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December 14, 2013 12:10:48 AM

I am looking to upgrade my PC with a new graphics card for more demanding, new games. This is the motherboard I have- http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... - with Intel i5 2.33ghz. This motherboard has two PCIe 2.0 x16 ports.

I am looking around the $100 range, so keep in mind that I am not a 'serious' gamer but would like to be able to play new games (eg. bf4, arma 3...).

Thanks in advance!

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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2013 12:15:53 AM

What kind of settings are you expecting to play on? Because $100 GPU budget for brand new triple A titles is kind of a tall order...
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December 14, 2013 12:18:37 AM

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

best you can do for $100 at this moment
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December 14, 2013 12:19:18 AM

Quakemz said:
What kind of settings are you expecting to play on? Because $100 GPU budget for brand new triple A titles is kind of a tall order...


Medium - High settings, so it still looks good and is also playable. I have never upgraded before but rather waited until a new desktop pc can be purchased, so sorry for the lack of knowledge on my part.
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December 14, 2013 12:29:48 AM

Nick Powell said:
Quakemz said:
What kind of settings are you expecting to play on? Because $100 GPU budget for brand new triple A titles is kind of a tall order...


Medium - High settings, so it still looks good and is also playable. I have never upgraded before but rather waited until a new desktop pc can be purchased, so sorry for the lack of knowledge on my part.


Well I think JJS found you the best deal out there for your budget....I don't wanna be mean, but you're not going to get very good performance for $100~. That 7790 at 1080p will get you 30fps on modern games at low-medium settings depending on the game...I don't really think you're going to get the kind of performance you expect until you reach the $180~ mark.

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December 14, 2013 12:34:32 AM

Quakemz said:
Nick Powell said:
Quakemz said:
What kind of settings are you expecting to play on? Because $100 GPU budget for brand new triple A titles is kind of a tall order...


Medium - High settings, so it still looks good and is also playable. I have never upgraded before but rather waited until a new desktop pc can be purchased, so sorry for the lack of knowledge on my part.


Well I think JJS found you the best deal out there for your budget....I don't wanna be mean, but you're not going to get very good performance for $100~. That 7790 at 1080p will get you 30fps on modern games at low-medium settings depending on the game...I don't really think you're going to get the kind of performance you expect until you reach the $180~ mark.



Just so I can have a look, what cards would you be suggesting at approx. $180?

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December 14, 2013 12:47:27 AM

Nick Powell said:
Quakemz said:
Nick Powell said:
Quakemz said:
What kind of settings are you expecting to play on? Because $100 GPU budget for brand new triple A titles is kind of a tall order...


Medium - High settings, so it still looks good and is also playable. I have never upgraded before but rather waited until a new desktop pc can be purchased, so sorry for the lack of knowledge on my part.


Well I think JJS found you the best deal out there for your budget....I don't wanna be mean, but you're not going to get very good performance for $100~. That 7790 at 1080p will get you 30fps on modern games at low-medium settings depending on the game...I don't really think you're going to get the kind of performance you expect until you reach the $180~ mark.



Just so I can have a look, what cards would you be suggesting at approx. $180?



I'd suggest the R9 270 for pretty much any budget build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can OC it a bit, or you can pay the extra $30 and get the factory OC 270X versions like this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Either one of those cards will stromp all over a 7770 or a 7790 in 1080p gaming. The 270x averages over 60 fps on high settings in BF4. The 270 (non X model) will get around the 55-60fps mark under the same settings.

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