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Best Graphics card under $200 that can play crysis 3

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August 14, 2013 1:18:01 PM

Am look for a a very good graphics that can play crysis 3 on high but i really dont want to pay over $200 for a Graphics card .
a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 1:25:31 PM

if youre going used you might find a deal on a 660ti, but if new your best bet is probably a 7870 or a 660.
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August 14, 2013 2:25:41 PM

carowden said:
if youre going used you might find a deal on a 660ti, but if new your best bet is probably a 7870 or a 660.


i have an M3970AM-HP (Angelica) MOBO would an 7870 fit it? (am somewhat new to buying pc upgrades)
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a c 150 U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 2:48:55 PM

Please tell us:
1) If you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows and which version (XP/Vista/7/8).

2) What POWER SUPPLY you have, specifically:
a) WATTAGE (read the side of the PSU)
b) any 6-pin or 8-pin connectors for graphics cards?

MORE info:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

If that's your motherboard, then YES it supports any modern graphics card.

Other issues in game performance are:
1) CPU
2) RAM (amount and frequency)
3) 32-bit Windows (can LIMIT the amount of video memory).

*WARNING*
1) If you have 32-bit Windows then you should NOT be getting a 2GB video card. Unfortunately, a 1GB video card may not run Crysis 3 very well.

2) Your POWER SUPPLY may not be sufficient.
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August 14, 2013 3:02:50 PM

Also it seems like the PCI-e slot and the RAM slots are kind of close to each other you're going to want to take the size of the graphics card you want to buy into consideration.
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a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 3:04:08 PM

7950's are right at $200 now so 7870's are out of the question at that price point. plus.... crysis 3 has been shown over and over that it will bust the 2gb vram at 1080p.
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August 14, 2013 4:10:21 PM

Do you have ~11 inches of space for a 7950?
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August 14, 2013 5:08:04 PM

Rok125 said:
Do you have ~11 inches of space for a 7950?


i think i dont i might have to buy a bigger case the one i have now is an mid size ATX
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a c 150 U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 7:09:06 PM

7676Games said:
Rok125 said:
Do you have ~11 inches of space for a 7950?


i think i dont i might have to buy a bigger case the one i have now is an mid size ATX


Two points:
1) You need to MEASURE to see how long a card can be supported. That information I could not find. You measure from where the card hits the back (where it's screwed in) to whatever would hit the card near the front (DRIVE BAY likely). Some drive bays have a gap in the middle for long graphics cards. So again, just measure.

2) Your POWER SUPPLY is only 300Watts.
Unfortunately that's not adequate for a good graphics card. As a bare minimum I was recommending a 450W Antec VP-450 for $40 at NCIX. I think it only had one 6-pin connector though so you need to verify the graphics card and other connections you need.

Here's a benchmark for the MSI GTX 760 which shows relative performance between different cards. It's a SUMMARY of several games which is very nice. I'll then list three cards at different price points. In fact the HD7870 and HD7950 are the CHEAPEST I could find. At $220, it's hard not to suggest getting the GTX760 for $40 more though. You said $200 though.

Benchmark (summary of games):
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_760_...

1) HD7870 $170 (after rebate card of $15):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2) HD7950 $220 (after $20 rebate card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) GTX 760 $260 (no rebate card. Yay!)
http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/...

POWER SUPPLY:
I won't list one unless you decide on a graphics card. You might be able to get an HD7770 and keep your same PSU. That's hardly a Crysis 3 card, but there are other games it can run well. Crysis 3 is obviously a demanding game. Is it really worth the cost of all this hardware? Your choice.

COST:
If your PSU costs $60 and you get the HD7870 you're looking at $230 at least plus tax/shipping.

Summary:
The GTX 760 is a really great card. It's beyond your budget though. Unfortunately you also need a better Power Supply. The HD7870 2GB card can handle Crysis 3 though like any demanding game you'll need to tweak the quality. You can look for benchmarks of an HD7870 in Crysis 3 but keep in mind you would likely get slightly less performance with your CPU.
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August 15, 2013 6:42:39 PM

byogamingpc said:
You can't beat the price of the HD 7950 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074CCDTS/ref=as_li_q... right now. Definitely go that route.
thats one hack of a deal I even think my pc well be able to fit it how long is the sell going to be?

Edit: Also i been looking at power supplies, the dimensions of the one i have now is : 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches) 300W, do i need to get a new PS if i buy a more powerful GPU?
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August 16, 2013 9:01:19 AM

byogamingpc said:
7676Games said:
byogamingpc said:
You can't beat the price of the HD 7950 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074CCDTS/ref=as_li_q... right now. Definitely go that route.
thats one hack of a deal I even think my pc well be able to fit it how long is the sell going to be?

Edit: Also i been looking at power supplies, the dimensions of the one i have now is : 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches) 300W, do i need to get a new PS if i buy a more powerful GPU?


Yes, you will want a Corsair CX 500 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0MY/ref=as_li_q...

Is there possible a cheaper power supplies? $20 cheaper. So I can fit it into my budget.
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August 16, 2013 11:28:37 AM

byogamingpc said:
7676Games said:
byogamingpc said:
7676Games said:
byogamingpc said:
You can't beat the price of the HD 7950 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074CCDTS/ref=as_li_q... right now. Definitely go that route.
thats one hack of a deal I even think my pc well be able to fit it how long is the sell going to be?

Edit: Also i been looking at power supplies, the dimensions of the one i have now is : 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches) 300W, do i need to get a new PS if i buy a more powerful GPU?


Yes, you will want a Corsair CX 500 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0MY/ref=as_li_q...

Is there possible a cheaper power supplies? $20 cheaper. So I can fit it into my budget.


Trust me, you don't want any that are cheaper. Your PSU is something you don't want to skimp on or you will have a large paperweight of a computer.

Alight thank you very much!
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a c 150 U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 3:12:26 PM

That XFX may not be as good a deal as you think.
You have to pay TAX on the $60 you then get rebated, and ensure you actually get your rebate (there's TWO SEPARATE $30 rebates).

I would recommend THIS card from Sapphire ($220 after $20 rebate):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Pricing should be ROUGHLY the same, but I think the Sapphire likely has a QUIETER cooling solution. They're probably both okay cards.


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