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post #11 of 42
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Radeon HD 6850. The GTX 460 1GB is the same speed but more expensive.
Actually you can find them for the same price. With the GTX 460s actually a little cheaper.

Heres a 460 149.99 or 129.99 with mail in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125334

6850 164.99 or 149.99 with mail in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161348
 
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post #12 of 42
A GTS 450 or GTX 460 + a Quad-Core if you want to play CPU Intensive games..
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post #13 of 42
Based on my experience and your specific need

"at least 720p while getting a constant 60 fps"

I'd say you need at least a Radeon HD6850 or a GTX460 1GB. I'm presuming you want everything maxed out in the games. Games like Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Metro 2033, GTA IV, etc, really do push the envelope and anything below will not play the latest games with everyting maxed out at 60 fps and at that resolution. The HD6850 is currently cheaper.

If you don't play such heavy duty games and/or don't want to spend so much money, you can try the Radeon HD5770, but it won't last you as long given the performance difference.
 
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post #14 of 42
560 Ti in my opinion, if you have the cash. If not, a GTX460 is best!
    
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post #15 of 42
1280 x 720?

Man a GTX 460 will do you just fine for 60FPS.
    
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post #16 of 42
6790 wait till comes out
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post #17 of 42
I was gonna suggest a 5770 if you want dirt cheap. If you do get a 5770 get this one from XFX. It OCs like a beast! Mine runs at 1000/1375/1.2v on stock cooling and never gets above 65C with 60% fan speed.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-447-_-Product
post #18 of 42
I'd say the 460. I just got mine 3 days ago and am loving it. I'm currently play Aliens Vs Predator, Crysis(demo..gonna order it shortly) Bioshock 2, Fallout 3..On 1920/1080 Graphics are very nice(pretty much maxed on everything), and I've manage to OC the thing quite a bit. 200$ from Amazon.
post #19 of 42
well from whit i think of your sig rig, you can upgrade that board and the processor for about 300 bucks, and then you can get the best bang for the buck card, the gtx560 ti
    
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post #20 of 42
The GTS 450 is pretty cheap and can play most all modern games at 720 with decent frames. Some places it's only $100 too. Also, the performance is more or less equivalent to a GTX 260.
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