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Without knowing your budget, and knowing what you HAD, I'd say GTX 760 for ~$275.....
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For the sake of knowledge I just sold my HTPC which ran games (specifically Skyrim) significantly better than current gen consoles. It's still in my signature, but it ran a Q6700 and a GTX 560, both substantially outdated hardware. For reference it got 60fps on Skyrim maxed at 1366x768. It's worth noting that neither the GPU or CPU ever say full usage (due to VSync), and the 560 was running on a PCI-E 1.1 slot at 16x.

So suffice to say a GTX 760, or HD7950 would be the way to go like ripsaw said. They're relatively cheap and incredibly capable. If that is too expensive, maybe check out a GTX 650 ti Boost or an HD7850.
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Without knowing your budget, and knowing what you HAD, I'd say GTX 760 for ~$275.....

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For the sake of knowledge I just sold my HTPC which ran games (specifically Skyrim) significantly better than current gen consoles. It's still in my signature, but it ran a Q6700 and a GTX 560, both substantially outdated hardware. For reference it got 60fps on Skyrim maxed at 1366x768. It's worth noting that neither the GPU or CPU ever say full usage (due to VSync), and the 560 was running on a PCI-E 1.1 slot at 16x.

So suffice to say a GTX 760, or HD7950 would be the way to go like ripsaw said. They're relatively cheap and incredibly capable. If that is too expensive, maybe check out a GTX 650 ti Boost or an HD7850.

As much i love the 700 series and budget is not the issue but I don't feel l like spent 250ish or more for the kids fun. as you know my rig i can run anything so.
I was looking into a 560 for cheap0 but if I can find any GPU in the same range of the 560/570 will be my best. I was thinking in any 600 series. like I said as far its run like a console it fine with me. just don't want to drop that kinda money now.

any more input?
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As much i love the 700 series and budget is not the issue but I don't feel l like spent 250ish or more for the kids fun. as you know my rig i can run anything so.
I was looking into a 560 for cheap0 but if I can find any GPU in the same range of the 560/570 will be my best. I was thinking in any 600 series. like I said as far its run like a console it fine with me. just don't want to drop that kinda money now.

any more input?

Hey bro it's supermi from the titan thread. I just stumbled across this.

Every time I try to build a modest machine like you are I end up with another monster build so I am impressed seeing you not go overkill on this.

Are you considering used kit or just brand new? How about amd if it is a single card those frame timings should not be an issue.
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Hey bro it's supermi from the titan thread. I just stumbled across this.

Every time I try to build a modest machine like you are I end up with another monster build so I am impressed seeing you not go overkill on this.

Are you considering used kit or just brand new? How about amd if it is a single card those frame timings should not be an issue.

I thought about AMD but I'm a Green Fan tongue.gif. since you mentioned on AMD, which one should I look in to.
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As much i love the 700 series and budget is not the issue but I don't feel l like spent 250ish or more for the kids fun. as you know my rig i can run anything so.
I was looking into a 560 for cheap0 but if I can find any GPU in the same range of the 560/570 will be my best. I was thinking in any 600 series. like I said as far its run like a console it fine with me. just don't want to drop that kinda money now.

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650ti Boost is only $150 for the 1GB and $170 for the 2GB. If you're really strapped for cash you could drop down to a regular 650 for $120. Anything under that and you'll be stretching it I suspect.
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650ti Boost is only $150 for the 1GB and $170 for the 2GB. If you're really strapped for cash you could drop down to a regular 650 for $120. Anything under that and you'll be stretching it I suspect.

I'm debating with myself now in what to get, but it getting hard every time tongue.gif
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I'm debating with myself now in what to get, but it getting hard every time tongue.gif

Well if the 650ti is enough for you then that is of course GREAT!

Right now you can get 7950's with 3 free games for $199 after rebate ... which is a fair bit more power than the 650ti A LOT MORE with 1gb more vram then the 2gb 650ti and only $30 more than that card.

The nice thing about this is that it is really close to the price of something like the 650ti but is much closer to a 670 which just gives more longevity with the HTPC perhaps you get a cheap 4k display in 6 - 18 months from now the 7950 will likely push that albiet with console like settings ... stay at 1080p you should get a few more years of gaming use out of it than the 650ti as with a small OC it is a 7970 in performance which is close to a 770/680 and for $200. The 7950 will run hotter than that nvidia card of course.

A possible BETTER choice would be the sapphire 7870 2gb GHZ edition which on NE is $159 after $15 rebate with free shipping ... that will be relatively cool, MUCH faster than the 650ti and very cheap!

Now if like me you have a 3dvision ready projector then stay green with this one but if for the kiddies gaming needs I would want a little more power than the 650ti like the 760 or so ... of course if you look used all bets are off cause you never know what good deals can be found smile.gif
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Well if the 650ti is enough for you then that is of course GREAT!

Right now you can get 7950's with 3 free games for $199 after rebate ... which is a fair bit more power than the 650ti A LOT MORE with 1gb more vram then the 2gb 650ti and only $30 more than that card.

The nice thing about this is that it is really close to the price of something like the 650ti but is much closer to a 670 which just gives more longevity with the HTPC perhaps you get a cheap 4k display in 6 - 18 months from now the 7950 will likely push that albiet with console like settings ... stay at 1080p you should get a few more years of gaming use out of it than the 650ti as with a small OC it is a 7970 in performance which is close to a 770/680 and for $200. The 7950 will run hotter than that nvidia card of course.

A possible BETTER choice would be the sapphire 7870 2gb GHZ edition which on NE is $159 after $15 rebate with free shipping ... that will be relatively cool, MUCH faster than the 650ti and very cheap!

Now if like me you have a 3dvision ready projector then stay green with this one but if for the kiddies gaming needs I would want a little more power than the 650ti like the 760 or so ... of course if you look used all bets are off cause you never know what good deals can be found smile.gif

what about MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB compared with the 7870 2GB too?
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4770k - 13 B 666 Asus Maximus VI Formula 1080 SeaHawk EK | K|NGP|N  G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 
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SAMSUNG 830 128GB raiD 0 rx 360 rx240 rx240 
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Ek-Res X3 250mm Swiftech MCP35X2 COUGAR CF-V12HPB Vortex Lamptron FC9 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Bitspower compression fittings koolance CPU 370 Windows 10 Pro Acer XB271HU ‑ 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Quick fire TK EVGA 1300g2 Corsair 800D MoDeD G502 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Rosewill REACT XL Creative Sound Blaster Z Sennheiser HD 555  AKG K267 
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M-Audio BX5a 
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