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Old December 30, 2009, 04:44 PM
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Hey everyone,

I am putting together a i7 960 with possibly an Asus P6T mainboard. I am looking to get a video card but have no clue what I should by. Because the Asus P6T accepts both SLI and Crossfire, the only issue would be to encourage a Canadian company over a foreign company.

Can someone recommend a card in the $200.00 price range? Would that be enough to play the latest games?

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Old December 30, 2009, 04:56 PM
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for a best bang, change your cpu for a 920, you save over $ 300, put a good cooler on it, ( less than $ 100 ) and set it at the same speed as the 960, so you have an extra $ 200 + your $ 200, you close to buy a 5870, directx11, not bad, the 5850 will be also in the budget.
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for a best bang, change your cpu for a 920, you save over $ 300, put a good cooler on it, ( less than $ 100 ) and set it at the same speed as the 960, so you have an extra $ 200 + your $ 200, you close to buy a 5870, directx11, not bad, the 5850 will be also in the budget.
Yup this is the only way I would go.
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Old December 30, 2009, 05:24 PM
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I would switch to the 920 and buy an after market heat sink such as the cooler master hyper 212+. It will save you quite a bit performance and overclocking that 920 (most likely D0) will allow you to get more performance (aka ghz) then the stock 960
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Thanks for all the replies.
So If I go the ATI route, does anyone know who has the best deals on these cards?
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Try Canadacomputers, their prices are very competitive.

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What do you mean by Canadian? Are there any video card makers in Canada? I thought that was done when ATI sold out to AMD...
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What do you mean by Canadian? Are there any video card makers in Canada? I thought that was done when ATI sold out to AMD...
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What everyone said.

How about you answer the sticky so we know what the rest of your rig is going to be like and we move on from there. I'm sure you'll be able to save even more money while getting the same or better performance.
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In video gaming you need a much better GPU than CPU especially for high resolution.
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