Need your expert input - Buying Graphics Card

Hi guys,
I'm building a new computer and have a budget between 160 - 190 for the graphics card. I've found these deals on NCIX and newegg (for price matching).

If anyone wants to rank them in a hierarchy, that would be much appreciated!!

Before tax prices and cards:

EVGA 02G-P4-3651-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 164.99

GIGABYTE GV-R927OC-2GD Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 179.99

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 OC 1075MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 139.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 FTW ACX Cooler 2GB 192BIT 159.99 after rebate (189.99 before)

Zotac GeForce GTX 660 993MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 169.99

ASUS R9270-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 179.99
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  1. The r9 270 is the way to go.
  2. I'd pick the r9 270. The memory clocks are high and it's just a downclocked hd 7870. If you go read the reviews, you can literally just drag the core clock all the way to the top (like 1050 to 1100 mhz) and it's a 270x for $20 less. The 660 at $160 is an OK deal, but do you actually want to wait the 3-4 months for $30? Just my opinion. If you're lucky, you can find some guy selling a GTX 670 on craigslist for these prices. Hope you get a good deal!
  3. R9 270 for sure
  4. groovygoodwine said:
    Hi guys,
    I'm building a new computer and have a budget between 160 - 190 for the graphics card. I've found these deals on NCIX and newegg (for price matching).

    If anyone wants to rank them in a hierarchy, that would be much appreciated!!

    Before tax prices and cards:

    EVGA 02G-P4-3651-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 164.99

    GIGABYTE GV-R927OC-2GD Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 179.99

    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 OC 1075MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 139.99

    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 FTW ACX Cooler 2GB 192BIT 159.99 after rebate (189.99 before)

    Zotac GeForce GTX 660 993MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 169.99

    ASUS R9270-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 179.99


    I would have asked you to go with the r9 270. But considering the fact that the gtx 660 is 20$ cheaper, it has better value for money.
  5. Thanks everyone!
    Any thoughts on Asus vs Giga??
  6. I'd just get which ever one is cheaper
  7. groovygoodwine said:
    Thanks everyone!
    Any thoughts on Asus vs Giga??


    Gigabyte might be quieter, look around and see if you can find one with a free BF4 code
  8. thoughts about craigslist though? I was thinking ncix..
  9. Asus has better cooler with direct cu 2. I would choose the 660 or 270.
  10. groovygoodwine said:
    thoughts about craigslist though? I was thinking ncix..


    Don't buy a card on craigslist unless it's a deal you just can't pass on
  11. Okay, I'll keep an eye out, but I think I'll just order one. Consensus seems to be 270 then the 660, thanks guys.
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