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December 25, 2012 4:34:14 AM

Hello,
i am looking at getting a gaming computer. i will admit that i am a noob when it comes to the parts of a computer.

the computer that i want has a: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Chipset Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ Touch Bios, Ultra Durable 2, On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI mother board

and this is the cpu: AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3 CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

these are the options and extra costs of the graphics cards. what one would you recomend that is not to expensive for good graphics on modern games?

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 13]
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 8]
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 26]
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 4GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 34]
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 62]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [Christmas Mega Sale - Free upgrade from GTX 660 2GB Video] (MSI Twin Frozr II 750 Mhz Powered by NVIDIA) [ 203]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 87]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [Christmas Mega Sale - Free upgrade from GTX 650 1GB Video] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 87]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [Christmas Mega Sale - Free EVGA Superclocked upgrade from Major Brand] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 127]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 148]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 203]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 257]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [Christmas Mega Sale - Free EVGA Superclocked upgrade from Major Brand] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 257]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked) [ 334]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [Christmas Mega Sale - Free EVGA Superclocked upgrade from NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video (EVGA Superclocked) [ 334]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked) [ 526]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 526]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 637]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Dual GPU Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) [ 1127]
AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [-1]
AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [ 17]
AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [ 56]
AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [ 56]
AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [Christmas Mega Sale - Free upgrade from Radeon 7750 1GB Video] (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [ 56]
AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [ 163]
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [ 217]
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [ 269]
AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [ 367]

also is it better to get one really good graphics cards or 2 okay cards if you are planning on multiple monitors? i am sorry if this is a complete noob post.

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December 25, 2012 4:53:16 AM

Please let us part together a rig for you. Your obviously just gaming. You can save probably up to 400$ or more by building the computer your self vs paying cyber or ibuypower to build it.
that 400$ helps if you want better specs.
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December 25, 2012 4:58:15 AM

Multiple means 3 monitors. So gaming at 5760x1080 needs great power.

GTX 670 OC, 7970, GTX 680 are fine for them.

And if SLI\Crossfire then 7950x2 or GTX 670x2.

And if you tell us your Budget then its better. We'll suggest you the Best.
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December 25, 2012 5:09:32 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Multiple means 3 monitors. So gaming at 5760x1080 needs great power.

GTX 670 OC, 7970, GTX 680 are fine for them.

And if SLI\Crossfire then 7950x2 or GTX 670x2.

And if you tell us your Budget then its better. We'll suggest you the Best.


im looking to spend no more then like 850. and the operating system is windows 8 so i want to get two normal monitors and 1 touch screen later in the future. how can i tell how good a graphics card is?
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December 25, 2012 5:11:12 AM

If you can afford it. a 7870 would be the bare minimum on what i'd get. If your gonna be just gaming on 1 screen and have a second for peripheral..
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December 25, 2012 5:11:55 AM

Rockdpm said:
Please let us part together a rig for you. Your obviously just gaming. You can save probably up to 400$ or more by building the computer your self vs paying cyber or ibuypower to build it.
that 400$ helps if you want better specs.


i am buying a custom computer from cyberpowerpc.com it is a gamer ultra 7500. im not against building it my self. but if i do i would like to know how much it will cost and that everything will work together.
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December 25, 2012 5:15:29 AM

Rockdpm said:
If you can afford it. a 7870 would be the bare minimum on what i'd get. If your gonna be just gaming on 1 screen and have a second for peripheral..


yes i can afford that. do you think it is worth it to get a second graphics card? or not really?
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December 25, 2012 5:16:09 AM

GTX 670 in SLI will be great deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But as you said that you'll get the 3rd Monitor in future.
You should get only one GTX 670 now.

Then wait till Next-Gen. If you liked some better card, sell this 670 and get that.
Or else get another 670 at that sales time with your 3rd Monitor.
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December 25, 2012 5:35:13 AM

AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card

is that a good card to start with? and can it handle 3 monitors? or 2? or only 1?
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December 25, 2012 5:37:47 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
GTX 670 in SLI will be great deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But as you said that you'll get the 3rd Monitor in future.
You should get only one GTX 670 now.

Then wait till Next-Gen. If you liked some better card, sell this 670 and get that.
Or else get another 670 at that sales time with your 3rd Monitor.


AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card

is that video card good for gaming? and how many monitors do you think it could run?
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December 25, 2012 5:41:46 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
GTX 670 in SLI will be great deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But as you said that you'll get the 3rd Monitor in future.
You should get only one GTX 670 now.

Then wait till Next-Gen. If you liked some better card, sell this 670 and get that.
Or else get another 670 at that sales time with your 3rd Monitor.


AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card
is that one good? i figured out that the last one only has 1 port.
would that card be powerful enough to have two monitors running on it?
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December 25, 2012 5:53:22 AM

arich1055077 said:
i am buying a custom computer from cyberpowerpc.com it is a gamer ultra 7500. im not against building it my self. but if i do i would like to know how much it will cost and that everything will work together.



If you want to run 3 monitors in the future then you need to go with at elast a 7870.

And that pre-built computer you want has a terrible cpu for gaming, especially if you want to use more than 1 video card.



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December 25, 2012 6:54:33 AM

Let me first Figure it out. :na: 

Monitors you'll have:

Monitors you'll game one:

Budget for GPU:

Preferred Settings: [Low-Ultra-Med]

Preferred Resolution:

Please fill it. Getting confused right now.
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