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    Which Video Card to use?

    I am wanting to build a system to be able to play this game. . . What would be an excellent video card to run it with?

    #2
    What is your budget? There are alot of good options at each price point.

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      #3
      I work at a casino and make enough money if they cost up to 200 or 300 dollars. . . I just want a game worthy computer that can run modern day games as well as UT3

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        #4
        Originally posted by Evil Zero 18 View Post
        I work at a casino and make enough money if they cost up to 200 or 300 dollars. . . I just want a game worthy computer that can run modern day games as well as UT3
        If you can get a ATI HD5850 under 300$ it would give you real good performance at 1080p no sweat. With lots of AA and everything turned on. The HD5850 will give more performance on average than the GTX285, and the 5850 is also at a lower price point. Right now because of the high demand for the 5800 series cards, the price kinda went up a bit. The 5850 is supposed to only be $269.99US, but are retailing between $300, and 350, depending where you purchase it from.

        That said, ATI can't give you Nvidia physx. It's not really important in UT3, but some other titles use it more. Right now the higher end Nvidia cards cost to much for the performance they offer. IMO. So if you would perfer a Nvidia card, I would wait and see what the new 300 series cards bring to the table. They should be out in about a month or so.

        These are all based on my personal opinions, so now I will point you to a few articles. That way you can get a more unbiased opinon, and base your decision more on facts:

        5850 review with UT3 included, and about 12-15 other titles with overclocks included for the 5850: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...on-hd5850.html

        Other review comparing cards: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3650

        Recommendations of different GPU's at each price point: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...5970,2491.html

        Hope this all helps.

        PS: What are your plans for the rest of your system? To run a good GPU you will need a decent CPU so not to get bottlenecked. I would recommend an Intel i7 or a AMD Phenom II at the least right now. IMO, the i7 would be a little more future proof.

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          #5
          I was actually just looking at the i7's i would want at least a 3.0 if not higher. I'm wanting the gears of war pc game also as well as the newer games.

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            #6
            i7 is a excellent CPU if you go for a intel I don't know much about AMD but with after having problem with them in the past.

            In the GPU area I have an mid range Nvidia card which give you averge to good play on games I now probelms running UT3 I can get a smooth 62 fps locked or 300 unlock frame.

            GTS 250 1GB are cheap now so you have choices I don't know anything about ATI card sorry.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Evil Zero 18 View Post
              I was actually just looking at the i7's i would want at least a 3.0 if not higher. I'm wanting the gears of war pc game also as well as the newer games.
              Just get an i7 920 and OC it. There are lots of guides around. It will be ALOT cheaper to do it this way since an i7 at 3.0ghz will run around 500$, and an i7 920 would only be around 280$. They OC like a dream as well. Most people can get them up to 4.0ghz with a good aftermarket cooler.

              BTW: Gears of war PC was discontinued a while ago, so you will have to look to Amazon or a store that may have it second hand. Just make sure to get the key if you buy it used. There are a few places on Amazon that sells the Retail copy still(NEW). I play alot, so add Sincreator to your GFWL friends list. I will introduce you to alot of good clans/players.

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                #8
                Gamestop has digital copies around still It'll be after the first of the year before i can do any of it. If i OC won't that damage the chip if done wrong?

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                  #9
                  I still say if your considering an Nvidia card, wait for a month or so and see what the NEW generation of Nvidia cards bring to the table. Like I said before, the current Nvidia card's are demanding too high of a premium for the performance that they offer. In a game like UT3 the demands to hit 60+ FPS are really not that demanding, but in a game like Crysis, Farcry 2, Dirt 2...etc. a midrange card from ati/nvidia will not make 60+ at higher resolutions(1920x1080 and up) BTW, what resolution are you looking to run, and to you intend to use Anti-alising?

                  PS: I'm not trying to convince you to go with ATI, I am just pointing out that the new DX11 Nvidia cards will be out really soon. In my opinion you should wait for them so to future proof as much as possible. Usually the prices drop on last gen when new gen comes out, and the new gen may surprise people with their perfomance and price. We'll have to wait and see.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Evil Zero 18 View Post
                    Gamestop has digital copies around still It'll be after the first of the year before i can do any of it. If i OC won't that damage the chip if done wrong?
                    No it's easy. I'm on my way out, when I get back i'll link you to a few guides to follow. It's REAL easy nowadays. My current cpu(x3 710) is a default 2.6ghz triple core, and I have it at 3.45ghz right now.(850mhz OC) It's been like this for a year now without any heat/lockups/crash problems whatsoever.

                    PS: Gamestop only allows for 3 downloads, and they are charging full price still. Here is something better: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new These are brand new, for about 20$ less than gamestop, and you get everything including the free 1 month GFWL card. BTW, you don't have to pay for GFWL anyway. lol. Xbox 360 users don't have that luxury.

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                      #11
                      I'm not sure what resolution i want to run in at the moment but it would be something fairly medium. . . I wouldn't want to run it in full specs

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Evil Zero 18 View Post
                        I'm not sure what resolution i want to run in at the moment but it would be something fairly medium. . . I wouldn't want to run it in full specs
                        Well 1080p or 1920x1080/1900x1200 is fast becoming the standard resolution. 1680x1050 is probally about mid-range right now, and I would say that 1280x1024 would be low by todays standards. If you are only going to be aiming at 1680x1050, then there are alot cheaper cards that can handle that no problem. If I were you though, I would aim for acceptable performance at 1920x1080 so if you decide to get a new monitor, you would be ready without having to look at another video card purchase when that time came.

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                          #13
                          I don't know that i really need a new monitor. My monitor is my 32" tv atm. Looks just as good . The only problem is that the computer i am using, the video card is real low. 64Mb lol

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