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I am focusing on building this computer to be able to play most of the new games today with good settings.

Build so far:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430

I am very new to this and this will be my first build ever. I have already ordered the mobo and case, should be ordering the cpu soon. What is a good graphics card for this? thank you for your support in my newbie build. smile.gif

(any other build suggestions are very welcome!)
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I am focusing on building this computer to be able to play most of the new games today with good settings.
Build so far:
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430
I am very new to this and this will be my first build ever. I have already ordered the mobo and case, should be ordering the cpu soon. What is a good graphics card for this? thank you for your support in my newbie build. smile.gif
(any other build suggestions are very welcome!)

Well I'd say it depends on your budget. Preference AMD or Nvidia. 6850 could do you ok for a while if you have a low budget. What is the budget?
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Well I'd say it depends on your budget. Preference AMD or Nvidia. 6850 could do you ok for a while if you have a low budget. What is the budget?

budget is probably around $1000 total but i may have some wiggle room down the road. thank you for your help. smile.gif
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budget is probably around $1000 total but i may have some wiggle room down the road. thank you for your help. smile.gif

Just for a video card? What components still need to be bought? thumb.gif
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If you want something that is overkill (FutureProof) I would go with a EVGA Ultra Classified 3GB Gtx 580. I would not go with an AMD card because you will always have driver issues. You will have Excellent performance with this card. If you are not looking to spend that much money I would go with a GTX 680. I would suggest sticking with EVGA due to the warrenty. EVGA is a steller Company.
     
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Just for a video card? What components still need to be bought? thumb.gif

Sorry, i meant in total. The only parts I bought so far are the motherboard, and the case. (cost $160 so far) + getting CPU is 219.99 so thats around $380 after getting all what is on that list.
what do you think? After getting parts I can always wait to get the rest.
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I would say go with a GTX 570 Non-Ref design. I have the DCll and its a great card that you can find now for really, REALLY good prices. And for a cheaper alternative I would recommend a 6870, it will satisfy most tasks you can throw at it. Good luck thumb.gif
 
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Sorry, i meant in total. The only parts I bought so far are the motherboard, and the case. (cost $160 so far) + getting CPU is 219.99 so thats around $380 after getting all what is on that list.
what do you think? After getting parts I can always wait to get the rest.

Well $1000-380=$620. <---Me typing out loud. You still need RAM, HDD, PSU, and GPU. Correct?
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Well $1000-380=$620. <---Me typing out loud. You still need RAM, HDD, PSU, and GPU. Correct?

Yes. that is what I need. if 1000 is too low for a good build then i could try a bigger budget. it would probably work out, just take more work. tongue.gif

edit: im thinking +1000 on to the list? = 1380
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I would say go with a GTX 570 Non-Ref design. I have the DCll and its a great card that you can find now for really, REALLY good prices. And for a cheaper alternative I would recommend a 6870, it will satisfy most tasks you can throw at it. Good luck thumb.gif

I agree on the GTX 570, that is always an option. It is all about personel preference.
     
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