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Old 12-01-2009, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for a mid-level video card to buy along with Win7

I am looking to replace my EVGA 8600GT when I purchase Windows 7.

I do play games, but I'm really only looking for a mid-level video card.

I play stuff like Left 4 Dead 2, GRID, Race On, and CoD:MW2.

I want to be able to play these games on medium-high.

I'm also looking for a card that will support DX11 when it's out, so something from the GTX300 series or the new Radeon 5000 series.

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Default Re: Looking for a mid-level video card to buy along with Win7

Depends on how much you want to spend really.

Id say gte a 5870 if you have the cash and when the come back in stock.
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Depends on how much you want to spend really.

Id say gte a 5870 if you have the cash and when the come back in stock.
That's high level, IMO ($449)

I'm talking like $200 CAD.
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Default Re: Looking for a mid-level video card to buy along with Win7

Mainly depends on your budget.

Newegg.com - XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
$145 w/free shipping
Roughly equal to a 4850

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
$165 w/free shipping
Roughly equal to a 4870

The 58xx are extremely hard to get right now due to low yields at the foundry and are much more expensive.

[EDIT] Oh, Canada? I'll let you look 'em up, then.[/EDIT]
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Oh, mighta helped if you said your budget in OP.
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Default Re: Looking for a mid-level video card to buy along with Win7

something like this:

Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

sub $200 with dx11 support, this is pretty much your only option.
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