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    Thinking about getting a new video card.

    I'm still using the GTX 260. It's old as ****. I'm not willing to spend more than 300 on a card either. Any ideas on what I should get? My specs are in the sig at the bottom.
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    For 300 you can get a AMD 7950 or a Nvidia 660

    192 bits in the 660 cause it to struggle with high anti aliasing on large resolutions 1080p and above.
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    If I were to settle from something in the 5 series, would it be able to use dx11 features?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid Snake View Post
    If I were to settle from something in the 5 series, would it be able to use dx11 features?
    Why settle?

    GTX660ti or a ati 7950. You can get either in your $300 price range right now (actually slightly under with MIR)

    The 660ti will struggle with AA a little bit at higher resolutions like mentioned already, but don't know what res you're playing at. The 7950 should run just about everything fine with AA turned up. Plus both cards come with free games (660 with ASSCREED 3 I believe and the 7950 with a 3in1 voucher for sleepings, far cry3 and some other stuff...)

    Personally I'd go with the 7950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202006

    That's just me though.

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    660ti which is mid range card is just as fast if not faster in some games than the 580. Not by much.

    ti makes the difference.

    If the 580 is second hand and half price of the 660ti or 7950 then go for it.
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    The 7950 boost edition can do the job for sure.




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    Gonna plug my card because I've had nothing but a positive experience with it. Most games played on High settings. Far Cry 3 being the most recent with a mix of High/Ultra. (I've got an i3 2120 and 8GB Ram)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150561

    DirectX 11 capable. 150 after rebate. Obviously, if you want to spend 300, the 7950 would be the way to go. Methinks an i7 was a bit much if you were going for gaming power. Could have used that money for the GPU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .RAID3N. View Post
    Gonna plug my card because I've had nothing but a positive experience with it. Most games played on High settings. Far Cry 3 being the most recent with a mix of High/Ultra. (I've got an i3 2120 and 8GB Ram)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150561

    DirectX 11 capable. 150 after rebate. Obviously, if you want to spend 300, the 7950 would be the way to go. Methinks an i7 was a bit much if you were going for gaming power. Could have used that money for the GPU.
    I've had the i7 for a good while now. It's one of the first that came out. I'll look into the card you linked, and bounce back between 5 and 6 series nvidia cards.
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130622

    Here you go this is what I got & it can run any game with ease & it can be easily Overclocked even more (I have mine on 950Mhz Core 1800/2000 clocks) & is a DX11 card
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    Looks like I'll be going with the 660. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid Snake View Post
    Looks like I'll be going with the 660. Thanks for the suggestions.
    If you can go to $300 then pick up a 670 which is a hell of lot better card than a 660 GPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162108

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    And a 680 is better than that.
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    I want to upgrade my 560ti at some point. Just don't know when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    And a 680 is better than that.
    Of course it is but he doesn't want to spend more than $300 which puts the 680 out of his Price range .but I just linked a 670 for $300 if you were willing to Pony up $300 for a GPU would you pick a 660ti or a 670 ??

    Heres a PNY Card for only $279 after rebate ,That still offers a Lifetime Warranty apparently

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133452
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmerich View Post
    I want to upgrade my 560ti at some point. Just don't know when.
    id wait for the next series or 2 of cards as you can still play every game on Solid settings

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    Got the 660ti. Massive improvement. Again, thanks for the help dudes.
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    Nice how much ???

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    It was 279.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid Snake View Post
    It was 279.
    Sweet ,You could have gotten that 670 for the same Money on Newegg but Still The 660Ti will be able to run games @ Highest settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John25 View Post
    Sweet ,You could have gotten that 670 for the same Money on Newegg but Still The 660Ti will be able to run games @ Highest settings.
    For sure, I just got lazy with it. Definitely happy with my upgrade though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid Snake View Post
    For sure, I just got lazy with it. Definitely happy with my upgrade though.
    So what did you do with the old card?


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    Quote Originally Posted by John25 View Post
    Of course it is but he doesn't want to spend more than $300 which puts the 680 out of his Price range .but I just linked a 670 for $300 if you were willing to Pony up $300 for a GPU would you pick a 660ti or a 670 ??

    Heres a PNY Card for only $279 after rebate ,That still offers a Lifetime Warranty apparently

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133452
    I ended up just getting this card! I love it so far.. through ncix
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyClaw View Post
    So what did you do with the old card?
    Gave it away. That's what I usually do with old computer parts.
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