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February 17, 2013 7:27:02 PM

Im wondering what the best video card i could buy would be for my current setup without a ton of bottle necking... my setup is

M4A78LT-M motherboard
16gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
AMD phenom II 965 x4 deneb
and a 300watt power supply(upgrading to a 1000watt before buying the video card though..)
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February 17, 2013 7:34:27 PM

Alec Huskey said:
Im wondering what the best video card i could buy would be for my current setup without a ton of bottle necking... my setup is

M4A78LT-M motherboard
16gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
AMD phenom II 965 x4 deneb
and a 300watt power supply(upgrading to a 1000watt before buying the video card though..)


I'd say nothing more than a GTX670.

If you got an 8core or 6core I could see a GTX680
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February 17, 2013 7:37:17 PM

austing said:
I'd say nothing more than a GTX670.

If you got an 8core or 6core I could see a GTX680


What about on the AMD side?
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February 17, 2013 7:44:39 PM

A lot is determined by the games you will play.
For graphics bound games, or triple monitors, the sky is the limit, say a GTX690.
The stronger the card, the better eye candy, and consistency of response times.
If budget is not an issue, a GTX680 and a quality 650w psu.
You can always move it to a later cpu upgrade.

More realistically, I would agree with a GTX670 or GTX660ti and a quality 550w psu.
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February 17, 2013 7:47:35 PM

geofelt said:
A lot is determined by the games you will play.
For graphics bound games, or triple monitors, the sky is the limit, say a GTX690.
The stronger the card, the better eye candy, and consistency of response times.
If budget is not an issue, a GTX680 and a quality 650w psu.
You can always move it to a later cpu upgrade.

More realistically, I would agree with a GTX670 or GTX660ti and a quality 550w psu.


Im gonna be mostly playing Black ops 2 Borderlands 2 and far cry 3 on a 24in asus 1080p monitor..i found a ASUS GTX660 2gb version for 239$..do you think that would run everything on high?
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February 17, 2013 7:57:30 PM

Maybe an AMD7870. Should perform well without bottling necking.
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February 17, 2013 8:11:53 PM

Okay, some of the comments here, well... wow.

The 680 is only 5% faster than the 670 - saying a setup can use one but that the other will bottleneck is just silly.

That being said, OP, I'd look at the Sapphire 7870 XT (also known as the PowerColor 7870 Myst.) It's a 7950 with a few cores disabled - it blows the normal 7870 out of the water and comes close to the 7950, as you'd imagine. It's also fairly budget-priced, meaning it wins in terms of value hands down right now.
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February 17, 2013 8:15:51 PM

DarkSable said:
Okay, some of the comments here, well... wow.

The 680 is only 5% faster than the 670 - saying a setup can use one but that the other will bottleneck is just silly.

That being said, OP, I'd look at the Sapphire 7870 XT (also known as the PowerColor 7870 Myst.) It's a 7950 with a few cores disabled - it blows the normal 7870 out of the water and comes close to the 7950, as you'd imagine. It's also fairly budget-priced, meaning it wins in terms of value hands down right now.



Ill take a look. you dont have the power requirements for that by chance do you :) ?
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February 17, 2013 10:17:27 PM

If you are going to buy a 1KW PSU, you should have no problems at all with any single card in that system.
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February 17, 2013 11:15:50 PM

smeezekitty said:
If you are going to buy a 1KW PSU, you should have no problems at all with any single card in that system.


no bottle necking?
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February 18, 2013 12:33:09 AM

Alec Huskey said:
no bottle necking?

I meant as power requirements go.
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February 18, 2013 12:50:25 AM

smeezekitty said:
I meant as power requirements go.


ahhhh my bad...now i just need to find a case then...you know of any good cases? that will hold 3HDDs and probably a 660 or a 670
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