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I'm looking for a new video card, I'm willing to go up and a little over 300$ but keep it near 250$

I was considering a GTX 480 but I decided to ask OCN to get an honest opinion.

Parts its gonna be working with

i5 2300 (or an i7 2600k)
8GB DDR3
Mini Itx Mainboard
700w PSU (ocz extreme power)
Antec DF-85


Goal: play APB on a High that I can achieve an average of 120 FPS


Thanks.
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Not really considering AMD unless you can convince me to bear the drivers.
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post #3 of 9
If you're gonna keep the 2300 then don't spend a lot on a gfx card. It would be silly.

If it's a temp card I wouldn't spend that much but I'll answer your question

Go for the GTX 570. It's on par with the 480 some will say a little better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-621-_-Product
    
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A 6950 would probably be the best card for your money, but a GTX 570 or GTX 480 (if you can handle the heat) wouldn't be a bad choice either.

And why are you putting a MiniITX board in a full tower case?
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
A 6950 would probably be the best card for your money, but a GTX 570 or GTX 480 (if you can handle the heat) wouldn't be a bad choice either.

And why are you putting a MiniITX board in a full tower case?
Like I said, temp setup its a bunch of all parts slapped together, I just need a gaming GPU
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post #6 of 9
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Also from canada, ncix preferred, since I know the product manager.
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post #7 of 9
Not to be a dick but please edit your posts instead of double posting.

Also here

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58683&...r&promoid=1322
    
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If you live close enough to the markham ncix warehouse they are having an open box sale next Saturday ( I believe).

That may be worth checking out. If not above suggestion probably fits the bill. Don't know about 120 fps in APB on MAX but I get 60fps at all times on nearly max and my card is pretty old now.
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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
If you live close enough to the markham ncix warehouse they are having an open box sale next Saturday ( I believe).

That may be worth checking out. If not above suggestion probably fits the bill. Don't know about 120 fps in APB on MAX but I get 60fps at all times on nearly max and my card is pretty old now.
I'm gonna go with the 280$ 570
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