Casual Gaming: Seeking Video Card Advice

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  1. Kupp

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    Hey guys, I am something of a casual gamer and am building a new system, hell it should arrive in the mail today.

    This is what I have so far.

    i5-2500

    Asus P8Z68 motherboard

    8 gb 1333 DDR3 SDRAM

    Cooler Master Case w. 1000w PSU

    Other parts...

    At any rate I am looking to getting a mid level casual gaming Video Card, which I can SLI down the line if I need more power.

    Running win 7 premium 64

    Right now I am eyeing the Asus GeForce GTX 550
    In particular the model running at 975 MHz.

    Looking to catch up on half life and portal installations I missed.
    Dawn of War 2
    Star Craft 2
    Space Marine
    Half life 2
    Portal 2
    Star Wars: The Old Republic (maybe)

    Any suggestions on a card or will that suite me fine, hoping to stay in the $150 or under range.

    Thanks
     
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    I know very little about different video cards, but I can tell you I have an NVidia GeForce 9800 GT that's I think 3 years old and I can run all the games you listed just fine (though swtor has some issues, but I think those are client-side bugs rather than hardware).

    Given the age of the card I imagine it would be well within your budget.
     
  3. Kupp

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    Thanks.

    Actually would like to add Batman: Arkham City to that list of games.
     

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