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Old 08-09-2011, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all. iam getting an i3 2100 and want to get a good budget card to go with it. i will be gaming on a 19" 720p lcd screen with native resolution of 1366x768. i want to be able to play current and upcoming games (like the witcher 2, bf3, starcraft2, crysis2, ect).

i dont mind lowering the resolution (to 1024◊768) or the graphics as long as i can play and it still looks good.

so what would u recommend? thanks
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Whats your budget? As a budget gpu to some is $200+ and others its $50.

Also what is your power supply |watts and Amps? That effects the desicion too.

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BF3 recommends a GTX 460 / HD6850
Crysis 2 recommends a GTX 280 / HD4870 (optimum GTX 560Ti / HD6850)

Depends on what your budget is and what kind of power supply you have.
Check the graphics performance list, GTX460 is #19, I wouldn't suggest anything below that... as long as you have the juice to run it.

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thanks patonb. i havent decided on a psu yet, i thought i'd get a gpu 1st then look at the +12V rail amps issue. i havent set a budget for the card yet but lets go with £80
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For that budget, youre getting a gts 450 or a 6770.

Forf those you'll need about a 500-550W psu, which'll run another 50-60quid for a quality Antec.

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so out of these which 1 would u recommend?
i found 460 for £80 Gainward GTS 450 512MB GDDR5 DVI, VGA, HMDI Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com
and 6770 for £86 HIS HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E.. | Ebuyer.com
550ti for £100 http://www.dabs.com/products/evga-ge...?refs=55050000
what do u think? thanks
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Agreed... hmm, wonder whee my post went?? I did a bunch of comparisons on it too.
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