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What GPU card should I get for playing RTS games on high rez? Probably modern warfare and BF3 here and there. Other games in mind, new sim city game.

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Edited by WiLd FyeR - 3/28/13 at 1:32pm
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GPU is not that important for RTS. Just spend as much as you want to get good graphics in BF3.
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I almost pulled the trigger on a GTX Titan, I just needed to complete one more step. I'm not sure, might be overkill. Will see if I get another notification from EVGA.
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post #4 of 14
What's your budget? A good solid card to get would be a 560ti or a 660.
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RTS games are normally more CPU dependant than GPU so pick up a mid range GPU such as a 7850 or GTX 660 and spend a bit more on a good CPU and cooling.
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RTS games are normally more CPU dependant than GPU so pick up a mid range GPU such as a 7850 or GTX 660 and spend a bit more on a good CPU and cooling.

In addition most RTS games are dual core optimized and don't scale in performance with extra cores or hyperthreading. Steer clear of AMD's Hex & Octacore offerings and get a Intel I5 K CPU and overclock it as far you can to get the best performance in RTS games like Starcraft 2( Reason for I5K over I3 is simply becuase I3 can't overclock).
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In addition most RTS games are dual core optimized and don't scale in performance with extra cores or hyperthreading. Steer clear of AMD's Hex & Octacore offerings and get a Intel I5 K CPU and overclock it as far you can to get the best performance in RTS games like Starcraft 2( Reason for I5K over I3 is simply becuase I3 can't overclock).
This too, my 2500k really struggled in Starcraft 2 at stock. Now it's at 4.8GHz it doesn't have any problem at all.
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Great, I'll get a Intel 3770k and a corsair H100i. Still undecided on the GPU.
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Great, I'll get a Intel 3770k and a corsair H100i. Still undecided on the GPU.
You don't need a 3770K unless you're rendering or other similar tasks. For gaming the 3570K performs the same. What's your budget on the GPU?
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post #10 of 14
A 3570k + decent z77 and 7950 will play almost all games maxed out.

No need for a 3770k or a titan unless your doing lots of thread intensive tasks.
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