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Read before posting, I'll keep it simple:
I play Runescape and Minecraft mostly, but I might play some more intensive games in the future.
I play on 1280*1024 and 1920*1080 displays. One has a DVI, the other has VGA/HDMI.
I enjoy watching 1080p Movies/TV Shows
I would like to keep the price as low as I can without sacrificing performance
I'm probably not going to upgrade again for 2 years or so, so this has to last.
Runescape is not the blocky, un-detailed game it was in 2005.
I'm pretty much decided on the 5770, unless someone can convince me otherwise.

Shoot.
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post #2 of 39
Can't tell if serious....but try something like this if those are the only games you worry about:

Nvidia card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187114

AMD/ATI card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161321
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post #3 of 39
GT240 would probably suffice, as would a 5770.

Minecraft doesn't take much to run, nor does Runescape, does it?
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I think the 5770 would be a good choice, fairly powerful while also pretty power efficient. Runscape is going to be more demanding that Minecraft (I assume). This will also give you some room to play some other games at decent settings if you wanted to, if I remember correctly the 5770 is about the same performance wise as a GTX 260.

Are you playing Runscape HD or whatever they call it? I used to play it back in the day and it was a little choppy on Intel Integrated graphics while it played perfectly on a Radeon 9250. This was probably about 6 years ago though.
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If an 8400 GS can't run Minecraft on Fancy/Far at 60FPS, there is no way a GF210 will, neither a 5450. It doesn't take serious horsepower to run either of those games, but it takes something. A 4670/5670 or GT 430 would be more than enough, though. With a 460, MC runs 1600x900 at 200FPS, so anything slower than a 430 or 240/5670 would start to get things lagging.
 
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post #7 of 39
I have a 5770 and runs both Runescape and Minecraft at maxed. Those aren't even very graphics heavy games. You can find a 5770 for about $90 on eBay so go ahead and get one. A GTS 250 would be great too, as it has nearly the same performance as a 5770.

Honestly my cousins laptop with integrated ATI graphics (4250 Mobility I believe) runs Runescape with no lag at all at highest settings in full screen mode. I don't even see why you need such a powerful card. Minecraft runs at highest settings on my school's 8 year old computers with Pentium CPU's... o_O
Edited by ComradeNF - 5/14/11 at 7:19pm
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Uhh ... my intel ingetrated GMA 4500 runs both these games at max...

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I have a 5770 and runs both Runescape and Minecraft at maxed. Those aren't even very graphics heavy games. You can find a 5770 for about $90 on eBay so go ahead and get one. A GTS 250 would be great too, as it has nearly the same performance as a 5770.

Honestly my cousins laptop with integrated ATI graphics (4250 Mobility I believe) runs Runescape with no lag at all at highest settings in full screen mode. I don't even see why you need such a powerful card. Minecraft runs at highest settings on my school's 8 year old computers with Pentium CPU's... o_O

Rep+ for the helpful information, thanks for helping me out.
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post #10 of 39
gtx 590 especially for 3x monitors and 3d surround

seriously nothing is really needed grab a 5870 and you get high end for other stuff
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