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Looking to purchase a new GPU

By Buckshot420
Dec 24, 2011
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  1. Hi all. Just finished my new build and am hunting for deals on a GPU. Not looking to spend more than $100-150 (pref. less). Im not a huge gamer but I play. I can play Skyrim on medium settings off the igpu so I would hope the money spent on a gpu would improve from there (not sure how much improvement though) . Im looking for the best bang for the buck.


    Asus p8z68v-lx
    i5 2500k OC'd to 4.3G
    Xigmatek cpu cooler
    8gig. Corsair XMS3 1600
    OCZ ZS Series 650w psu
    Win 7 Pro. 64-bit
    single monitor 1280x1024
    (I'm loving this build so far)
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    Try a 6870.
    A discreet GPU would definitely be the way to go for gaming.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,248   +1,549

  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 467

    will these suffice for displaying hdmi 1080p on a 50" ?
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,248   +1,549

    GeForce GTX 550 Ti - HDMI Version 1.4a
    Radeon HD 6770 - HDMI Version 1.4a

    HDMI Version 1.4a
    Whether you have a 20" or 50" screen, 1080P is still 1080P.
     
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    Throw in a GTX 5xx or a ATI 6870 and your set!!! A 460 1GB is in your price range and it is a beast OCer ,,,At your resolution games will fly soo fast,, with a 460 ,, you will never drop below 60fps ,,,, gl
     
  7. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 467

  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    The 550 ti.
     
  9. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 467

  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    This HD6870 is a much better prospect for $10 more.
     
  11. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    GO with HD 6870
     
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    Agreed, as I mentioned much earlier I think 6870 would suit your system best.
     


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