Graphic Card recommendations?

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Sorry to ask such a trivial questions, but I really rely on the community for such advice as I don't know too much about computers.

My current graphic card is -

EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

my power supply is a 650w antec.

Looking for a good upgrade to, of course, run diablo3 better. I would really appreciate any specific recommendations. Generally I like to purchase hardware that is in that sweet spot between price/performance.
The "sweet spot", "best bang for the buck" is currently HD 6870 / GTX 560
05/21/2012 11:27 AMPosted by Warrn
How much are you willing to spend?


The above is what my wife uses in her machine to play and she is very happy with it.

The above is what my wife uses in her machine to play and she is very happy with it.

ahh, that was the very one I was eyeing! Let me ask you this, they have the 'superclocked' version which is $30 more here

is it worth the extra $30 for the upgraded card?
I have no idea, really. I guess it just comes down to personal tastes. Considering that the new 600 nvidia line came out recently, I would be hesitant to put too much of an investment in the 500 line. That's just me though. As for the 560ti, however, depending on your CPU/RAM, you should get pretty good results on most of the newer games.

My wife's machine is a bit old, she's using the (single) 560ti I linked above, a Phenom 980 quadcore CPU (3.7Ghz, not OC'd), and 8gigs of Corsair Vengeance DD3 - she can play SWtoR with everything on high (minus shadows) and averages 40 to 70 FPS, Skyrim at Ultra with minimal stuttering, and D3 everything maxed (including shadows) runs without a hitch.

I am not certain how intensive D3 is on other rig components, though. I'd be cautious about possibly throwing away dough on a graphics card if your CPU/RAM is just going to create a bottleneck. Just something to consider.
thanks so much for your advice =)

I got this processor

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

and 8 gigs of this ram G.SKILL 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

do you think the GTX 560 Ti would still be a good choice?
alright I will order it :) Thanks so much for your advice =)

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