Hello, I've been agonizing over which bang for your buck performance graphics card I should buy with my current build. I've been looking at the Geforce 600 series from the 650, 650 Ti, 660, 660 Ti, overclocked, non-overclocked, 1 GB, 2 GB. You name it. I've recently scanned the AMD side of things with the 7850, 7870, 7950 (overclocked and non-overclocked) respectively.
I want to be able to play intensive games on my 1600x900 resolution (I realize it's not truly "HD"). I also want to be able to fit the graphics card in my power supply requirement of 500 W maximum. Noise and temperatures heavily weigh in as well. Coil whine is a big no-no, and any cooling solutions that utilize a relatively silent way of doing things would be greatly appreciated. I am a bit obsessive about keeping my graphics card (optimally) below 70 C.
I don't plan on manually overclocking, so that's why I was looking into factory overclocked hardware.
My price range is from $200 to $300 (with a ~$15 margin).
The reason I picked the 3570K despite not willing to overclock it is because microcenter was having a sale that made it the same price as the 3470, so I bought it. I have a question though, can AMD cards use adaptive vsync?