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May 24, 2013 7:47:52 AM

Hello, I want to purchase a new video card because my 620 isn't cutting it any more. I have around a $150 budget. What will be the best card I can get for $150?

I want to play games like Battlefield 3 & 4, Planetside 2 and Skyrim at 1080p. How would the certain card you recommend handle those games on high and ultra settings?

Thanks!
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May 24, 2013 7:56:59 AM

probably Radeon HD 7790. but if you can up your budget by 20-30$ you can get a 650 ti boost edition which is a really good card, you can handle those games at 1080p with decent frame rate.
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May 24, 2013 7:57:48 AM

thasan1 said:
probably Radeon HD 7790. but if you can up your budget by 20-30$ you can get a 650 ti boost edition which is a really good card, you can handle those games at 1080p with decent frame rate.


I've seen that. What's the major difference between the 650 ti and the boost edition? Just overlocked?
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May 24, 2013 7:59:55 AM

theloveablemoose said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
wont be able to play on ultra on certain games in that price point but this card comes with a few games so is good for the money


Do you have any experience with MSI video cards? I know it's a good motherboard brand but do they make good video cards?
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May 24, 2013 8:00:23 AM

kassuba39 said:
thasan1 said:
probably Radeon HD 7790. but if you can up your budget by 20-30$ you can get a 650 ti boost edition which is a really good card, you can handle those games at 1080p with decent frame rate.


I've seen that. What's the major difference between the 650 ti and the boost edition? Just overlocked?

well that and more ROP's and memory bandwidth.
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May 24, 2013 8:00:58 AM

kassuba39 said:


That's not quite $150 though. I've seen that.

the purpose of that list is to identify the best type of graphics cards at that price point. Once you know what type of card you want, then you go to Newegg or Amazon or other online E-tailers to see the different brands that are using the basic card you want. Then you get to choose what brand and price you can afford.

Good Luck!

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May 24, 2013 8:03:30 AM

kassuba39 said:
theloveablemoose said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
wont be able to play on ultra on certain games in that price point but this card comes with a few games so is good for the money


Do you have any experience with MSI video cards? I know it's a good motherboard brand but do they make good video cards?

no personal experience but from the general consensus msi cards seem to be very good especially with the twin frozr coolers that come on most of their cards
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May 24, 2013 8:08:04 AM

kassuba39 said:
thasan1 said:
probably Radeon HD 7790. but if you can up your budget by 20-30$ you can get a 650 ti boost edition which is a really good card, you can handle those games at 1080p with decent frame rate.


I've seen that. What's the major difference between the 650 ti and the boost edition? Just overlocked?


GTX650ti boost actually use the same GPU as on GTX660, therefor along with raw performance increase over normal GTX650ti, Boosted edition also support boost clock and SLI.

For $150 I suggest hunting for a deal on a 2gb version of GTX650ti boost. 1gb versions do come at $150, thou.
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May 24, 2013 8:08:38 AM

theloveablemoose said:
kassuba39 said:
theloveablemoose said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
wont be able to play on ultra on certain games in that price point but this card comes with a few games so is good for the money


Do you have any experience with MSI video cards? I know it's a good motherboard brand but do they make good video cards?

no personal experience but from the general consensus msi cards seem to be very good especially with the twin frozr coolers that come on most of their cards


Awesome! From a little bit of research from the card I'm impressed. It will do great in my build. Thanks for your help!
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