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January 16, 2013 9:00:43 PM

I am a newbie when it comes to upgrading/building computers and i'm looking to upgrade my computer. I have 2 monitors and my graphics card is pretty weak when it comes to running 2 monitors. I play games a lot and i would like to get more then 20-35 fps on low-med settings. My budget right now is $850.

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4ghz
Motherboard: Asus P8H67-M PRO LGA 1155
Memory: Corsair xms3 8GB(2x4Gb) DDR3-1333
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 530
Monitors: ASUS VS247H-P 23.6", LG Flatron W2061tq 19.9"
Power Supply: Corsair HX750 750w

I'm aware that my graphics is the main problem since its crap. I was thinking of getting either a Evga GTX 670 ftw+ 4gb or Evga GTX 680 2gb(could get 4gb). Just don't know what to choose.

Please help me upgrade this comp to something that can run any game with maxed out settings at steady 60fps.

Thank You

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 16, 2013 9:10:51 PM

If your main concern is FPS in games just do a GPU the 680 4GB would be the way to go if it will fit in your case.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 16, 2013 9:13:51 PM

I'd actually probably say get the 4GB 670 and save your money for the next gen cards later this year.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 16, 2013 9:58:22 PM

ah, are you gaimng on two different size monitors?

i know if they are the same resolution . .but . . it must be "odd"

the reason i am asking is if you use the larger one to game and the smaller one is just a desktop, then a 2gb card is enough (generally ~1.5 vram for the game and the other would be next to nothing for vram usage)

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January 17, 2013 5:53:03 AM

Anonymous said:
ah, are you gaimng on two different size monitors?

i know if they are the same resolution . .but . . it must be "odd"

the reason i am asking is if you use the larger one to game and the smaller one is just a desktop, then a 2gb card is enough (generally ~1.5 vram for the game and the other would be next to nothing for vram usage)

Yeah i use my larger monitor for gaming only,other monitor is to watch a movie or something
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 5:56:55 AM

hierkommtBOB said:
Yeah i use my larger monitor for gaming only,other monitor is to watch a movie or something

a 2GB card is good enough for a single 1080 monitor.

but i think i said that . . did i?

hey if you really want a 4 Gb then it won't hurt.

edit: actually use the video out from the motherboard to the desktop. :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 5:57:59 AM

+1 for the 670. performs close to the 680 for a lot less. overclock that 670, BOOM; you got a 680.
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