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 Post subject: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:48 am 
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Here's my current setup:

Asus P8Z68-V LE Mobo (using onboard video at the moment)
i5-2500k
8gb Corsair Vengance DDR3 1600 ram
500w Antec Basiq PSU
LG 23" LED 1920x1080

I am looking for suggestions on 2 video cards.

first video card $300 or under
second video card $200 or under

thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:41 pm 
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First:
EVGA SC GTX560ti
This will give you an upgrade path to SLI.
Second:
GIGABYTE GTX 560
Still has an SLI upgrade path, but cheaper and weaker.
Others will give the AMD/ATI Radeon options.


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:42 pm 
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As far as the AMD solution goes the price points offer good possibilities...

$300 will get you a used Radeon 6970HD with a 2GB frame buffer that will blow the doors off every other card (excluding the 6990HD and nvidia's GTX590, but those are $600 cards sooooo...)...

http://www.amazon.com/Radeon-XFX-6970-G ... B004GCIZ5A

For less than $200 (after rebate) a 2GB Radeon 6870HD is an outstanding buy...

http://www.amazon.com/Radeon-HD6870-PCI ... B005FPT37Q


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:03 pm 
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Ok so I've adjusted my budget. I'm mostly a console gaming guy but am interested in a few PC games. Right now I'm looking forward to The Old Republic and Diablo 3. I feel my build is a safe mid-range build and realistically don't need the premium specs. I don't feel the need to run ultra-high specs on games since my monitor resolution maxes at 1920x1080. I also strictly watch movies on my TV.

With that in mind, can you recommend a video card to fit a $150-$200 budget.

Are new cards coming out soon that will force a price drop on the current ones too? If so, I can surely wait since I will be tied up with Skyrim on the 360 and Skyward Sword on the Wii. Nonetheless suggestions on specs on a video card in my set price point would be very helpful! thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:16 pm 
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I would go with the ASUS GTX 560.


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:05 pm 
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I suggest the dual fan Radeon HD 6850.
170$
Comes at 10% OC but will overclock through the roof without any problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:17 am 
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Looking at your 500(Your going to need more power for SLi/CrossFire) watt PSU I'd go with:

1st
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102945

2nd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102948


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 5:51 am 
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I suggest the nvidia chipset based card only. M.b. 540 & 560
Had a problem with radeon in the past
imho
Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:15 am 
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TomMajor wrote:
I suggest the nvidia chipset based card only. M.b. 540 & 560
Had a problem with radeon in the past
imho
Good luck!

1. Welcome to the forums!
2. This post doesn't really make a whole lot of sense, and the OP hasn't been back.


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:13 am 
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I don't know much about Radeon but I'm very happy with my GTX560.

Good performance so should run most things well.

Mainstream Nvidia cards always seen good value for money.


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Send in mail-in rebate and for 189 bucks you get a darn good card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150563

For 259 bucks, you can get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121594

Nasty


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:04 am 
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Hi there, I'm using a bit old laptop with windows xp operating system, 128 agv and 1gb ram. Is it possible to add extra agv in my existing laptop(Acer travel/mate 4150)? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing a videocard
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 6:47 am 
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AGV?


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