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Okay everything was ordered and believe it or not I found the Storm Scout cheaper at RADIOSHACK! Free 3 day shipping to the store and I can pick it up for right around 82 and some change including tax. *Edit, well a couple of days ago shipping was 9.99 from newegg I guess its not as good of a deal but a couple bucks off anyways.

I have a dilemma though, she will be gaming in 1900x1080 and I don't think the gtx 260 will cut it. Is there anything under $175 that will provide better performance than the 260? I am not very familiar with ati cards and could use some suggestions. Rep will be given!
my wife is avid wow play we upgraded her HP to a custom built I was actually surprised but for around 185 u can pick up a 6870 and it will Max out fps in wow while she is aoe.on a 25 man
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What makes you feel this way? The GTX260 is a strong card.
I was playing Mafia II today in 1900x1080 and it was having trouble playing it on High.

She will basically be playing every new RPG like Dragon Age 2 and wants to hopefully be able to play any game that comes out in the next 1-2 years.

Might get the MSI R6850 Cyclone. It seems pretty solid for the price, and the warranty is by serial number.
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@ OP.

Wow and Blizzard games seem to significantly prefer intel architecture.

Even a i3 2100 gives significant boost over competition.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/20



http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...on,2866-5.html

I can't find the other chart xD

IDK if it really matters if you're getting past 60 fps though xD unless you have like 120hz monitors
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I think I might wait out for a MSI GTX560ti open box from newegg. They seem to be the best value. Anyone else have any input about ATI cards?
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I was playing Mafia II today in 1900x1080 and it was having trouble playing it on High.

She will basically be playing every new RPG like Dragon Age 2 and wants to hopefully be able to play any game that comes out in the next 1-2 years.

Might get the MSI R6850 Cyclone. It seems pretty solid for the price, and the warranty is by serial number.
hd6850 is not a huge improvement over gtx260,for that resolution get something like hd6950/gtx560ti
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i can confirm on that asus motherboard, with g.skill ripjaws ddr31600, phenom 955, and my gts250


everything i play is maxed. i went from an old x2/4g dd42 setup

and holy crap lol the performance from that alone was astounding. the gtx260 should do ya fine, but with all the new games comming out, and the advent of dx11 on the horizon, id get a gts450 or even a gtx460, they can be had so cheaply now
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Alright guys so I went ahead and purchased 2 MSI twin Frozr GTX 460's off here, one for my rig and one for hers. We got it all put together today and its pretty amazing how much faster it is than the Phenom x4. Thanks for all of your input and here is a quick pic with the old 8800gt. Going to be swapping it out and doing some wiring management when the new card comes. I am kind of spoiled with a modular psu its pretty hard to hide all of these extra power connections we don't need. Kind of wish I would have waited on a pair of open box gtx 560ti's but I am sure I can always SLI these with the current state of prices.


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