New Video Card

RyanJ

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I need to invest in a new video card. I am a heavy gamer and would require one at least equivalent to the old...preferably a bit better.

I am also considering investing in another case fan, as I only have one, or a new case completely with a new power supply.

My specs are below; any recommendations would be greatly appreciated:



COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SAMSUNG 216BW Black-Silver 21.6" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Antec NeoPower 550 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 (PC3 17600) Desktop Memory Model F3-17600CL9D-4GBXLD


Thank you for your time...I would be willing to spend around 400-500 for the card if it was worth it; and potentially 1,000 if many thing would be of benefit.

-Ryan
 

Petrofsky

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Oh, man. Get a new graphics card immediately. The rest of your system is kickass enough, but that card is like a little girl in the NBA. Tom has a chart that compares the existing graphics cards. Get the highest one you can afford. You might then have to reassess your power requirements. I like to use the calculator at Cooler Master for that, and divide the result by 0.8. A new case is a nice facelift, but get a separate power supply so you can choose the one you really want.
 

Elghinnarisa

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basicly you can buy almost any new video card today and it will be better then what you have
something around a 560ti/570 would be a nice card for that system
thu i would change that power supply, it sounds like a bad one (havent read any tests thu)
and the case is up to you yourself what you want, if you want to stay with the one you got or if you want to buy a new one. also what case you now might want is all up to what you prefer yourself
 

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