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Good GPU's

I know you guys all have gaming PCS Laugh , so I'm guessing most of you built them your self's ? , because thats exactly what I'm doing , you guys know any decent graphics cards for playing new games on mid-high settings ?

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Re: Good GPU's

Woot! My specialty, any video card brand preferences? And what games do you plan on playing? Also I might need to know some other things, like what your PSU is, and how large of a case you are getting.

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Re: Good GPU's

Same with me.

Any preferences such as money, or specs.

Now for brand I would recommend Asus as they have a good warranty system unlike MSI plus their shit actually is good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121391

Also yeah Amortisatie is right in how much is your psu and size of case.

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I actually prefer EVGA, not sure if it is just my experience, but I think Asus' customer support is either nonexistent or manned by drunk monkeys, because I still haven't gotten any help from them on a burnt out motherboard..

Anyways the video card HoS showed would be good, but we still need to know your preferences and such Smile

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Amortisatie Wrote:I actually prefer EVGA, not sure if it is just my experience, but I think Asus' customer support is either nonexistent or manned by drunk monkeys, because I still haven't gotten any help from them on a burnt out motherboard..

Anyways the video card HoS showed would be good, but we still need to know your preferences and such Smile

Hmm I actually had good with em.

Well you chances are have more experience with this than me as I only built like 5 pcs.

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Re: Good GPU's

Ive actually got most of the parts and assembled them , just wanted some recommendations on a video card.

My PSU is 500V.
My price range for a GPU is about £100-200.
And i wanted to play games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R , and crysis , fallout 3/New Vegas L4D . . and others.
My graphics card at the moment is a Ge force 7300 GT , which i don't think can play any of the aforementioned games.
And i was thinking of an ATI card , btw whats cards you guys have ?

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500V? Hmm, yeah the current GPU that HoS said should fit the bill, unless you have other energy-intensive add-ons that is

Right now I have GTX 260, but i'm gonna upgrade soon, I prefer Nvidia over ATI, I personally think their cards are better quality

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Usually a card with 1gb+ vram is good.
I can explain everything to you, but I'm a lazy shit. The ATI 5770 is good though. That's the one I have, plays everything on Max settings so far (Crysis, WoW, CoD, Oblivion etc)

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Re: Good GPU's

I have a Radeon 6950 2GB. Before that I had a GeForce 9800GT. Both are good, the 9800GT is a lot cheaper but still perfectly capable of running new games (as long as you don't mind lowering the settings a bit).

Go to this site http://www.hwcompare.com/ and input different models of cards and compare them together. Might help you make sense of all the madness.

My two cards compared: http://www.hwcompare.com/6293/geforce-9 ... -6950-2gb/
9800GT vs GTX460: http://www.hwcompare.com/8316/geforce-9 ... x-460-1gb/

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SoulRiser Wrote:I have a Radeon 6950 2GB. Before that I had a GeForce 9800GT. Both are good, the 9800GT is a lot cheaper but still perfectly capable of running new games (as long as you don't mind lowering the settings a bit).

Go to this site http://www.hwcompare.com/ and input different models of cards and compare them together. Might help you make sense of all the madness.

My two cards compared: http://www.hwcompare.com/6293/geforce-9 ... -6950-2gb/
9800GT vs GTX460: http://www.hwcompare.com/8316/geforce-9 ... x-460-1gb/

Very nice site soul.

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yea, hwcompare is one of my favorite sites for this

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Lol, hwcompare is Soul's awesome site, isn't it?

Make sure to check out Best Graphics Cards For The Money on Tom's Hardware.

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Thanks for the sites guys , got a lot of browsing to do , looking at benchmarks etc.
But thanks for the recommendations and websites , keep em' coming Biggrin .

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You guys were aware of hwcompare before you knew it was mine? Well, I suppose it does kinda tend to show up in Google for just about every GPU comparison you can think of... so there's that. Giggle

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SoulRiser Wrote:You guys were aware of hwcompare before you knew it was mine? Well, I suppose it does kinda tend to show up in Google for just about every GPU comparison you can think of... so there's that. Giggle
I wasn't probably because its an American site.

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There's nothing American about it. Made by me (South African), hosted in France. Biggrin

But I guess it probably looks American. Whatever that means...

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SoulRiser Wrote:There's nothing American about it. Made by me (South African), hosted in France. Biggrin

But I guess it probably looks American. Whatever that means...
The price comparison thing uses dollars , and oh i didn't know you made it , errr congratulations Laugh

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SoulRiser Wrote:You guys were aware of hwcompare before you knew it was mine? Well, I suppose it does kinda tend to show up in Google for just about every GPU comparison you can think of... so there's that. Giggle

YOU made that site? Omg I never realized that, thank so much for it though, it's been helpful Biggrin

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Quote:The price comparison thing uses dollars
True, that. I haven't gotten around to listing prices from other countries and shops yet.

Quote:YOU made that site? I never realized that, thank so much for it though, it's been helpful
No problemo Biggrin
I had help with the adding of all the data though, and some of the research.

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All hail the mighty Soulriser.. Creator of Hwcompare.

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When I first saw hwcompare I immediately thought homework.

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Woah, that's awesome.
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