Need help choosing a card!

jayden948

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Hi im looking to upgrade my pc's graphics card to a low - mid range card to play upcoming games like GW2 and Diablo 3 and want to get the most out of them with my budget.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next two weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $100- $170

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming mostly, WoW, GW2, Diablo 3, Witcher 2 etc.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Nvidia G210 500W PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: AMD phenom 820 2.8ghz x4, 4GB ram

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 24 inch screen 1920x1080

any suggestions for be helpful!
 
all the game that you list above except the witcher 2 should be easy on GPU (i think GW2 should be reasonable on GPU requirement. so far there are none MMO out there that was made to punish GPU like crysis or metro does. as for Diablo 3 it should be well known already that you don't need top of the line gpu to run it on max setting). with your budget this card will fit into your budget limit (it will be cheaper if you take MIR into account):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

btw you need to double check your PSU because 500w generic PSU will not be able to run the card

 
+1 to the 6870, that is the best your gonna do with your current budget that is if your psu can run it... but it will be worlds faster then the gt 210

OP:

what is the make and model of your psu?

after this is all sorted out the next thing to do is to start overclocking that cpu since most mmo games are cpu hogs from my expiriences
 


have you installed the latest beta driver for your card? i heard there was performance improvement for witcher 2 with the latest beta driver. btw don't you have GTX570 before this?

sorry off topic :p
 

aeternam

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I just put in the 6870, replacing my 4850 and it is an excellent card. I have the Sapphire 1GB and it runs very cool as well. Plays everything I throw at it on max, though I have yet to try Witcher 2
 


yes I did, and gave it to my little brother who is a poor college student that loves to game :) then replaced it with a 560ti and with the oc I see no difference between the two, I know it sounds like a dumb move but I basically owed him and thats what happened, I'm glad I got to experiment with the ti as well through the process
 

jayden948

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Hi thanks for the replies. i just bought a new PSU

Brand: Hyena

Model: 500W DR-8500BTX

ATX Form Factor

ATX12V Ver 2.2 Compliant

12v 2 x Ball Bearing Fan

1 x 20 + 4 pins M/B power plug
1 x 12v 4pin M/B power plug
1 x PCI-E 5 Pins power plug
6 x IDE power plug
1 x SATA power plug
2 x FDD power plug
 

jayden948

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I mean i would like to play witcher 2 and possibly other upcoming graphic intense games. I would be willing to spend a bit more just want to get something that will last and cope with new games that i dont have to replace straight away
 

jantanik

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I would like to thank you all for your valuable information. Whats the best graphics card to play OFP with, and how much memory is recommended? Currently i am using ATI All-in-wonder 32mb graphics card and 128mb's of RAM. I know this is not enough to play OFP properly. Thanks in advance.
 

Yes, seasonic, corsair, or antech make the best psu's but be prepared to spend 80 to 100 bux. Antech has a great 550w that will fit your needs I would recommend and corsair has a similar unit although the antech is modular. You can check out the silent pro series from cooler master; their other psus aren't so good but the silent pro series is quite reliable.
 

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