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Hello Overclock.net !

I will be running on a single 1920x1080 monitor and was wondering which graphic card should I purchase? Looking for an awesome price/performance card. Budget $200-400+ (From a lot of suggestions, I'm willing to add few more dollars if the gtx 580 is truly the winner)

Specs :-
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz
Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
RAM: 8gb G.Skills RipJawsX
HDD: 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5"
PSU: 750W Corsair TX750 V2 ATX2.3
Cooling: Scythe Mugen 2 REV B
Case: NZXT Phantom
Video card: ?
Edited by akazzz - 10/20/11 at 12:51pm
post #2 of 18
get 2 6870s.
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post #3 of 18
gtx 560ti or hd6950
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post #4 of 18
Look buddy, go to control panel -> Edit/Add Systems and write down as much information about your computer as you can.

Giving us a budget without telling us your other hardware makes it difficult for us to recommend anything to you.
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post #5 of 18
A single unlocked reference 2GB 6950 will suite you fine. $240ish.
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post #6 of 18
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Here's my specs :-

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz
Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
RAM: 8gb G.Skills RipJawsX
HDD: 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5"
PSU: 750W Corsair TX750 V2 ATX2.3
Cooling: Scythe Mugen 2 REV B
Case: NZXT Phantom
Video card: ?
post #7 of 18
580 or 6970
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh View Post
580 or 6970
I'd like to know where one could find a 580 for less than $400.

Have you looked at the ENGTX570 dcii? Excellent cooling (air, and can get loud at max), but probably the best 570 you can get imho. Requires 3 slots of space instead of the typical 2, and make sure there's enough room in your case (I think its 11 inches).
post #9 of 18
*shakes head*

You bought all that wonderful hardware and did not do the research into what would work GPU wise? Bad!

Like a lot of the other suggestions up there I'd say a 580 or 6970
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arimis5226 View Post
I'd like to know where one could find a 580 for less than $400.

Have you looked at the ENGTX570 dcii? Excellent cooling (air, and can get loud at max), but probably the best 570 you can get imho. Requires 3 slots of space instead of the typical 2, and make sure there's enough room in your case (I think its 11 inches).

I saw a used one of 2 for $350 each a few days ago.

OP didn't specify new or used, which is why I also said 6970.
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