- May 27, 2009
- 3,404 (1.08/day)
- Brunswick, GA
|Memory||16GB G.Skill Ripshits X 1600MHz|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire 5850|
|Storage||Kingston 128GB SSD + WD Black 640GB + 2x 1.5TB|
|Display(s)||24" Acer G245HQ + 19" Lenovo L194|
|Case||Antec NSK-4482 Orangified|
|Audio Device(s)||X-Fi XtremeGamer|
|Power Supply||Corsair TX750W|
|Software||Windows 7: Electric Boogaloo|
I've yet to buy a graphics card for my new gaming build, and have been through as many "final decisions" on cards that you could count . I know my criteria, so here we go.
- I don't want to pay over $250, including shipping. I always try to find things with free shipping.
- Trusted brand with great quality, customer service, personal experience with them, and preferably a lifetime warranty.
- I don't want anything "iffy" from a weird brand, or anything with a large percentage of DOA's, artifacts, overheating, or demonic spirits harboring in it's nooks and crannies. I want something generally accepted as a great card.
- I've been looking into and know the most about Nvidia cards, but I'm willing to go with an ATI if the price is right.
- I have a large, well ventilated case, a 750W PSU, and my motherboard can do Crossfire if needed, but not SLI.
- Nvidia= Nothing lower than a 9800 GTX+
- ATI= Nothing lower than a HD 4850
- No lower than 512MB onboard RAM
- I don't really want any less than 200 stream processors (although I know the 9800 GTX+ only has 128)
- No lower than 600MHz core clock
- No lower than 2000MHz memory clock
- Around 1400MHz shader clock
- Also, I'd prefer a vanilla card that's a little cheaper over a pre-OC'ed card that costs more.
- I'll be playing on a 1360x768 monitor (as of right now)
- It should be able to get around 30 FPS on Crysis (high settings, maybe some AA), and should be able to play any game on the market with great FPS on high settings with some AA. I mainly play TF2 & L4D, I own Bioshock and some other titles, so I want generally really good FPS.
- I've been looking at the GTX 275's (or multiple brands, kinda wanted an EVGA) and HD 4870's (HIS, other brands) so yeah. Help me out