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which NVidia card would you suggest to play Guild Wars 2 smoothly? (it would be installed on the system you see in my sig)

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How much are you willing to spend is the read question. A 660 would get you playing with very decent frames, but how much eye candy do you want?

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thanks for the super-quick answer!
well, considering I am a very casual player and that my only game would be GW2 I would like to save some bucks, eventually graphic adapters prices will drop as their power increase and GW2 will still be graphically enjoyable for a few years to come.... if possible I would like to spend less than 200 buddies. Is that reasonable?

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Absolutely reasonable. IMO a 6850 would be your best budget card at $150.00. If you wanted to give yourself more wiggle room though, then go 7850, which can be had for about $210.

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Hi all,
which NVidia card would you suggest to play Guild Wars 2 smoothly? (it would be installed on the system you see in my sig)
Does it have to be an Nvidia card?

I'd do as ForNever suggested, pickup a 6850 now, and another later when prices have dropped. That'll keep you going for awhile.

Edit: If it has to be an Nvidia card, you could probably nab a GTX 560 Ti (OC?) for $200.
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thanks both for replying.
Yes, it has to be NVidia smile.gif

so GTX560TI.... ?

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For your price range I'd say so. Have a quick flick around at benchmarks, the 560 TI's performance isn't far off my own 6950 2GB... And you can nab them for less than $200 now too .-.;;

I can't really provide any hard evidence for going for a 560 Ti when I could get a 6950 2GB for the same/similar/cheaper price.. Especially when I tend to lean towards ATI when it comes to GPUs myself.


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Less than $200? Honestly, no point in upgrading from integrated if you're being that cheap. You'll still have to play with everything on low-medium.

Don't buy last gen cards when the new ones are way better. I'd just wait till you can afford at least a 670 or better yet a 680.

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Less than $200? Honestly, no point in upgrading from integrated if you're being that cheap. You'll still have to play with everything on low-medium.
Don't buy last gen cards when the new ones are way better. I'd just wait till you can afford at least a 670 or better yet a 680.
Unfortunately not everyone can spew up money on demand, and none of us here know the OPs circumstances. It might well take him 6 months before he can buy a 'current gen' card.

I'm pretty sure the OP would like to sink his teeth into GW2, sooner than later. None constructive posts like yours really don't help anyone now do they?
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Less than $200? Honestly, no point in upgrading from integrated if you're being that cheap. You'll still have to play with everything on low-medium.
Don't buy last gen cards when the new ones are way better. I'd just wait till you can afford at least a 670 or better yet a 680.

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