Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

What is the best GPU for (Mostly) maxed out gaming @ 1920 x 1080 for under $450?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
August 17, 2013 4:22:41 AM

I want a great GPU for 1080p gaming but have a budget of only $450. I'm not interested in multi-monitor'ing'.

Best solution

August 17, 2013 4:27:21 AM

GTX 770 2GB is the best card within that budget I believe. You can get MSI Twin Frozr II or Gigabyte Windforce 3X for $400. I'd probably pick Gigabyte Windforce out of these two.

Asus DCU2 and EVGA ACX go for $410 with MSI Lightning edition being the master race at around $450 once you manually overclock it.
Share
August 17, 2013 4:31:15 AM

hizodge said:
GTX 770 2GB is the best card within that budget I believe. You can get MSI Twin Frozr II or Gigabyte Windforce 3X for $400. I'd probably pick Gigabyte Windforce out of these two.

Asus DCU2 and EVGA ACX go for $410 with MSI Lightning edition being the master race at around $450 once you manually overclock it.


Ok, thanks! I was looking at that and thinking about it, but considered that it may be *over*powered. Would I need a fan for it?
m
0
l
Related resources
August 17, 2013 4:33:46 AM

All of these graphics cards come with active cooling. Do you mean if you need a case fan to blow air on it?
m
0
l
a c 204 4 Gaming
August 17, 2013 4:34:24 AM

MSI Lightning is clocked at 1150 and $400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSN770 Gaming is at 1137 and $440 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You'll have to decide whether the extra 13 Mhz OC is worth $40.....NOTE: It's not just the factory OC that's the difference .... the PCB and VRM are beefed up even more than the N770 which should give you more leeway in manual OC'ing
m
0
l
August 17, 2013 4:36:18 AM

hizodge said:
All of these graphics cards come with active cooling. Do you mean if you need a case fan to blow air on it?


No, I mean GPU mounted cooling. (aside from/on top of my fans).
m
0
l
August 17, 2013 4:37:06 AM

MSI Lightning does indeed overclock higher than the competition as proven both Guru3D and TechPowerUp reviews, but you'll have to do it yourself. I don't think MSI ever aimed it at guys who want the best 'ouf of the box, no strings attached' types.
m
0
l
August 17, 2013 4:38:27 AM

kaio37k said:
hizodge said:
All of these graphics cards come with active cooling. Do you mean if you need a case fan to blow air on it?


No, I mean GPU mounted cooling. (aside from/on top of my fans).


The cooling that comes on the GPU will be more than enough for you. If your case is small/cramped or has bad airflow in general, you might consider adding additional fans or upgrading to a better case.

m
0
l
August 17, 2013 4:49:59 AM

hizodge said:
kaio37k said:
hizodge said:
All of these graphics cards come with active cooling. Do you mean if you need a case fan to blow air on it?


No, I mean GPU mounted cooling. (aside from/on top of my fans).


The cooling that comes on the GPU will be more than enough for you. If your case is small/cramped or has bad airflow in general, you might consider adding additional fans or upgrading to a better case.



It'll be an ATX so I'll be fine. Thanks a lot!
m
0
l
!