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June 17, 2013 9:50:10 AM

i'd like to know what are the best vga cards which range from 120$ to 140$

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June 17, 2013 9:58:35 AM

hd7790 1gb would be the best choice at that price range.What psu do u have?
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June 17, 2013 10:08:09 AM

sourodip said:
hd7790 1gb would be the best choice at that price range.What psu do u have?


i currently have a crappy one good enough to run my intel core 2 duo e7500 and radeon HD 4670, i'll upgrade it though if necessary. so let's leave out the psu for now
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June 17, 2013 10:13:09 AM

well does it have 6-pin power connector?hd7790 requires at least a 500W psu and bro you would be bottle necked by your cpu....
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June 17, 2013 10:14:06 AM

If you're not planing on upgrading your psu and "IF" you don't have a 6power plug, go with a 7750 as it is one of the highest that you can get without any extra pins needed. But if you do have a 6pin go with 7790 as sourodip said.
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June 17, 2013 10:34:07 AM

yup the hd7750 would be the best bet,save some bucks and upgrade your cpu(i have a hd7750 currently and it works just fine)
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June 17, 2013 11:07:30 AM

sourodip said:
yup the hd7750 would be the best bet,save some bucks and upgrade your cpu(i have a hd7750 currently and it works just fine)


would you mind telling me the full names of the vga cards mentioned above? i dont want to get mixed up . and also, i can upgrade my PSU to whatever is needed, i just want to know the best VGA cards overall without any conditions which cost for 120-140 bucks
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June 17, 2013 11:21:44 PM

sourodip said:
The full name of the vga cards mentioned above are AMD Radeon HD7790 and AMD Radeon HD7750
well u can get this psu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and for the gpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(comes with 3 free games)
but i'm much worried with ur processor(cpu).
if you don't have money to get a new CPU,then u can get this gpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i will get a i5 3570k in the future a long with a power supply which can sustain it, so let's not worry about them. i think a power supply good enough to handle that processor is good enough for some good top VGA card,no? im asking about the best graphics card which range from 120 to 140 without worrying about any other of my pc parts since they will be upgraded before the VGA card
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June 18, 2013 12:01:40 AM

I would say the Radeon 7770. But what is your model or PSU?
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June 18, 2013 12:02:04 AM

Actually, I need to correct myself. The most powerful card in your budget is the nVidia GTX 650 Ti.

If you can deal with a $20 mail-in rebate, you can get the Galaxy GTX 650 Ti for $115 + $4 shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you prefer not to deal with a mail-in rebate, then consider a GTX 650 Ti for $130 (free shipping) from either PNY or MSI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Performance:
Based on the chart below and using an overclocked GTX 650 Ti as the baseline, the Radeon HD 7850 is has 90% the performance of the OC'ed GTX 650 Ti, while the stock speed GTX 650 Ti has 97% of the OC'ed GTX 650 Ti performance. Not only is the GTX 650 Ti slightly more powerful, it is also less expensive.

The stock speed GTX 650 Ti only has 72% of the overclocked MSI GTX 650 Ti's performance.



Click for the review and game benchmarks:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_650_Ti_Boost...


I will point out that the GTX 650 Ti and the Radeon HD 7850 I linked to are only the 1GB version as opposed to the ones reviewed, but generally speaking you do not need more than 1GB of VRAM unless you go above 1920x1200 resolution.
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June 18, 2013 12:02:52 AM

I would say the Radeon 7770. But what is your model or PSU?
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June 18, 2013 12:24:11 AM

I need to re-correct myself. The best card is not the GTX 650 Ti, within the $140 budget, it is the Radeon HD 7850 which I originally linked to. However, shipping adds $7 to the total cost; $147.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unfortunately, I read the performance chart just a bit too quickly. The stock speed GTX 650 Ti does not have 97% of the OC'ed GTX 650 Ti, it is 72%. The GTX 650 Ti with the 97% performance is another OC'ed GTX 650 Ti.

sourodip said:
but he says his budget is 140$ and the best card with 140$ is hd7790 and it is much faster than the gtx 650ti:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Actually, if you look at the performance chart the Radeon HD 7790 has 71% of the OC'ed MSI GTX 650 Ti while the standard speed GTX 650 Ti has 72% of the performance. That means that the Radeon HD 7790 and stock speed GTX 650 Ti are basically tied. The GTX 650 Ti is the better option because of the lower price. $119 after rebate and includes shipping costs, versus the Radeon HD 7790 which you linked to for $144.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


In any case for $3 more than the Radeon HD 7790, you can buy the Radeon HD 7850.
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June 18, 2013 6:28:16 AM

jaguarskx said:
I need to re-correct myself. The best card is not the GTX 650 Ti, within the $140 budget, it is the Radeon HD 7850 which I originally linked to. However, shipping adds $7 to the total cost; $147.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unfortunately, I read the performance chart just a bit too quickly. The stock speed GTX 650 Ti does not have 97% of the OC'ed GTX 650 Ti, it is 72%. The GTX 650 Ti with the 97% performance is another OC'ed GTX 650 Ti.

sourodip said:
but he says his budget is 140$ and the best card with 140$ is hd7790 and it is much faster than the gtx 650ti:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Actually, if you look at the performance chart the Radeon HD 7790 has 71% of the OC'ed MSI GTX 650 Ti while the standard speed GTX 650 Ti has 72% of the performance. That means that the Radeon HD 7790 and stock speed GTX 650 Ti are basically tied. The GTX 650 Ti is the better option because of the lower price. $119 after rebate and includes shipping costs, versus the Radeon HD 7790 which you linked to for $144.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


In any case for $3 more than the Radeon HD 7790, you can buy the Radeon HD 7850.


so this -- > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is better than this -->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ? and also the radeon HD 7850 is for 179$. i won't be buying these products from this site, since there's no shipping where i'm from. and i don't really know what rebate means, i don't think it'll affect the price where i'm from though. since i'll be buying these parts from a store. i'm not sure if ill be over clocking my vga card though. i think it's a bit too risky

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 18, 2013 8:18:01 AM

Since both Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 and Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti are overclocked, they should more or less have the same performance. That's similar to the performance chart above where the stock speed Radeon HD 7790 has 71% and the stock speed GTX 650 has 72% the performance of an overclocked GTX 650 Ti.

Those are average performance percentages based on the games used as part of the review. Some games favor AMD, some games favor nVidia, but overall nVidia is marginally faster that AMD; 1%.

Regarding the Radeon HD 7850... it was on sale with $25 off the regular price of $180; or $155. I would guess the sale ended on Monday at midnight (Pacific Time). After you purchase the card at full price, you fill out a form that you download from the same page of the Radeon HD 7850. Wait until you receive the card before filling out the form and mailing it in. You likely need to cut out the UPC bar code on the box that the Radeon HD 7850 is in. Mail that bar code, and a copy of the invoice, wait 4 - 6 weeks and you get a debit card (or a check) with $15 on it in the mail. That's how a mail-in rebate works.
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June 18, 2013 8:33:12 AM

what are u saying jaguarskx the hd7790 is 10-12% faster than the gtx650ti;it was launched to counter the gtx650ti...he said his budget is 140$ and earlier we offered him a hd7850 and a 650ti boost within 154$,but he need to get the best within his budget i.e.,140$ and hd7790 is more powerful than a gtx650ti as i said earlier
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June 18, 2013 10:22:54 AM

thanks a lot everyone, you've been a great help. i've decided i'll go with the radeon HD 7790. i have one more question though, what is the difference between the gigabyte HD 7790 sourodip linked and these 3 other models with the same name?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is the gigabyte model the best or can i buy any of these?
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June 18, 2013 10:26:23 AM

You can buy any of those. But I hear alot of MSI cards dieing early.
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June 18, 2013 10:28:11 AM

oh, one more question. what is the cheapest mother board which can handle the radeon 7790 and the i5 3570k without breaking a sweat?
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June 18, 2013 10:38:50 AM

The "K" model has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking. The non-K version cannot really overclock much.

Since it is only $5, I see no reason not to buy the "K"
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June 18, 2013 10:59:02 AM

GTX 760 will be out soon. Save some bucks and add some and get this GPU. It will be the best budget but high end gaming GPU. Maybe I think. As what survey tell.

It's is better than 660 ti but cheaper price than it.
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June 18, 2013 11:30:24 AM

iGamer said:
GTX 760 will be out soon. Save some bucks and add some and get this GPU. It will be the best budget but high end gaming GPU. Maybe I think. As what survey tell.

It's is better than 660 ti but cheaper price than it.


how soon? i'm gonna upgrade my pc around september, will it be out by then?
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June 18, 2013 11:36:32 AM

i'll probably be over clocking the i5 3570k and MIGHT over clock the radeon HD 7790 once i get them. i was wondering what were the cheapest mother boards which could handle those 2 being over clocked with no problems what so ever
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June 18, 2013 12:42:52 PM

sourodip said:
what are u saying jaguarskx the hd7790 is 10-12% faster than the gtx650ti;it was launched to counter the gtx650ti...


See below performance chart that i posted earlier. Note that the Radeon HD 7790 has 71% the performance of the OC'ed MSI GTX 650 Ti. The stock speed GTX 650 Ti has 72% the performance of the OC'ed MSI GTX 650 Ti.

I have already stated this so why are you asking again?

Did you even bother to look at the performance chart?




See the benchmarks in the following review:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_650_Ti_Boost...

sourodip said:
...he said his budget is 140$ and earlier we offered him a hd7850 and a 650ti boost within 154$,but he need to get the best within his budget i.e.,140$ and hd7790 is more powerful than a gtx650ti as i said earlier


Again, I already replied to this if you bothered to read my responses. The HD 7790 you recommended costs $144 including shipping. The Radeon HD 7850 I recommended was on sale for $155 and there is a still a $15 rebate which would have brought the price down to $140. There is a $7 shipping charge for a total of $147.

Soooo.... based on your responses, are you actually whining about the fact that overall, the card I recommended (when it was still on sale) is $3 more than the card you recommended? Especially given the fact that going from a Radeon HD 7790 to the Radeon HD 7850 represents a substantial increase in performance and any serious gamer would immediately pay an additional $3 for that increase in performance.

Since the Radeon HD 7850 I originally recommended is now no longer on sale it is not an option anymore.
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June 18, 2013 7:39:07 PM

exionn said:
iGamer said:
GTX 760 will be out soon. Save some bucks and add some and get this GPU. It will be the best budget but high end gaming GPU. Maybe I think. As what survey tell.

It's is better than 660 ti but cheaper price than it.


how soon? i'm gonna upgrade my pc around september, will it be out by then?



Maybe 2 months from now. And I think your budget ain't gonna allow this GPU.
I think the Price range is in between of GTX 660 ti and GTX 660. $200-$250 and depend on where you live.

It is 30% Faster than GTX 660 and 1% then 660 Ti. haha
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June 18, 2013 11:32:27 PM

They trade blows. You can't go wrong either way IMO
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June 19, 2013 1:25:15 AM

dude get the hd7790,the gtx 760 would be priced at 229$ and ur budget is 140$ so,go for the hd7790 which i mentioned earlier na dfor the processor u can go for the 'K' version and would would be more future proofed and for the motherborad go with z77 of either asus or ASrock
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June 19, 2013 6:27:21 AM

thanks a lot everyone, you've been a great help
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June 19, 2013 6:46:13 AM

ok,he said thanks bro,and same comment 3 times?
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June 19, 2013 6:46:49 AM

sourodip said:
dude get the hd7790,the gtx 760 would be priced at 229$ and ur budget is 140$ so,go for the hd7790 which i mentioned earlier na dfor the processor u can go for the 'K' version and would would be more future proofed and for the motherborad go with z77 of either asus or ASrock


there are a couple z77 models, mind gettimg me the full name or a link? some other options for the mother board would be good too
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June 19, 2013 6:49:17 AM

sourodip said:
dude get the hd7790,the gtx 760 would be priced at 229$ and ur budget is 140$ so,go for the hd7790 which i mentioned earlier na dfor the processor u can go for the 'K' version and would would be more future proofed and for the motherborad go with z77 of either asus or ASrock


is it any of these? http://www.egprices.com/search.php?q=z77&sortby=price_a...
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June 19, 2013 6:51:11 AM

those mother boards are still a little bit pricey, is there a cheaper alternative which can handle over clocking?
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June 19, 2013 7:01:03 AM

sourodip said:
here is the z77 mobo from MSI and is the best as it pci-e runs at x8/x8 dual mode
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and would you be getting an i5-3570k(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) with this one?
and pls tell ur budget for mobo and cpu and acc. to it we may even suggest u a haswell


i'll be upgrading my vga card, mobo, cpu, psu and rams. i've already decided on the 7790 and i5 3570k which is the same one you linked above, and the rams too. what im not sure about now is the psu and mobo. http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=15524 if you approve about this psu, i will get it, since the one you linked beofre isn't in stock in my country. what's left to decide is the mobo, i just want the cheapest option which can handle a overclocked i5 3570k and a over clocked radeon HD 7790 with no problems what so ever ( i might not over clock my vga card, but just in case)
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June 19, 2013 7:06:35 AM

actually xD my bad, i don't know what rams to get. which would run best with the z77 and i5-3570k? im not a expert when it comes to rams, all i know is that i need 8gb, i didn't know there were over a hundred models though
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June 19, 2013 7:08:37 AM

i gave the link above for the mobo,do u want more cheap but i would recommend u to get this one as u would be more future-proofed than 15$ less mobo's and for the psu it is fine but would be overkill for ur gpu,instead go for this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would be enough
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June 19, 2013 7:56:06 AM

sourodip said:
i gave the link above for the mobo,do u want more cheap but i would recommend u to get this one as u would be more future-proofed than 15$ less mobo's and for the psu it is fine but would be overkill for ur gpu,instead go for this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would be enough


the link isn't working :/ . i know it's an over kill, but i just want to be safe while over clocking, it's not that expensive considering my budget, so i don't mind paying 550 L.E. and i found the z77, thanks for the info bro.
one last question, which rams should i get? http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=9778 are these good enough?
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June 19, 2013 8:45:10 AM

k so here are the parts i'm gonna get.
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=14631
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=15524
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=21609
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=15147
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=15061
the mother board says Z77A instead of Z77MA, idk if it's just a typo or a different model, there no results on google about the z77a though, so it might be a typo, can you clarify this? it turns out i'm able to handle the 7850 2gb money-wise, since it's just slightly more expensive and a lot better than the 7790 1gb. is there anything that needs changing in your opinion?
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June 19, 2013 9:31:55 AM

http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=14631-fine
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=15524-fine(more future-proofed)
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=21609-fine
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=15147-fine
http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=15061-fine(good choice)
Msi's z77MA is better than it's own z77A board,the z77A has two pci-e 3.0 slots(x8/x8) and one 2.0 slots running at x4 while for the z77MA has only two pci-e 3.0 slots running at x8/x8 dual mode),so go for the one which u have selected and best of luck bro....
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June 19, 2013 9:37:07 AM

sourodip said:
well does it have 6-pin power connector?hd7790 requires at least a 500W psu and bro you would be bottle necked by your cpu....


Lmao, 500W PSU. Sorry I just thought that was funny, looking at the "Manufacturer Requirements" huh?
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