Good card for gaming

I plan to play resource heavy games like BF3, crysis and also record them from time to time. I need a card that can deliver good FPS and graphics i also plan to setup duel monitors (not for gaming)

My specs:
Motherboard: MSI: P67A-C43 (MS-7673)
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
Current GPU: ati radeon hd 5750 1gb
Memory: 16gb

Budget: No more then $200-$300

Edit:

I forgot my power supply: GW 550SEL Computer Power Supply 550W PSU
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  1. Get the best card you can afford, which I would say is the HD7950.
  2. manofchalk said:
    Get the best card you can afford, which I would say is the HD7950.


    bigcyco1 said:


    I've added my power supply to the post and i have checked out the size of these cards and there pretty big something like 20-30CM im not sure if this will fit in my case... any large CHEAP cases?
  3. Are you talking about the pci slots on the case? That's a standard. You don't really have to worry about it. The standoffs are designed so the pci slots on the mobo line up with them.
  4. wanderer11 said:
    Are you talking about the pci slots on the case? That's a standard. You don't really have to worry about it. The standoffs are designed so the pci slots on the mobo line up with them.


    The mother board plugs on the back of the case like USB, audio and ethernet plug into how would i know the motherboard would fit nicely at the fact?
  5. The back I/O panel is the motherboard, not the case.
    An empty case wont have any USB ports or anything at the back.
  6. manofchalk said:
    The back I/O panel is the motherboard, not the case.
    An empty case wont have any USB ports or anything at the back.



    Would you know of a bigger cheap case then the one i have now 7.00” x 16.00”x 16.7” (W x H x D)
    I've been looking and have no idea what is good,i dont really mind about looks just performance.

    Thanks :)
  7. A fellow Aussie, always good to see on these forums.

    Heres a bunch of good Aus stores.
    http://www.pccasegear.com/ (Based in Melbourne)
    http://www.umart.com.au/ (mainly Brisbane and again Melbourne)
    http://www.msy.com.au/index.jsp (East coast capitals with a couple stores in Adelaide and Perth).

    If your in Tasmania, out of luck. To my knowledge there arent any tech stores based down there.
  8. manofchalk said:
    A fellow Aussie, always good to see on these forums.

    Heres a bunch of good Aus stores.
    http://www.pccasegear.com/ (Based in Melbourne)
    http://www.umart.com.au/ (mainly Brisbane and again Melbourne)
    http://www.msy.com.au/index.jsp (East coast capitals with a couple stores in Adelaide and Perth).

    If your in Tasmania, out of luck. To my knowledge there arent any tech stores based down there.


    Thanks for those sites, i live in Sydney. I've narrowed it down to these cases:
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1279&products_id=19677
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1290_608&products_id=20711
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31&products_id=21793
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31&products_id=14859
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1081&products_id=19880
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1081&products_id=19881

    Which one do you think is more worth the money and size?
  9. I'm leaning toward the Thermaltake Black as the best one. It seems to have the most features of the ones shown.
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1081&products_id=19881
  10. manofchalk said:
    I'm leaning toward the Thermaltake Black as the best one. It seems to have the most features of the ones shown.
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1081&products_id=19881


    Thanks for your help ill tell you how things go in the future..

    Also what do you think of this card, its benchmark is slightly below the card you guys suggested http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+480&id=100 but it cheaper... Thoughts?
  11. Passmark isnt a reliable source of info for performance.
    This will give a better indicator of performance.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/519?vs=550
    The 480 wasn't on the bench, so I subbed in the 470. So the performance should be a little better, but you can still see the 7950 wins by a long stretch.
  12. manofchalk said:
    Passmark isnt a reliable source of info for performance.
    This will give a better indicator of performance.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/519?vs=550
    The 480 wasn't on the bench, so I subbed in the 470. So the performance should be a little better, but you can still see the 7950 wins by a long stretch.


    Looking up the HD 7950
    it needs:
    500W (or greater) power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended
    750W (or greater) power supply with four 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology

    Can my Motherboard, powersupply handle the card?
  13. Motherboard is fine.
    Power should be fine, 550W is enough for a single card rig.
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