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I am building up a new...er rig for my wife...she is entering the realm of quad core, previously on a P4.

I have an extra Q6600 laying around and a Single slot Solution Mobo and vid card

I have the P5Q Deluxe and originally had it paired with the 9800GX2

Even though she will only be running in Native 1680x1050 I am under the assumptions she will NOT be able to max the current games out...IE: COD:BO, Crysis 2, Metro, Portal 2...

and for starters

This card runs Hella Hot IIRC when I played L4D with everything as high as it would go and with a mild overclock I hit 107* C I know these bad boys are not supposed to get THAT HOT...This card was recently RMA'd (cause it up and died out of the blue) I wonder why...? -_-

It's is also a SERIOUS power hungry beast and its very loud

Aside from a very expensive water block from DD there is no other way to cool this thing with aftermarket hardware...

My plea...I need a graphics card that can max out on her native resolution the current gen of games...Under $200 and is a single card solution since the motherboard is the liming factor on that.

Appreciate it,
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161349 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102913
 
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I am building up a new...er rig for my wife...she is entering the realm of quad core, previously on a P4.

I have an extra Q6600 laying around and a Single slot Solution Mobo and vid card

I have the P5Q Deluxe and originally had it paired with the 9800GX2

Even though she will only be running in Native 1680x1050 I am under the assumptions she will NOT be able to max the current games out...IE: COD:BO, Crysis 2, Metro, Portal 2...

and for starters

This card runs Hella Hot IIRC when I played L4D with everything as high as it would go and with a mild overclock I hit 107* C I know these bad boys are not supposed to get THAT HOT...This card was recently RMA'd (cause it up and died out of the blue) I wonder why...? -_-

It's is also a SERIOUS power hungry beast and its very loud

Aside from a very expensive water block from DD there is no other way to cool this thing with aftermarket hardware...

My plea...I need a graphics card that can max out on her native resolution the current gen of games...Under $200 and is a single card solution since the motherboard is the liming factor on that.

Appreciate it,
Do you really expect that your wife is going to want to play black ops and metro 2033?
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i suggest any nvidia 460.

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HD6850 will suit your needs, or that saphire HD5850 Xtreme for 140$ on te egg, better than an HD6850 by a little bit and cheaper.
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post #6 of 14
well they will most likely rma you a newer card like a 460, 560ti so give that to her!
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Wow. $200 is a great budget to work with.

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Do you really expect that your wife is going to want to play black ops and metro 2033?
Believe it or not, some girls do play (and enjoy) shooters..
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No they RMA'd me another 9800GX2, I could not be that lucky...My wife will definitely play Black Ops. I am not sure about 2033. She plays what ever I play, except repetitive multi-player...Which pretty much means any multi play aside from an MMO. Things like CS and TF2 boggles her mind, why someone would want to do the same thing over and over and over again...you know Spawn, spray gun fire, plant a bomb...Die...wait...wait...wait...respawn...repeat . I mean I love that bland, mind dulling, and repetitive stuff. she ops out of that. (I adore that kind of thinking, I have not gotten that far yet)

GTX 460 vs the 5870 or 6870? from real experience? I am an nVidia fan boy she has always rolled ATI, I have nothing against the ATI, unless the 460 is cheaper than the comparable ATI offering.
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 4/25/11 at 11:12am
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6870 or GTX 460 1GB.
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