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As the title states I'm upgrading the GPU on my sig rig. Ideally I want to spend as little as possible but I'm willing to go ~$450.


INFO:
Resolution is natively 1680x1050
I'll be playing BF3 and Skyrim almost exclusively
Ideally would never have a minimum fps below 30 on highest settings.
I have NO brand loyalty. Just tell me what's best.
SLI/CF are options I'm willing to consider
GO!
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post #2 of 8
GTX560Ti/HD6950 will easily handle anything you throw at it at that resolution.
    
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post #3 of 8
If you can pick up a cheap 560ti/570 that could work for you. Also, a 6950 might be good too.

Looking at CF/SLi, you could go 460s or 5850s if you wanted. Although I'd stick with a single card solution for now. You can SLi or CF it later.
post #4 of 8
If you are looking to spend all $450, why not get a Zotac GTX 580?
If you are JUST looking for something that will play at 30+ FPS, you should get a 560ti or a 570
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post #5 of 8
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Alright thanks guys.

Ive got a new option I'd like you gents/gals to consider.

I'm considering getting overclocked GTX 560's. Nearly the same performance as a stock 560ti and $50 less per card.

Any potential drawbacks I haven't considered? How would gtx 560's compare to gtx 460's considering they're nearly the same price?
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post #6 of 8
For your price I would suggest a GTX 570. AMD cpu's aren't very good for dual-GPUs. You'll still bottleneck the 570 unless you overclock the CPU.
    
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Would this be of consideration to you?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130687
It's the EVGA GTX570 with 2.5gb GDR5 ram.
The link is from Newegg but there out of them right now so maybe Tigerdirect or such.
    
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post #8 of 8
Why not just get a HD 6970 for $70 less.
    
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