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.