What Video Card do YOU recommend?

So here is my situation,

I have 400 Dollars, and am in need of buying a new video card BUT dont know what too get!!

I'm looking for a something that gives good to FPS and will handle

higher demanding games like Battlefield 3, Arma 2, metro 2033, etc. (and soon GTA5... hopefully)

WHEN RECOMMENDING keep in mind I still have to buy a new power supply for videocard

I currently have a AMD Radeon HD 6450 DDR3 1024 MB ,

An Intel Core i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz

6Gb Ram

and a stock power supply from Dell

So plz help me out here guys, thx abunch

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  • PTRP
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    If you're just gonna play on a single 1080p monitor, then a GTX 660 would be enough for you, here is what I can recommend:

    EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $230

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    The GTX 660 can max out all games with good FPS, it can play BF3 on 1080p at AF 16X and 4xAA with AVE FPS of 42:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-66...

    And since the GTX 660 only requires 450W minimum PSU, This would be good enough:

    SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $75 ($65 after rebate)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

  • 8 years ago

    recommending a GTX 660ti and a power supply that's about 550w 80plus is a no brainer.

    A GTX 670 is only a little bit faster but it's not a bad value. The GTX 680 is even worse off when you consider the price to performance ratio so I would not recommend saving up for that card. The price of the GTX 670 and GTX 680 has fallen a little bit. If you can I'd get a GTX 670 but a GTX 660ti or a Radeon 7950 will be fine for what you're doing.

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  • 8 years ago

    Get a GTX 680, 500 dollars, best performance youll get out of a single graphics card (not being compared to the GTX 690 ofcourse...)

    Edit: Save up just a bit more, there really is a differance between the GTX 680 and others!

    Source(s): Personal Rig.
  • 4 years ago

    i might want to in my opinion say any nvidia 9 series card will do you tremendous. Ati is think to be getting extra ideal yet i'm an nvidia fan so if i gave my opinion search for a BFG style card contained in the 9800 is the most suitable filtering down from there. even though it is basically my opinion.

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  • 8 years ago

    either the 670 if you can afford it, or the 660ti. And get more RAM (you want 8 gigs). You probably need a new power supply as well, though you don't need 750w. A 600w will do fine. Check the wattage on your current psu first, though.

  • Steven
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Get the Nvidia 660 TI. Then get a power supply of 750 W.

  • 8 years ago

    First of all you don't have to waste $400 on a graphic card. You could upgrade to a HD 6850 ($200) & it will do all you could ever want.

  • 8 years ago

    Radeon 7950

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