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Trying to get an idea of what video card I should get...

#1SychosisDragonPosted 10/9/2013 7:11:06 PM
I've made a few topics like this lately but I've been upgrading and swapping systems so frequently that I can't keep one card in mind. But I'm pretty sure I've got a good enough setup now where I'll be comfortable enough to get a GPU without switching systems.

I know you guys will want the specs, just keep in mind I'm not going for the most amazing system ever, even the one I have now is nearly good enough for what I want it for.

2 internal HDDs (one is 320 GB, the other is 1.5 TB)
Windows 7 32-bit SP1
620w SeaSonic PSU
ATI Radeon x1950 pro 256 mb (This, I'm aware, is super dated, and it needs to go)
6 GB DD3 RAM (Might add 2 GB if necessary)
3.2Ghz Intel Core i3-550 Quad-Core processor

Not sure what else I need to list.

If you guys could list two GPUs (One being the best GPU I could get for this system, the other being comparable but more ideal in price,) that would help greatly.
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#2RequiemPosted 10/9/2013 7:14:19 PM
Well, what is your "ideal" price?
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#3SychosisDragon(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 7:15:39 PM
Around $150 but if the system can handle a much better card without bottlenecking it, I might push the price up quite a bit
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#4NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 7:51:13 PM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q6XR

or

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xeWz

If it were my $150, I would go with the 7870. It's very hard to beat the value of that card at that price.

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#5SychosisDragon(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 7:51:13 PM
Er, what's the difference between them, since the prices are pretty much the same?
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#6NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 7:57:52 PM(edited)
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-660

http://www.hwcompare.com/14973/geforce-gtx-660-vs-radeon-hd-7870-xt/
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#7SychosisDragon(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 8:03:31 PM
Excellent, thank you guys
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#8redrum187Posted 10/9/2013 9:00:27 PM(edited)
SychosisDragon posted...
3.2Ghz Intel Core i3-550 Quad-Core processor


you actually have a dual core cpu with hyper threading not a true quad core so you might want to take that into account with your video card choice.
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#9Devil_wings00Posted 10/9/2013 9:03:12 PM
7870's are bound to go on some nice deep discounts soon keep an eye and do some searching around because the 270x is going to replace them soon and retailers will be looking to clear out old stock.
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#10BowsaaPosted 10/9/2013 9:05:00 PM
redrum187 posted...
SychosisDragon posted...
3.2Ghz Intel Core i3-550 Quad-Core processor


you actually have a dual core cpu with hyper threading not a true quad core so you might want to take that into account with your video card choice.


Duals w/ HT still hold up fine right now. His CPU is a bit aged, yes, but it's still decent enough. That may change soon, though.
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