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January 11, 2013 10:47:00 AM

Hi this is my computer build i have so far i will be upgrading the processor to i5-3570k in a month or so. I would like to know what kind of graphics card would perform great for me. I'm mainly just going to play wow and maybe a few other games here and there so nothing to extreme. I would be ok with two cards to crossfire or sli if that is a better option i would not like to spend more than $200 but, if i can spend less and still have great quality im ok with that. One more thing if anyone can give me info on how to pick a graphics card like what stats should i look for, for better quility and performance thanks.

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Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
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a c 178 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 12:06:35 PM

Get hd 7850 which is ideal for gaming and also future proof.
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January 11, 2013 12:22:39 PM

7870 is great.

ASHISH65 Nothing is future proof and especially not a midrange card.
a c 178 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 12:29:57 PM

darth pravus said:
7870 is great.

ASHISH65 Nothing is future proof and especially not a midrange card.

it depends on resolution dude.if has res upto 1600*900 then hd 7850 can lasts for 2years.

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January 11, 2013 12:50:06 PM
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You may want to list a few of the games you intend to play to get better sugestions on a GPU.

If WoW is your primary gaming, you may want to pick an nVidia card as WoW still runs better on their architecture. For 1080p gaming the GTX 660 is a good choice it will max out WoW and provide playable framerates in more demanding titles with mid-high settings. You could get by with a 650 or 650Ti if your gaming demands aren't much more than WoW but the 660 is a much stronger card and a good value within your price range.

The 7870 is a good card in its own right, a bit more raw performance and a much better overclocker if you choose to go that route.
January 11, 2013 12:57:58 PM

Avenged7x said:
You may want to list a few of the games you intend to play to get better sugestions on a GPU.

If WoW is your primary gaming, you may want to pick an nVidia card as WoW still runs better on their architecture. For 1080p gaming the GTX 660 is a good choice it will max out WoW and provide playable framerates in more demanding titles with mid-high settings. You could get by with a 650 or 650Ti if your gaming demands aren't much more than WoW but the 660 is a much stronger card and a good value within your price range.

The 7870 is a good card in its own right, a bit more raw performance and a much better overclocker if you choose to go that route.


thank you for your info. i am thinking the 650 or 660 will probibly be what i go with i have been thinking along the lines of that in the first place. appreciate the input.
January 17, 2013 11:15:02 PM

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