Solved Would like help on choosing a new GFX card.

October 5, 2011 at 17:26:19
Specs: Windows 7, i7 860 ~2.9/4096MB
I'd like to upgrade the Graphics card on my computer, and I was hoping that you guys could give me advice on the the most powerful card I could get without my system bottlenecking it. Here's parts of my Dxdiag, I'm not sure what to submit of it.

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55-UD3L
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3580MB RAM
Page File: 1842MB , 7735MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)

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October 5, 2011 at 20:22:42
Why do u need new video card if u are still stuck at 17-inch monitor(1280 x 1024)? GTS 250 can handle any title(high settings) at that resolution.

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October 5, 2011 at 20:23:30
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Look at these charts and choose accordingly:

You left out one REALLY important bit of information. Your power supply!!! You need to make sure your power supply can properly power your system with your chosen graphics card, or you will have more serious problems than a bottleneck. At the minimum you could have a card that hesitates or freezes momentarily at peak loads and at worst will not boot IF you power supply does not have the guts to power your gaming card. ALWAYS include power supply make and model, Wattage and 12 Amperage(s) in your specs. You will also need to make sure your power supply has the correct connector(s) for your system and card. You need sufficient Wattage BUT you also need sufficient Amperage on a single 12 volt rail (avoid multiple 12 Volt rails) and look for 80% efficiency rating as well

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October 6, 2011 at 11:50:10
No, I can't. That makes no sense at all.

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October 6, 2011 at 11:53:53
Fingers, I have a XION lan party edition 700 watt ATX power supply, 90+ High Efficiency Gold Edition.

This is the box it came in.

Confirm that this is good enough?

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October 6, 2011 at 11:55:46
Also, I was thinking about the Radeon HD 6850 or the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, with my preferral towards GeForce (more comfortable). Any opinions on my selections?

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