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Hello

I've been getting really bad lag spikes on many games, (1280x720 with highest settings as possible that I don't get lag spike, if I do manage to max it out, I got for AA/AF.) That's what I usually do.

Since im using 890FX, I want an ATI Card, I was thinking of this, at a mere 100$ish
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039508

Should I go with that?

If you want to suggest anything else, I would prefer

- buying from http://www.canadacomputers.com OR http://www.tigerdirect.ca
- Radeon HD (Doesn't have to be DX11) - I might xfire later on
- A mere 120$

Any suggestions? I'm getting the upgrade in like the next 24 hours.
Another question, if I go with that ASUS 6670, what resolution/settings should I aim for games like Crysis 2 and BFBC2? (I maxed out BC2 with GT240 execept HBAO and AA/AF (Both at 1x) Tweaked Crysis2 a bit with Advanced Graphics to medium with AA/AF Off, still lagging pretty badly.
I think the DDR2 667 Ram that's on my GT240 really limiting here.

Thanks for reading this wall of text and for suggesting (if you do).
 

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Hum, I'm pretty sure with a 6770 you'd have to turn down all your setting with AA off to play any of those games. That's a light gaming card at best.

An AMD 6870 is what you should shoot for and you can play maxed setting with AA mid range. I played Crysis maxed settings with AA off for a 1920x1080p 60Hz monitor with my MSI AMD 6870 TFII card for some good playable FPS.

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Well for around $120 there's not much choice:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=612914&CatId=28 (ATI)

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7301646&CatId=3669 (Nvidia)

The second one looks the best, but you need to claim a rebate. It's a downgraded Geforce GTX460 card, but should still be faster than the HD6770 (which is a rebadged HD5770). If you can find a plain GTX460 then definitely buy that instead.

See this review for a comparison:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-se-review/
 
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