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GTX 560 ok for non-hardcore gaming?

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User Info: Koala262

Koala262
4 years ago#1
In order to keep my build under my $800 budget, I am going to have to sacrifice a little in the gaming performance category because I need a monitor, speakers, keyboard, and case.

I will be using this for light video editing (some HD extreme sports filming I do) and gaming, mainly just PC exclusives, games with mod communities, and MMO's (Skyrim, GTA IV, Diablo 3, LoL, TOR, SCII). But I think I'll still be doing a large portion of my gaming on my 360 and PS3, so this isn't a dedicated hardcore gaming build.

I was wanting to keep the graphics card $150ish so I could get an Ivy Bridge i5. Would the gtx 560 suffice?
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User Info: qeoijlijw

qeoijlijw
4 years ago#2
no, 780 or bust

User Info: unsolidsnake

unsolidsnake
4 years ago#3
Everybody but me on this board has a 560Ti... Not sure of the difference, but I can't imagine its so substantial to ruin the experience. I splurged and got a 7970 (and I love it except for the crap drivers)
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User Info: GM_

GM_
4 years ago#4
That's good for hardcore gaming. What are you smoking? There's nothing that GPU can't run. You may have to settle for High instead of Ultra High settings on some games though.
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User Info: AsucaHayashi

AsucaHayashi
4 years ago#5
you're underestimating the graphical power of graphics cards and overestimating the requirements of PC games.

that card can play all games out on at least high settings@1080p.
If console gaming is so cheap then why do I have to spend $600~ in order to play Super Mario Galaxy, Uncharted 3 and Halo 3?

User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
4 years ago#6
qeoijlijw posted...
no, 780 or bust


Those don't even exist....
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User Info: MightyAimetti87

MightyAimetti87
4 years ago#7
i still have a gtx 460 and generally speaking it has performed just fine for every game i get.

that said, i will probably upgrade to the 660 when it drops
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User Info: DiehardFFv2

DiehardFFv2
4 years ago#8
Fade2black001 posted...
qeoijlijw posted...
no, 780 or bust


Those don't even exist....


False. You're just too poor to own one yet. Not our fault. *shrug*
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User Info: lionheart5656

lionheart5656
4 years ago#9
Hey guys, does this house made of pure gold make me look rich enough?

I was going to go diamond but I have to keep under a budget.

lolwut
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User Info: DiehardFFv2

DiehardFFv2
4 years ago#10
lionheart5656 posted...
Hey guys, does this house made of pure gold make me look rich enough?

I was going to go diamond but I have to keep under a budget.

lolwut


Gold is too garish, platinum is much classier.
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