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I Run my monitor on 1920x1080, I will play games occasionally but not playing crazily. I was wondering if a GTX 550 would be good? or would saving up money buying a GTX 560 be better?
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I would probably recommend the GTX 560, but without knowing what kind of games you play, I can't know for sure


If you only play source games, save the money. If you play some of the new SP games and MP games, the 560 would be worth it.
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but if you get a gtx 580 you wont have to worry about anything.
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GTX 580, if your budget is low, get a GTX 560 TI, or if your budget is even lower, get a GTX 460.
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Get a 460 instead of a 550. But yes, 560 is great for newer games.
    
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post #6 of 6
A GTX 460 or 560 will work just fine for your setup.
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