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    What video card should I get?

    Hi, right now I'm currently using ZOTAC AMP! ZT-40202-10P GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. While it does good I'm just looking to see if I can upgrade it and see good improvement my limit would be around 300$ if it goes over by a bit that would be fine. So if anyone has any suggestions on a good video card please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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    Last edited by doomser91; 2012-07-07 at 10:25 PM.

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    Here you go http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127663 oc it and it competes with the 670 and 7950
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    Unlocked CPU with a locked motherboard?

    Which power supply do you actually have? You linked the CPU as the PSU

    Performance wise I'd say you should be looking for either the 7870 or 7950:

    MSI Radeon HD 7870 OC Twin Frozr III

    MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III

    Regardless of the PSU you'll be able to run either of those if you can run a GTX 470 on it.

    Performance comparison: GTX 470 vs 7870
    Performance comparison: GTX 470 vs 7950

    GTX 470 is a good card, make sure you're actually playing something where you'll see a noticeable difference by upgrading. Power consumption is going to go down and so is the heat output.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick View Post
    Here you go http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127663 oc it and it competes with the 670 and 7950
    I guess you meant 'it competes with GTX 570'

    ps. OP, why do you have i5-3570k + H77 motherboard? You can't OC the CPU with real multipliers in it. Take a Z68 / Z77 instead (if you haven't bought yet).
    Last edited by Gouca; 2012-07-07 at 11:34 PM.

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