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GPU recommendation for MMO computer

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by jasper1605, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. jasper1605

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    Hey all,

    Friend's building a computer largely to play MMOs and maybe dabble in an FPS here and there, and was looking for a solid GPU that won't go overboard. I was thinking something along the lines of a 5770 (or comparable newer model) but wanted to ask the forum at large.

    Budget is ~~$150 and has no issues buying used (in fact all of his system is from TPUers here except the PSU)

    Specs:
    1280x720 resolution with potential to jump up to 2560x1440 in the near future
    Phenom II x4 965 BE
    Antec 850watt psu
    4 gb RAM (can't remember the model)

    Thanks! :toast:
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    Phusius New Member

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    At 1440p, you def want at least a 256 bit GPU, so that rules out Nvidia's line at that price range. I say AMD 7850 2GB.

    5770 will not be able to handle anything at 1440p.
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    A new/uses 6870 could be had for that price for maybe even a used 6950 but then again he would need a decent psu to feed those.
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    brand new GTX 650 ti, on newegg.com 150$~ (Edited, sorry posted wrong link haha)

    or go with an HD6870 used, or HD6950 if you can find.. but 1440p, depends on the games, graphics might not be at max...
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    Will the 2 gigs of vram come into play with the increase in resolution?
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    If you stay at that resolution a 5770 would be fine. If you do go to 1440p you are going to want more. A I would not go less than a 6870. Try and find a cheap 6950.
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    2gb should be fine. For me BF3 @2560.1440 on Ultra has not crossed 2gb VRAM, max I've seen is 1.9. I'd say you're safe.
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    if your looking at mostly MMOs go NVIDIA, not knocking AMD here but NVIDIA tends to perform better when it comes to MMOs especially F2P titles etc.

    trying finding a 560Ti 2GB or GTX 660 etc on sale
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    i agree with crazy a little bit more ram will not hurt either.
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    Especially at 1440p.
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    agreed
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    Thanks a bunch guys. I'll take to the forums and try tracking down some of those nvidia cards
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    5770 is solid choice too

    I got an amd 5770 in my rig and i`m playing wow in that resolution you were talking about so from my experience you don`t need any better than that , I got 4 gb of system ram and core 2 duo @ 2.8 ghz , my fps goes around 75 .
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    For 720p he wont but hes talk about a potential jump to 1440p which is why i would reccomend at least a 560ti/7850/6870-6950

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