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Looking to choose a video card...requesting input

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by eightclicknine, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. eightclicknine New Member

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    Hey guys,
    Some of you may have seen my other thread,
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168070

    So now i come to the graphics card area, looking for opinions on what kind of card i should get. Im looking to budget 300$ probably max for a card, to do some decent gaming. I have heard great things about the EVGA cards, which is where i will probably end up going.
    My other system specs:
    Asrock z77 extreme 4
    16 gb gskill 12800
    soon to be 10000 rpm velociraptor 80gb (might consider SSD, not sure yet)
    500 gb 7200 rpm generic HDD
    i5 3550k
    evo 212 cooler
    antec 300 mid tower case w/ 2 decent case fans
    thermaltake 750w PSU


    I am most concerned about temperatures, and seemless performance. I dont need to play everything at ultra, but i would like to have the capability.
    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    A couple of GTX 560 1GBs (non Ti) would come in at around $300, or wait for the GTX 660 if you want newer tech and a bit more VRAM.
     
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    There are a few things to consider. First I assume you have a 1080p monitor and not a higher res one. Then EVGA is doing exclusively Nvidia cards so you might want an NV GPU. The bad news is that Nvidia has no new generation card under 300$. If you want to buy Nvidia now then you'll have to pay 400$ for the GTX670, the best card from both camps regarding perf/price. If you can wait some more time NV will launch sometime in the following months the GTX660 expected to be around 300$. For 320 you can get from AMD a 7870 or a 7850 for around 240$. Both are good cards for the money with a better value for the 7850.
     
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    It would be a shame to not go with a new 670 in that rig. Its begging for it. Work some odd jobs and find a way. The 570 is just slightly more that $300
     
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    I just might do the 670 then if everyone thinks its a good fit.
     
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    Do it. If you want EVGA check the 670 FTW or else go with ASUS DCU II.
     
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    Honestly the price isnt bad for the specs it pushes, 420$ from newegg.
     
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    But then again, the two 560's would run me the same. Although the heat produced would be another factor to consider, and perhaps in turn may be the most appreciable with a 1000w PSU upgrade then.
     
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    When is the 660 coming out. I know everyone is talking about it. That would be ideal
     
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    exactly
     
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    The GTX 480 is better then HD 7850 and just below GTX 570 and it is for 220$ So go for it but because it's overheating issues i suggest wait for the GTX 660 or go with the GTX 570 and as you said you can also go for the GTX 670 but i will say go with CF HD 7850 it will be better then GTX 670 and even = to GTX 680 but it will increase your budget even more to 450$ So go with the GTX 670 or if you can afford HD 7850 CF then it is better option and i also have the HD 7850 and i OCed it to just below max you can expect better then GTX 570 with HD 7850 OC but it is no compition with GTX 670. Now Final Verdict: Go with the GTX 670 or HD 7850CF it you can afford it!
     

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