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#1 diesel_3

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

Hey guys,
Looking to upgrade my prehistoric GeForce GTX 285 after the holidays for something newer. I am not very savvy when it comes to specs but I just want to get a solid card that won't break the bank.

I play Battlefield 3 and Counter Strike: GO, Looking for a card that can easily handle these games.

Also, any info/tips on buying a new motherboard?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

How high are you willing to go?

Money wise that is.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

How high are you willing to go?

Money wise that is.


Probably 300-400
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

I'll sell you my EVGA GTX 550 Ti for $50 :P
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

It's going to be hard to find a card that can handle CS.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

http://www.memoryexp...roducts/MX39338

GTX 670. I want this so bad.

My GTX 560 Ti can pretty much run every game on the market today, aside from Farcry 3. Battlefield 3 runs flawlessly on it.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

http://www.memoryexp...roducts/MX39338

GTX 670. I want this so bad.

My GTX 560 Ti can pretty much run every game on the market today, aside from Farcry 3. Battlefield 3 runs flawlessly on it.


Thanks! I'll bookmark that
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

What's your current processor? You don't want your graphics card to overpower it
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

What's your current processor? You don't want your graphics card to overpower it


Intel i7 2.6 GHz
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

If you can wait until January there are some new AMD Radeons that are coming out, and if rumors about them are true then they're going to absolutely destroy anything you can buy right now in terms of price/performance ratio. If the upgrade bug is really chewing away at you then I'd recommend an Nvidia 660 ti. You can find them under $300, so well well within your budget, and they can play any modern game with everything maxed no problem, even up to 2560x1440 resolution. There's no point in getting anything more expensive unless you have a 1600p screen or are going the triple-screen route. You can use the money saved on a nice bottle of scotch so you can celebrate your new card with yourself.

Also a quick sidenote: I'd avoid any current gen AMD Radeon cards, they have a nasty stuttering issue that can be aggravating. Although I've heard at 1080p you can't really notice it, just at higher resolutions. More on it here:

http://techreport.co...60-ti-revisited

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

I have a Gigabyte GTX 670. They can be had within your pricerange and will handle most anything. I only run one screen at 1080 so I use the absolute maximum settings for any given game and it runs flawlessly. I don't know anything about this new AMD release in January, though. That might be a better choice if they are as good as they sound.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

another 6 months for 8000s series from ati
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

http://www.tomshardw...eview,3107.html

Usually a good place to start. It's based on US prices, so it can vary in Canada.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

You can google benchmark results. Check prices at a-power / NCix. See what's in your price range. Compare benchmark results.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

Thanks for the good responses guys!
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