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Depends what games you want to run really, and if you don't mind turning down the settings on some games. To be honest, most games these days are console ports, we all know it, so it is really pointless to spend $1000 on gpu's just to play metro and crysis. lol

If I were you, I would go for the 6850, best price/performance card I know of. Overclocks like mad, and uses very little power.
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Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
A GTS 450 or GTX 460 + a Quad-Core if you want to play CPU Intensive games..
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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.
Thanks for the really thorough answer! Yeah, I love GTA IV and Crysis. One of the reasons I'm buying a 2500K is because of how CPU intensive the games are.
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560 Ti in my opinion, if you have the cash. If not, a GTX460 is best!
The money is not really a problem, because I'm still saving, but I would love for it to be as cheap as possible. Thanks for the answer!
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1280 x 720?

Man a GTX 460 will do you just fine for 60FPS.
Yup, 1280 x 720, I don't have a 1080p monitor yet. Thanks!
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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
I was looking at a 5770, but I noticed that the memory was 128-bit or something like that. Does that make a difference?
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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.
Thanks everyone! So far it looks like the 460 is the card to get
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GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 is my vote.
    
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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
That's a GTX 460 768MB. It is set to be discontinued now, so I wouldn't recommend it.

It's noticeably slower than the 6850 and 460 1GB. Over-clocked it's the same speed, but it's no 6850. The 6790, which is set to be released soon, will compete against the 550 Ti while being faster and cheaper at $130. It should be very similar to the GTX 460 768MB in performance, which is unfortunately being discontinued.

Something like a Radeon HD 5770 will be enough for now at 1280x720 with high settings and AA, but it probably won't be long until you have problems with more recent games. The 6850 is a huge step up from the 5770 and will be more future-proof. If you don't want to spend more than $150, wait for the 6790.
    
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Please don't say "Please don't say" followed by a bunch of CAPS in your post and I'll be more liable to look at it next time
Whats with people being such pricks nowadays...? If you have nothing nice to say then dont post. no need to be a ignorant *******...

I would say a 460 is your best bet. probably the best performance/budget card out right now.
    
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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
My sig rig is a laptop hehe. I hate it.
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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.
Nice to know, thanks.
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Depends what games you want to run really, and if you don't mind turning down the settings on some games. To be honest, most games these days are console ports, we all know it, so it is really pointless to spend $1000 on gpu's just to play metro and crysis. lol

If I were you, I would go for the 6850, best price/performance card I know of. Overclocks like mad, and uses very little power.
Yeah, I really don't want to spend mad amounts of money to play games. I'm coming from a console so the graphics aren't really a huge deal to me. I'm used to low-res textures upscaled to make you think they're HD lol. If I get too accustomed to the great PC graphics I'll never be able to go back to my xbox, and that's a bad thing because I've dropped loads of money on Rock Band hehe.
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post #27 of 42
A used 4850 from ebay for 50 bucks.This is the answer to your question.
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post #28 of 42
+1 for the 6850. It's more power efficient than Nvidia's comparable offerings and has lots and lots of overclocking headroom. Another potential pro for you is the awesome scaling in Crossfire if you want to upgrade down the road.
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GTX 460 or GTS 450. I play at 1280x960, and the 460 maxes everything out easily, no problem.

I don't know about the red side, not much experience there.
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+1 for GTX 460. Just upgraded to a GTX 580 but the GTX 460 is a great card for it's price. Played all the latest games on High+ at 1440x900 resolution.
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