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Im looking for a Videocard

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November 29, 2012 7:31:38 PM

I've been building my computer for about 2 weeks now, just gathering everything I need for the initial run. Let me tell you what I have so far:

Case: Cooler Master 912

CPU: Intel I5 3570K 3.4ghz

Stock Intel CPU cooler

Ram: G.Skill 16gb (2x8gb)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4

SSD: 2x Intel SSD 520 series 120gb

HDD: Western Digital 7200 1.5TB

OS: 64bit Windows 8 Pro
(had to buy the OEM version plus the upgrade to pro for clean install)
Power Supply: Antec 750W 4x12v rails (not fully modular-which sucks in the case for cable management :| )

Fans: 1 200mm high performance top case fan, 4x high performance cooler master 120mm fans 2 in front, one on side and one on back for exhaust

Monitors: 1 36" HP LED monitor and a secondary Sony 3D 24" screen

mouse/keyboard: Roccat Isku keyboard and Cooler Master Recon Mouse

I'm looking for a video card that will work well with gaming, but not so amazing that i'll bottleneck anywhere. I have to 560ti's I got for really cheap, but before I opened them, I was told not even worth it to use. I will resale, and the price I got them is the only reason I picked them up. Also if you have anything you think I should change or explain anything in more depth let me know. Yes I know I'm not running any LED's or light in my case, but Im not really looking for that shock factor until I decide to go water cooled and OC. (which i don't plan for a little) which is why I went with the HAF 912 case. :D  I'm looking for either a fairly decent x8 pci-e SLI or xfire, or a great single PCI-e 16x single card.

Games I play right now on my current (SC 2, Diablo3, Left for dead 2, Portal 2, Crysis 1/2/3, Witcher 2, Doom 3 BFG, maybe go back to mists of pandaria (but been avoiding it) BF3, and blakc ops 2) pretty much any decent game. I don't play racing games on pc, as I use my 360 and ps3 for forza 4, and GT5.

Also anyone know much about gunnar glasses? I wanted to look into them (for fun) but if theres a reason not to, let me know. Thanks guys.

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November 29, 2012 8:15:40 PM

The i5 should not bottleneck anything.

If you have the 560Ti(s?) already, you might as well use them. Its not like they are bad or anything.

And I don't believe in Gunnar glasses. I have a program on my computer that pretty much does the same thing.
November 29, 2012 8:19:16 PM

I agree the 560Ti isn't all that bad. I would say ask yourself how much are you wiling to spend on it. Then base your choices on that. Getting your best bang for your buck.
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November 29, 2012 9:41:06 PM

any suggestions as better cards? Im looking for something that can run most any games at ultra (excluding witcher and crysis obviously not reachable at high fps)
November 29, 2012 9:49:29 PM

Depends on the price.
November 30, 2012 5:12:52 AM

Well price range between 250 - 350 (single card) or 300-450 SLI/Crossfire, idc on brand as long as they perform.
November 30, 2012 4:25:26 PM

does pci-e 2.0 differ from 3.0. i mena i understand larger bandwidth, but will it even be worth it to upgrade to a new video card?
November 30, 2012 7:16:39 PM

I would go with a Radeon HD7870 over the 560Ti. Its much much quicker and newer. PCI-E 2.0 and 3.0 do not apply yet.