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June 20, 2013 9:53:48 AM

I am looking to upgrade my graphics card in my rig and just wanted you alls opinion on whats the best graphics for the money under $300 for my system.

I'm running a Processor 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4430 processor (6M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
Operating System Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
Memory1 8GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
Hard Drive 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
Psu=460w

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June 20, 2013 9:59:41 AM

Alright could you tell me what motherboard you have, I would glady Help!
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June 20, 2013 10:01:17 AM

wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days
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June 20, 2013 10:03:10 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card
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June 20, 2013 10:04:09 AM

draga14141 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card


No way, why would a 760 be the same price as the 770
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June 20, 2013 10:05:16 AM

It's a dell xps 8700
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June 20, 2013 10:07:50 AM

draga14141 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card

The 770 costs 400$, and a 450W PSU is recommended for the 660 so it should be enough for the 760 too
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June 20, 2013 10:11:13 AM

jinayhvora said:
draga14141 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card

The 770 costs 400$, and a 450W PSU is recommended for the 660 so it should be enough for the 760 too


450 watt for the 660 WHATTT? a 660 ti uses 150watt where are you getting these numbers
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June 20, 2013 10:12:43 AM

I would say upgrade you psu to this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then Get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...,

And use this to install it, Its a anti-static wristband so you don't break any parts from static electricity:

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

, Total is $290 I believe all shipping is free to...
That card is a great card, and the psu is one of the best 600w ones, So you will be just fine for gaming! But make sure your motherboard has, 1 pcl-e x16 slot, it is a long blue slot on the motherboard, and look at the pictures to make sure the card will fit in the case...

And since you still have $10 and want a cool toy, get this, its a head lamp for when you build, so you always have light haha:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or seriously buy, a warranty thats always a better $10 investment....
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June 20, 2013 10:14:42 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
draga14141 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card

The 770 costs 400$, and a 450W PSU is recommended for the 660 so it should be enough for the 760 too


450 watt for the 660 WHATTT? a 660 ti uses 150watt where are you getting these numbers


i'm talking about the system PSU recommendation not just that of the GPU, check nVidia's site before saying anything
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June 20, 2013 10:16:08 AM

jinayhvora said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
draga14141 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card

The 770 costs 400$, and a 450W PSU is recommended for the 660 so it should be enough for the 760 too


450 watt for the 660 WHATTT? a 660 ti uses 150watt where are you getting these numbers


i'm talking about the system PSU recommendation not just that of the GPU, check nVidia's site before saying anything


ive ran a 660ti with a 330watt psu for a whole system so you dont need 400
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June 20, 2013 10:17:13 AM

You definitely want a GTX 760 - release is next week.
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June 20, 2013 10:22:35 AM

draga14141 said:
I would say upgrade you psu to this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then Get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...,

And use this to install it, Its a anti-static wristband so you don't break any parts from static electricity:

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

, Total is $290 I believe all shipping is free to...
That card is a great card, and the psu is one of the best 600w ones, So you will be just fine for gaming! But make sure your motherboard has, 1 pcl-e x16 slot, it is a long blue slot on the motherboard, and look at the pictures to make sure the card will fit in the case...

And since you still have $10 and want a cool toy, get this, its a head lamp for when you build, so you always have light haha:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or seriously buy, a warranty thats always a better $10 investment....


Thanks draga! That's not a bad plan. I. Running an hd 7570 :(  so I take it this card will blow that one away?? And will my psu current psu not support the 7870?
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June 20, 2013 10:23:01 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
draga14141 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card

The 770 costs 400$, and a 450W PSU is recommended for the 660 so it should be enough for the 760 too


450 watt for the 660 WHATTT? a 660 ti uses 150watt where are you getting these numbers


i'm talking about the system PSU recommendation not just that of the GPU, check nVidia's site before saying anything


ive ran a 660ti with a 330watt psu for a whole system so you dont need 400


that's what nVidia recommends fr the card, and for saying even i run my system (look in my sign) with 250W, it works but not very well. and what's the point ur trying to prove here? that if OP already has 460W he should downgrade to 330?
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June 20, 2013 10:26:14 AM

Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
I would say upgrade you psu to this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then Get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...,

And use this to install it, Its a anti-static wristband so you don't break any parts from static electricity:

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

, Total is $290 I believe all shipping is free to...
That card is a great card, and the psu is one of the best 600w ones, So you will be just fine for gaming! But make sure your motherboard has, 1 pcl-e x16 slot, it is a long blue slot on the motherboard, and look at the pictures to make sure the card will fit in the case...

And since you still have $10 and want a cool toy, get this, its a head lamp for when you build, so you always have light haha:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or seriously buy, a warranty thats always a better $10 investment....


Thanks draga! That's not a bad plan. I. Running an hd 7570 :(  so I take it this card will blow that one away?? And will my psu current psu not support the 7870?

I personally have the radeon 7850, and I love the card, but I have heard the 7870 is a much better card, The 7870, will blow the 7570 out of the water, and no sadly, The power supply you have does not have enough power connectors, and its good to have a few extra watts incase you want to overclock later down the road! xD

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June 20, 2013 10:30:01 AM

draga14141 said:
Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
I would say upgrade you psu to this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then Get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...,

And use this to install it, Its a anti-static wristband so you don't break any parts from static electricity:

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

, Total is $290 I believe all shipping is free to...
That card is a great card, and the psu is one of the best 600w ones, So you will be just fine for gaming! But make sure your motherboard has, 1 pcl-e x16 slot, it is a long blue slot on the motherboard, and look at the pictures to make sure the card will fit in the case...

And since you still have $10 and want a cool toy, get this, its a head lamp for when you build, so you always have light haha:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or seriously buy, a warranty thats always a better $10 investment....


Thanks draga! That's not a bad plan. I. Running an hd 7570 :(  so I take it this card will blow that one away?? And will my psu current psu not support the 7870?

I personally have the radeon 7850, and I love the card, but I have heard the 7870 is a much better card, The 7870, will blow the 7570 out of the water, and no sadly, The power supply you have does not have enough power connectors, and its good to have a few extra watts incase you want to overclock later down the road! xD



Ok so what is you opinion of this gtx 760 coming next week?
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June 20, 2013 10:32:33 AM

Rage5119 said:
Ok so what is you opinion of this gtx 760 coming next week?


It'll beat everything else under $325 - surpassing the GTX 660Ti and the HD 7950.
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June 20, 2013 10:32:57 AM

Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
I would say upgrade you psu to this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then Get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...,

And use this to install it, Its a anti-static wristband so you don't break any parts from static electricity:

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

, Total is $290 I believe all shipping is free to...
That card is a great card, and the psu is one of the best 600w ones, So you will be just fine for gaming! But make sure your motherboard has, 1 pcl-e x16 slot, it is a long blue slot on the motherboard, and look at the pictures to make sure the card will fit in the case...

And since you still have $10 and want a cool toy, get this, its a head lamp for when you build, so you always have light haha:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or seriously buy, a warranty thats always a better $10 investment....


Thanks draga! That's not a bad plan. I. Running an hd 7570 :(  so I take it this card will blow that one away?? And will my psu current psu not support the 7870?

I personally have the radeon 7850, and I love the card, but I have heard the 7870 is a much better card, The 7870, will blow the 7570 out of the water, and no sadly, The power supply you have does not have enough power connectors, and its good to have a few extra watts incase you want to overclock later down the road! xD



Ok so what is you opinion of this gtx 760 coming next week?


Its gonna be a good card, but the 7870, is $100 cheaper, and the 7870 is on sale today, so you save some cash to be able to upgrade your Power supply. That will allow your system to run much quieter, and save some cash on the electric bill, because if you would get the 760, it would strain your psu, and make alot of noise, so all in all, get the 7870. If you can today, get it today its on sale, $30 off... Just make sure it will fit in your case!

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June 20, 2013 10:36:41 AM

draga14141 said:
Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
I would say upgrade you psu to this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then Get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...,

And use this to install it, Its a anti-static wristband so you don't break any parts from static electricity:

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

, Total is $290 I believe all shipping is free to...
That card is a great card, and the psu is one of the best 600w ones, So you will be just fine for gaming! But make sure your motherboard has, 1 pcl-e x16 slot, it is a long blue slot on the motherboard, and look at the pictures to make sure the card will fit in the case...

And since you still have $10 and want a cool toy, get this, its a head lamp for when you build, so you always have light haha:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or seriously buy, a warranty thats always a better $10 investment....


Thanks draga! That's not a bad plan. I. Running an hd 7570 :(  so I take it this card will blow that one away?? And will my psu current psu not support the 7870?

I personally have the radeon 7850, and I love the card, but I have heard the 7870 is a much better card, The 7870, will blow the 7570 out of the water, and no sadly, The power supply you have does not have enough power connectors, and its good to have a few extra watts incase you want to overclock later down the road! xD



Ok so what is you opinion of this gtx 760 coming next week?


Its gonna be a good card, but the 7870, is $100 cheaper, and the 7870 is on sale today, so you save some cash to be able to upgrade your Power supply. That will allow your system to run much quieter, and save some cash on the electric bill, because if you would get the 760, it would strain your psu, and make alot of noise, so all in all, get the 7870. If you can today, get it today its on sale, $30 off... Just make sure it will fit in your case!



Ok that sounds like a plan thank you. If you want have a look at the dell xps 8700 case because that's what I have. I ordered the computer so I don't quite have it yet but I do know I need better graphics lol
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June 20, 2013 10:39:51 AM

Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
Rage5119 said:
draga14141 said:
I would say upgrade you psu to this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then Get this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...,

And use this to install it, Its a anti-static wristband so you don't break any parts from static electricity:

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

, Total is $290 I believe all shipping is free to...
That card is a great card, and the psu is one of the best 600w ones, So you will be just fine for gaming! But make sure your motherboard has, 1 pcl-e x16 slot, it is a long blue slot on the motherboard, and look at the pictures to make sure the card will fit in the case...

And since you still have $10 and want a cool toy, get this, its a head lamp for when you build, so you always have light haha:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or seriously buy, a warranty thats always a better $10 investment....


Thanks draga! That's not a bad plan. I. Running an hd 7570 :(  so I take it this card will blow that one away?? And will my psu current psu not support the 7870?

I personally have the radeon 7850, and I love the card, but I have heard the 7870 is a much better card, The 7870, will blow the 7570 out of the water, and no sadly, The power supply you have does not have enough power connectors, and its good to have a few extra watts incase you want to overclock later down the road! xD



Ok so what is you opinion of this gtx 760 coming next week?


Its gonna be a good card, but the 7870, is $100 cheaper, and the 7870 is on sale today, so you save some cash to be able to upgrade your Power supply. That will allow your system to run much quieter, and save some cash on the electric bill, because if you would get the 760, it would strain your psu, and make alot of noise, so all in all, get the 7870. If you can today, get it today its on sale, $30 off... Just make sure it will fit in your case!



Ok that sounds like a plan thank you. If you want have a look at the dell xps 8700 case because that's what I have. I ordered the computer so I don't quite have it yet but I do know I need better graphics lol

The card should fit in there, Just make sure you do some cable management so no cables scratch the back of the card..

If this is what you are going with could you please select me as best answer, Im trying to get Graphics Expert
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June 20, 2013 10:51:49 AM

Hey, if you've got the $300 to spend, why settle for less? And we don't even know what Nvidia is going to price the card at, anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if they release it at $249 - and if they do, that's 25% more performance for <25% more money.

I personally would pick the Kepler cards any day because of Nvidia features like PhysX, FXAA, Adaptive Vsync, Geforce Experience, the new one-click driver upgrades, and the upcoming ShadowPlay.

The GTX 760 shouldn't draw much more power than the GTX 660 or HD 7870 - not to mention, the difference will save you exactly 10 cents a year on power...

And who said it's going to be noisy? That completely depends on what type of cooler comes with the card!

Rage5119, take it from a Graphics Card Authority (with 35 Best Answers in the Graphics forum): hang on to your Benjamins til next week - then make your decision.
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June 20, 2013 10:57:30 AM

jinayhvora said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
draga14141 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card

The 770 costs 400$, and a 450W PSU is recommended for the 660 so it should be enough for the 760 too


450 watt for the 660 WHATTT? a 660 ti uses 150watt where are you getting these numbers


i'm talking about the system PSU recommendation not just that of the GPU, check nVidia's site before saying anything


ive ran a 660ti with a 330watt psu for a whole system so you dont need 400


that's what nVidia recommends fr the card, and for saying even i run my system (look in my sign) with 250W, it works but not very well. and what's the point ur trying to prove here? that if OP already has 460W he should downgrade to 330?


jessterman21 said:
Hey, if you've got the $300 to spend, why settle for less? And we don't even know what Nvidia is going to price the card at, anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if they release it at $249 - and if they do, that's 25% more performance for <25% more money.

I personally would pick the Kepler cards any day because of Nvidia features like PhysX, FXAA, Adaptive Vsync, Geforce Experience, the new one-click driver upgrades, and the upcoming ShadowPlay.

The GTX 760 shouldn't draw much more power than the GTX 660 or HD 7870 - not to mention, the difference will save you exactly 10 cents a year on power...

And who said it's going to be noisy? That completely depends on what type of cooler comes with the card!

Rage5119, take it from a Graphics Card Authority (with 35 Best Answers in the Graphics forum): hang on to your Benjamins til next week - then make your decision.


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June 20, 2013 10:59:53 AM

jessterman21 said:
Hey, if you've got the $300 to spend, why settle for less? And we don't even know what Nvidia is going to price the card at, anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if they release it at $249 - and if they do, that's 25% more performance for <25% more money.

I personally would pick the Kepler cards any day because of Nvidia features like PhysX, FXAA, Adaptive Vsync, Geforce Experience, the new one-click driver upgrades, and the upcoming ShadowPlay.

The GTX 760 shouldn't draw much more power than the GTX 660 or HD 7870 - not to mention, the difference will save you exactly 10 cents a year on power...

And who said it's going to be noisy? That completely depends on what type of cooler comes with the card!

Rage5119, take it from a Graphics Card Authority (with 35 Best Answers in the Graphics forum): hang on to your Benjamins til next week - then make your decision.


RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
jinayhvora said:
draga14141 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
wait for the 760 series it is coming out in 5 days

Seriously? For under $300, I doubt it almost always gonna be $400 at launch, and his psu might not hold up on the new card, and we dont even know if he has a mini atx, case, haha I wouldn't recommend that, but still great card

The 770 costs 400$, and a 450W PSU is recommended for the 660 so it should be enough for the 760 too


450 watt for the 660 WHATTT? a 660 ti uses 150watt where are you getting these numbers


i'm talking about the system PSU recommendation not just that of the GPU, check nVidia's site before saying anything


ive ran a 660ti with a 330watt psu for a whole system so you dont need 400


that's what nVidia recommends fr the card, and for saying even i run my system (look in my sign) with 250W, it works but not very well. and what's the point ur trying to prove here? that if OP already has 460W he should downgrade to 330?


jessterman21 said:
Hey, if you've got the $300 to spend, why settle for less? And we don't even know what Nvidia is going to price the card at, anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if they release it at $249 - and if they do, that's 25% more performance for <25% more money.

I personally would pick the Kepler cards any day because of Nvidia features like PhysX, FXAA, Adaptive Vsync, Geforce Experience, the new one-click driver upgrades, and the upcoming ShadowPlay.

The GTX 760 shouldn't draw much more power than the GTX 660 or HD 7870 - not to mention, the difference will save you exactly 10 cents a year on power...

And who said it's going to be noisy? That completely depends on what type of cooler comes with the card!

Rage5119, take it from a Graphics Card Authority (with 35 Best Answers in the Graphics forum): hang on to your Benjamins til next week - then make your decision.


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Yes but he just bought a dell computer, and really I personally favor Radeon Cards....
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