We have just bought a PC and I now need to buy a graphics card for it. I am aiming for something that can max out games like Skyrim (although I don't know what the texture packs add), Portal 2, Minecraft etc. Basically nothing too highly demanding.
Here are the specs: Case - FRACTAL DEFINE R4 BLACK PEARL QUIET MID-TOWER CASE Processor (CPU) - Intel Corei5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LK Memory (RAM) - 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT) Memory - 1st Hard Disk - 120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W) 2nd Hard Disk - 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) Power Supply - CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES
My monitor is a 23inch one, a Dell U2312HM
It's a music pc mainly but I will be wanting to play a few games on it. I've been looking at the geforce ones mainly and the ones that keep coming up are GTX560ti and GTX660, I just don't know what would be best. I highly doubt I will be playing massively intensive games on max settings, but being able to achieve very high fps on the above games is what I want basically.
The budget is not exactly set in stone, I would just feel better about getting a better value card than blowing a lot of money on one I don't really need.
Thanks for any help.
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GTX 660 is somewhat faster than GTX 560 Ti while using less power. The Radeon 7870, if any good models fit within your budget, is also a good option.