video card spec help needed

  rsturbo 16:39 PM 03 Jan 13
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hi i play (or intend when released) the following - i have included the recommended specs for these as well. can somebody tell me the best card to get to play these? with a bit of headroom too for future games.

rome total war 2 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3) arma 2 (Nvidia Geforce 8800GT or ATI Radeon 4850 or faster) with Shader Model 3 and 512 or more MB VRAM empire total war NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT 512MB men of war assault squad GeForce 8600 GT

thank for any help

  Chronos the 2nd 16:51 PM 03 Jan 13

What sort of budget have you?

What Wattage power supply (PSU) have you? You will find that out from a sticker on the PSU.

What processor (CPU) have you?

What is your current graphics card? (GPU.

Or it might be simpler to post make and model of your PC.

  rsturbo 06:22 AM 06 Jan 13

oops! i am building new pc. 6-700w psu i5 6gb ddr3 not sure on mboard yet

  Chronos the 2nd 09:21 AM 06 Jan 13

And most important budget????.

If you can afford it then a GTX670 or perhaps the GTX660 which is a little cheaper. or from the AMD side perhaps a 7870 or 7850 but it really depends on how much you want to spend.

  Ian in Northampton 09:58 AM 06 Jan 13

Chronos: sledgehammer/nut...? :-) But your recommendations would definitely give the OP headrooom to the nth degree... :-)

  Chronos the 2nd 10:01 AM 06 Jan 13

Perhaps but I believe in getting the best you can afford + anyone of these has a decent lifespan.

  nickf 11:36 AM 06 Jan 13

I agree with Chronos , get the best you can afford ! But do remember , no point in having a great graphics card if your monitor is pants . as a rough guide , I would spend about the same on the monitor as I would on the Graphics .

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