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Windows 7: which GTX should i get?


27 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
which GTX should i get?

im i need a nvidia GPU because ATI just isent compatible with my internal ATI for my eGPU build, and is giving me problems. so i need to buy a nvidia GPU but i still dont know which one..... the requirements is that it has to be either a 400 series or 500 series. and the GPU is going to be running at PCI 2.0 x1 (maybe x2 speeds if i get another cable or do some other mods) any suggestions? my system specs are:

intel core i5 560m @ 3.2ghz
6gb of RAM (will upgrade to 8 soon)
and i will be running at 1600x900 resolution.
i dont want to spend more then $100 on ebay.

the games im playing are

cod MW2, Black ops, world at war
test drive unlimited 2
BFBC 2
Battlefield 3
farcry 3
dirt 3


those are my most demanding games.

i know my limitation is the bandwidth speed at pci 2.0 x1 (x2), so with that in mind, i know i wont be able to play all games at max settings 1600x900 but still. ive seen someone play crisis 2 on 1080p with all ultra settings at pci 1.0 x1 speeds and get a playable 20-40FPS. he was using a GTX 560ti

same with BF 3 except 1280x720

[eGPU x1.1Opt External Screen] Battlefield 3 - YouTube

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27 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Here is a good link that solarstarshines posted in another vid car thread. Review it on cards you are looking at. By the way I have followed your progress, good luck.

Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com

This could be a good choice

http://www.gpureview.com/GeForce-GTX-465-card-631.html

The reviews there don't look good(just 2) but I have a friend who uses it and it performs good for him
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27 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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27 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Your friends 560ti would be a good choice too, you mentioned 4 and 5 series but I would encourage you to look at this card too


http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/...w#.UVMethxwqNp
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27 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

that woulkd be awesome, but i cant spend 150$ used on a card. also a 400 or 500 series from what ive read are a lot more compatible. idk im not taking chances this time! lol i just want it to work!
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27 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

alright so i think im going to look for either a gtx 460 or 560ti which ever one i can find cheaper. but a 560ti out performs a 460 from 5-15fps.
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27 Mar 2013   #7

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
I have one and it will play BO'II at 60 FPS but it does run a tad warm. I would go with a GTX 660Ti
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27 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
I have one and it will play BO'II at 60 FPS but it does run a tad warm. I would go with a GTX 660Ti
i cant do 600 series

i think i will go with 460, 550ti, 560ti depending on what i find. sound good?
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27 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yeah that sounds good for your needs, Good Luck!!
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27 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Yeah that sounds good for your needs, Good Luck!!
thanks! hoping this will solve my problems. from what ive read, another guy tried with a ati external and had all sorts of problems trying to get it to work.
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