What is the right video card for me?
My birthday is coming up in a few days and my girlfriend wants to buy me a video card. She asked me which one do I want....and I have no idea which one to get or do I even need one. Most of my gamings are done on my 360 or ps3. However I do like strategy games, and when I play them, I play on my computer.
Right now I am playing Civ V and when I exit the game, Windows tell me that I need to turn Aero off because I lack memory(?). So, I'm thinking I need a graphics card?
I. Processor/CPU: AMD A8-3870K
II. Current Graphics Card: intergrated 6550D
III. Display Resolution: 1080P
IV. Power Supply Unit Specification (Brand, Wattage, Ampage, Age). If possible, please provide a link to a website containing the power supply specifications: OCZ Modxtream Pro 700.
V. Case Specifications(N/A, Model, Length, Low Profile, Cooling, HTPC, Water, Silent): Corsair 400r
I. Budget? Please be sure to include currency (If not USD), retailer preferences & specify whether rebates are a viable option.
Will buy from Amazon or NewEgg.
II. Any particular preferences (Manufacturer[nV or AMD], Brand[XFX, Sapphire, EVGA, etc], Cooling Solutions)? AMD
III. Do you plan to have any Multi-GPU solutions such as Crossfire or SLI? No
IV. Have you previously looked at a product(s) which you feel would fit your needs? Have been reading up on the MSI R7850 2GD5/OC
V. What are your needs for this GPU? Which games(If any)do you intend to play? If you have this information at hand, what are the desired detail levels?
Very high settings.
VI. Do you plan on overclocking the card you intend to purchase? No
Additional information: Will only play strategy games genre.
Thanks for the help guys.