Best video card for playing Battlefield 3 Diablo 3 and other new games?

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MatthewXVIII
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Hi this is my frist time to build a computer.

this is my parts:

Motherboard Asus p8p67 pro v3.0
CPU cooler:Cooler Master Gemin2 SF524
Processor: Intel core i5 2500k
PSU: Corsair TX650w
Ram:Corsair Vengeance (PC1600, 8GB, CL9) DDR3-RAM Kit.
SSD:Intel X25-M G2 Postville 80GB
HDD:Western Digital Caviar Green 500 GB
DVD ROM:LG GH22LS RB 22x DVD burner
PC Case:Corsair Graphite 600T

Pls. I need some comments that can handle my power supply for Playing BF3 Diablo 3 smoothly.
my budget is 200 to 250 Euros.
Thank you!!

david179057
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gtx 570

david179057
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my gtx 560 plays diablo at over 60 fps

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Asus GTX 560 Direct Cu II OC : Corsair H100
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OCZ ZT 750W PSU : CM 690 II

eire1274
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Diablo is really not a demanding app. I'm still running an AGP HD 4670 (don't laugh) on my most powerful rig and on high, it averages 52fps. I wouldn't even consider it a factor in a new build rig. Yet I play it constantly... proof that more complex graphics doesn't necessarily make the better game!

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A GTX 560/AMD 6870 or greater should be fine for running BF3 on medium settings at 1920x1080.

For your budget range, I'd suggest the AMD 7850 or GTX 570 which will play both games with no issues on high settings.

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MatthewXVIII
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Thank you guys for your comments and suggestions i really appreciate it.

but ist really easy for me to get one, if you give those links of video cards so i can see it. because theres so many video cards out in the market that same name like GTX 560 gtx 570 and so on, theres too many versions. sorry for asking too much.
Pls. only that can carry my PSU corsair TX650w.

Thank you once again...

MatthewXVIII
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no one answers... oh man.:((((

spawnkiller
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what's your budget... you should go with the best card you can afford ;) but i think a a GTX570 is a minimum to max out the graphic in 1080p at a decent frame rate...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/battlefield-3-vga-and-cpu-performance-benchmark-test/6

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There is no "BEST" for this situation. A GTX570 or an HD 6950/7850 would do nicely. Anything above would be better. Now you need to decide if you are buying a sedan, a sports car, or a luxury car (in essence).

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MatthewXVIII
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Thanks man!!! my budget for GPU is 200 to 250 Euros. and i just want to know if GTX 570 can carry my PSU Corsair tx650w??

spawnkiller
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yeah Corsair is a good brand so won't experience trouble with it like cheap PSU...
a standard gtx570 is 550w recommended so with a quality 650w no trouble at all !!

MatthewXVIII
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spawnkiller wrote:yeah Corsair is a good brand so won't experience trouble with it like cheap PSU...
a standard gtx570 is 550w recommended so with a quality 650w no trouble at all !!

thank you so much spanwnkiller ^^

im confusing with this GPU:

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC Grafikkarte (PCI-e, 1024MB GDDR5 Speicher, Dual DVI-I, HDMI, 1 GPU

ASUS Nvidia GeForce ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5

Gainward Nvidia GeForce GTX560 TI Phantom

or

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX570

ASUS Nvidia GeForce ENGTX570 DCII

what do you recommend for me?

here is the rest of my components:

Motherboard Asus p8p67 pro v3.0
CPU cooler:Cooler Master Gemin2 SF524
Processor: Intel core i5 2500k
PSU: Corsair TX650w
Ram:Corsair Vengeance (PC1600, 8GB, CL9) DDR3-RAM Kit.
SSD:Intel X25-M G2 Postville 80GB
HDD:Western Digital Caviar Green 500 GB
DVD ROM:LG GH22LS RB 22x DVD burner
PC Case:Corsair Graphite 600T

spawnkiller
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gtx570 will outperform a 560ti by 15-20% in almost all scenario so for 80$ more the choice is clear to me...

560TI 384 vs 570: http://www.hwcompare.com/8999/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-570/
560TI 448 vs 570: http://www.hwcompare.com/11142/geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-vs-geforce-gtx-570/
560TI vs TI 448 : http://www.hwcompare.com/11143/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-448/

the 448 is basically a cutted down gtx570 (same chip but one SM disabled) but i think the difference in price is not far behind the 570 so i'd suggest you the 570 because it has

570 have basically: 480 SPUs, 60 TAUs, and 40 ROPs. vs the cutted down
560ti 448 that has: 448 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 40 ROPs. vs the normal
560ti 384 cuda : 384 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

PS: I suggest you the ASUS model (had mine 560DCII OC for a while now and never had trouble with it also reach great overclcok potential mine @ 950 24/7 (stock is 810 on reference 850 on ASUS one) and already reach an incredible 1026mhz with max voltage when benching) also it run quieter and cooler than most other card (mine @ max Vcore run about 75-80c with auto setting (like 45% i don't even hear the fan) on daily use it runs in 25 idle to 61-62 full load at 30-35% fan speed...)

Price for All "ASUS DIRECTCU" models here in canadian dollars:
ENGTX560 TI DIRECTCUII TOP 1024M: 285$
ENGTX560 TI DIRECTCUII 448 CORE 1280M: 315$
ENGTX570 DIRECTCUII 1280M: 365$
250 euros are about 320 CAD so maybe the 570 is a little expensive for you but at least pick a 448 version it's much more closer to the 570

MatthewXVIII
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thank you so much spawnkiller:

now i decided to buy this GPU ENGTX560 TI DIRECTCUII 448 CORE 1280M.

coz thats only i have on my budget :)

I hope my first build will work and ok!!!

thanks again dude!

spawnkiller
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that's nothing ;) with the 448 version maybe you'll be able to run all at max !!

recommended settings for a normal 560ti:
http://www.geforce.com/optimize/optimal-game-settings/Battlefield-3-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-560-Ti-OPS

they are the same for the 570 except the frame rate is 10-15fps more so you'll be in the middle of the 2 card ;)

for gtx570: http://www.geforce.com/optimize/optimal-game-settings/Battlefield-3-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-570-OPS

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I guess it depends on your resolution. If you're using a low resolution as I am, you could get away with using a XFX HD6870 1GB (at 1440x900, I've managed to pull off 70-90fps at Ultra in Battlefield 3). Here in England, I bought that a couple of months back for £130 (€161).

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spawnkiller
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a 6870 is equivalent to a 560 non-ti so in 1080p at ultra you'll have maybe 30-35fps average (i have 45-50fps avg with some detail like motion blur off and no AA with a ASUS 560 DirectcuII OC @ 950mhz... roughly it has the same performance as a 6950 and the ASUS models overclock like beast cause they handpick each GPU and put the best in their OC and TOP models)

PS: in canada a 560 non-ti and a 6870 are about 235-250$ (for generic model) and a 560ti 448 Generic (15-20% faster is 265) obviously you can get a OC version with a custom PCB and Cooler like ASUS direct CUII but it's 315$ for the 560ti 448 (roughly 50$ more) but this oc version comes really just behind a 570 or a 6970 and overclock like a beast and surpass the 570 performance sometimes...