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Best GPU for under $200

I will be pairing this with a i5-3570K. Any help will be much appreciated thanks.
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    Well, right now you are looking at either an Amd 7870ghz edition(some models fall just under 200) or an nVidia 660. Here is a helpful link: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/783?vs=857 Remember though that this is a regular 7870, not the Ghz edition which will bench slightly higher. Find the games you expect to play, and choose a card based on that. For either of those, this is what I'd choose.

    7870Ghz: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354oc2l 200 after MiR.

    660: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn660oc2gd 193 after MiR, with free game.
  2. Swordkd said:
    Well, right now you are looking at either an Amd 7870ghz edition(some models fall just under 200) or an nVidia 660. Here is a helpful link: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/783?vs=857 Remember though that this is a regular 7870, not the Ghz edition which will bench slightly higher. Find the games you expect to play, and choose a card based on that. For either of those, this is what I'd choose.

    7870Ghz: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354oc2l 200 after MiR.

    660: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn660oc2gd 193 after MiR, with free game.


    Thanks for the help Swordkd. I think I will be going with the 660.
  3. microwes said:
    Swordkd said:
    Well, right now you are looking at either an Amd 7870ghz edition(some models fall just under 200) or an nVidia 660. Here is a helpful link: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/783?vs=857 Remember though that this is a regular 7870, not the Ghz edition which will bench slightly higher. Find the games you expect to play, and choose a card based on that. For either of those, this is what I'd choose.

    7870Ghz: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354oc2l 200 after MiR.

    660: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn660oc2gd 193 after MiR, with free game.


    Thanks for the help Swordkd. I think I will be going with the 660.


    Yeah, for BF3 that's the one I'd choose. The free game is just gravy at that point.
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484

    one of these tahiti le needs to be considered for 30 more. it is allot more power
  5. fkr said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484

    one of these tahiti le needs to be considered for 30 more. it is allot more power


    Nah, because if you are shelling out that much money out of pocket, you'd be better off just buying a 760.
  6. but there are like 5 other manufacturers of those cards and i picked one up at $205. if it gets to around those prices it is a big jump from the 660. much larger than from the tahiti LE to a gtx 760. which is the ideal card. but the good gtx 760's are $260
  7. Yes, but you can't find them right now either. Newegg only has that one card currently. I found 2 on pcpartpicker.com . And for about the same price, I'd rather get the 760. Amd needs to drop the price of that card to 200 to find a new niche because they are getting hammered at the 250 dollar price point.
  8. anywhere near 250 is way to much. i agree in needs to sit just above the gtx 660
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