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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

It was about 100 mhz slower than this other "overclocked" card, but all other stats were identical and had 2 GB of memory instead of 1.

If my budget is around $300, is that the best card I can get? This is going to be paired with my I7-920 right now, but I am buying a sandy-E 3930k 2011 socket system soon.


I would like to play heavily modded games on full settings.

Thanks
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That is a great card. If you want to stick with Nvidia and go to the max of the budget look at this card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130758

it's a monster. only 1280mb of Memory but the card is nice. cant go wrong either way
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The GTX 570 is $310 after rebate and has lifetime warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130621
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unless your running high resolutions like 1080x3 in eyefinity that extra vram to you is no use. and for under $300 best bang for buck right now I would say is a used 570 or a 560 ti 448 core, maybe even a 6970.
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Why are you getting the 3930K? You could get the 3820 and save that money and use it for a better GPU (the more important part at this point). Consider getting a 7950 with the extra money or the 6/700 (whatever they wanna call it) series when they come out.

But to answer your question, not really. I would recommend a 560Ti 448.

Also, what resolution are you using?
     
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The GTX 570 is $310 after rebate and has lifetime warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130621

Ok, but that one had less memory, and slower clock speeds when comparing the details to the card I put up, how would it be better? I am somewhat inexperienced when it comes to video cards but that doesn't look like an upgrade to me, please explain lol.
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GTX 480. $219.99 Free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

Use the money saved to grab an Accelero Extreme GPU cooler for it, and enjoy.
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I will be using 1920x1080, and I was going to get the 3930k because I do a lot of 3D rendering and need the 6 cores.
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I will be using 1920x1080, and I was going to get the 3930k because I do a lot of 3D rendering and need the 6 cores.

Alright, was making sure you actually had a good reason smile.gif
     
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this point)
But to answer your question, not really. I would recommend a 560Ti 448.
Also, what resolution are you using?

That card has higher (320 bit vs 256 bit) memory interface than the card I had picked out, but all other stats are less, including clock speed and memory. Does that alone make it better than the card I picked out? I really dont know much about these stats, so if you point out a card thats better please explain why, cuz being the noob I am I dont understand why it would be better when most of the stats on the details page are less.
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