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so, I'm getting a new PC soon (click HERE for full setup), and I was wondering what graphics card I should get.

I've pretty much narrowed it down to 3, and if there are any others in the price range of about $145-175, then please let me know!

heres the 3:

the link is long, so just click HERE

EDIT: the monitor will be 1080p, and the rig will be for gaming and video editing. the games will be mostly BF3 and GTA, maybe MW3 and skyrim
Edited by Ken.Turner - 10/10/11 at 1:30pm
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HD6870. Hands down.
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why not get a i5-2500k ...and a z68 mtoherboard then swap out to ivy bridge when the time is right?

and get a 6870 its cheaper they both perform the same thing...

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
Edited by Polarity - 10/10/11 at 1:27pm
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Depends on what you need. If you need a very high resolution then the 550 ti would be a better choice because of the 2GB of RAM it has. If you're only going to be using it for 1920x1080 or lower then I'd say the clear choice here would be the 6870. The AMD cards have a normal HDMI out whereas the 550ti has a mini-hdmi, so depending on what you're going to use it for that could play a factor. All 3 are good cards for that price range but don't expect to blow any benchmarks away with them.
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Surprised no one mentioned this, and this is sorta offtopic, but that power supply is bad.

This psu is far far better for only a little more: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...sewill%20rg430

I would also recommend you check out the cooler master HAF912 for about the same price as that sentey case, it is much better than it.

OT: the 6870 is a great card for that build.
    
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Depends on what you need. If you need a very high resolution then the 550 ti would be a better choice because of the 2GB of RAM it has. If you're only going to be using it for 1920x1080 or lower then I'd say the clear choice here would be the 6870. The AMD cards have a normal HDMI out whereas the 550ti has a mini-hdmi, so depending on what you're going to use it for that could play a factor. All 3 are good cards for that price range but don't expect to blow any benchmarks away with them.
my monitor will be 1080p, thanks for the advise!
post #7 of 23
HD6870, my friend

It's a solid, fast little bastard, and I think you would enjoy it If you then decide to Crossfire it down the road, it would scale awesomely.



On another note, EffnNice, I think OP is going with this AMD setup because it's cheap, enough for gaming, and he/she can swap out to bulldozer later on. He can always shift sides in a few years if needed, you know
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Surprised no one mentioned this, and this is sorta offtopic, but that power supply is bad.
I didn't look at his list of parts to begin with... That power supply is horrid. Trust me, the PSU is one part of the PC that you don't want to go cheap on. Talk about a troubleshooting nightmare. The PSU is the one part of the PC that you don't want to be bad as it will make everything in the PC look suspect. Then after a long, hair-pulling troubleshooting session you find out the PSU is crap and then it's time to undo all of that cable management you spent hours getting just right.

I'd definitely recommend going with a better brand like Corsair or Seasonic.
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Surprised no one mentioned this, and this is sorta offtopic, but that power supply is bad.

This psu is far far better for only a little more: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...sewill%20rg430
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^this. minimum recommemded power for 6870 is 500w
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Originally Posted by Blue6228 View Post
I didn't look at his list of parts to begin with... That power supply is horrid. Trust me, the PSU is one part of the PC that you don't want to go cheap on. Talk about a troubleshooting nightmare. The PSU is the one part of the PC that you don't want to be bad as it will make everything in the PC look suspect. Then after a long, hair-pulling troubleshooting session you find out the PSU is crap and then it's time to undo all of that cable management you spent hours getting just right.

I'd definitely recommend going with a better brand like Corsair or Seasonic.
The rosewill RG430 i recommended him is a good power supply. It's on OCN's official recommended PSU list as well.
    
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