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What GPU would be best?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Walrus, May 17, 2012.

  1. Walrus New Member

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    I am currently building a computer in about 2 weeks and am wondering what GPU would be best for the games I play.
    Games I Play: ( I Would like to play on Max Settings)
    -WoW
    -League of Legends
    -Diablo 3
    -Counterstrike
    -Possibly Mass Effect 3
    ( I mostly play MMO's and MOBA's)

    The Problem is that i had my eye on a EVGA gtx 670, but they are currently all backordered/sold out. This got me thinking do i really need a 670 for the games I play, or should i go with a Gtx 570 HD 2.5gb?

    Thanks,

    Walrus
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    What resolution you play at ?. If i was in the market for a new card i would get either a 670 or a 7950 that way it be better for games a year or so from now.

    Only one i have not played in that list is WOW all the rest play perfect for me on my 6970.
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    the 570 is not a bad card, but its a bit older. However since you were originally out for a 670, Im sure you can afford a 7950.

    The 7950 is faster then the 570 and is more power efficient. and its probably cheaper then the 670 too
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    What screen resolution? Give us the other specs too please, because a good system is a balanced system (and we need to know the PSU model, especially).

    Edit: ASRock and FreedomEclipse beat me to it.
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    AsRock: I play at 1920 x 1200/1080

    Freedom: Will a AMD Card run ok with an Intel I5 2500k?

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    * Freedom: Also Intel Motherboard?
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    Well if it was me I would get the GTX 670, also you won't be able to get the EVGA 670 SC its been recalled.
    Everything should work fine on your comp.

    gtx 670
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    Every card out there is working fine with your PC. Future proof and best buy right now is the GTX670. I don't know exactly when the GTX660 will launch but it's sooner than later so keep an eye on that. I think it will offer better performance than the 7870 at a lower price (300$). If you want to buy now and don't want to spend 400$ on a GTX670 then a 7850 at 250$ is the best deal for the games you play. Forget the 570.
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    AMD cards will run fine with a Intel CPU. you are replacing a graphics card, not the CPU so there shouldnt be any incompatibility
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    Thanks all
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    I agree with the suggestions given.
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    If you can get a GTX 670, you should do fine with either an OC 7870 or a 7950 (7950 being the smarter choice)
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    u play a soft games, most cards can do the job, but if u buy GTX 670 u forget upgrade the GPU for long time.
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    Also, WoW seems to run better on nVidia cards.
    Instead of a new GTX 670 or Radeon 7950, maybe browse the buy/sell/trade sections of these and other forums. You might get a great deal on a video card. Sometimes it's worth it to get an older card if the price is right.
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    Sure will :), should be a none issue.
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    I have decided not to go with the gtx 670 because of the current problems happening in its vanilla state, from what i have read about every 1/4 are being RMA'ed.
    I am pretty sure I am going to go with a Sapphire HD Radeon 7950.( About same price as the 670, but with much better reviews and is a middle between the 670 and 570)
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    My heart is kind of set on Sapphire, best reviewed and cheaper than the XFX. ( I have heard nothing but good about Sapphire)
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    GTX 670; most bang for the buck.

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