252334%253B+Widescreen+Flat-Panel+LED+HD+Monitor+-+Piano+Black%2F5037071.p%3Fid%3D1218601980938&ref=39&CJPID=361116&loc=01

    Then spend $170 on this (comes with 2 free games too)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150617

    If you plan to keep that ridiculous monitor, then anything more than this would be a complete waste:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121633
  3. you can pick up a 7770 for around $100 now, and with your monitor, you could pretty much max out any game.
  4. ^^+1
  5. @ geekapproved , i understand what your trying to say , but i seriously dont care on how big a screen i am playing on. My monitor might be small , but 1280x1024 is all i need and even if my budget is 300$ , i am trying to save as max as possible out of it.

    @ robjordy , this is my complete PSU spec. [found it on a site]

    Specifications :

    Model: RS-550-ACAA-E3
    Type: Intel Form Factor ATX 12V V2.31
    Dimension (W / H / D): 150 x 140 x 86 mm 5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inch
    Input Voltage: 90-264Vac (Auto Range)
    Input Current: 7A@115Vac, 5@230Vac
    Input Frequency Range: 47-63Hz
    PFC: Active PFC (>0.9)
    Power Good Signal: 100~500ms
    Hold Up Time >17ms
    Efficiency 85% typical
    MTBF >100,000 hours
    Protection: OVP / UVP / OPP / OTP / SCP
    Output Capacity: 550W
    Max. Output Capacity 660W
    Operation Temperature: 0~40°C (Nominal Input Voltage)
    Regulatory: TUV / CE / UL / FCC / BSMI / GOST / C-tick / CCC / KCC
    Fan: 120mm
    Certifications: 80 PLUS
    Connector: 20+4 Pin MB x 1
    4+4 Pin CPU 12V x 1
    6+2 Pin PCI x 2
    SATA x 6
    4 Pin Peripherial x 3
    4 Pin Floppy x 1

    @ daswilhelm , thanks but , i just compared that card , not upto my mark , can u find me something a little bit better?
  6. That's fine, I just don't see the point of playing Crysis 2 on Ultra with a Mickey Mouse monitor, it doesn't make sense to me, I think $105 on a nice HD, and efficient LED monitor is the best $105 you could possibly spend. But hey, whatever floats your boat.

    Anything over $100 would be a complete waste of money for that monitor.

    I literally drooled on myself when I upgraded from a 19" to a 22", 3yrs ago. I couldn't imagine what going from a 15" to a 22" would be like.

    You have one of the faster cpu's out there, you should have a nice monitor and a nice graphics card to go with it.
  7. yea i couldnt recommend anything better than that, for your resolution.
  8. ^+1, really, +1+1+1 !
  9. should have been ^^
  10. Hmm , what if i go with a 6870? There ain't much difference in a 7770 and a 6870 in terms of price , but the performance 6870 provides is amazing. Would it be too much for my 15 inch? :P
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