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First time builder needs help finding a GPU

Hey there,

I recently decided to build a semi-budget gaming rig and need a little help with the GPU. My buddy ordered all the parts for me, but it turns out NCIX ran out of the GPU that was ordered and it's discontinued. I have the rest of my PC up any running and I'm itching to get to gaming. Loved actually putting it all together. But anyway, my rig:

Motherboard: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H81M-DGS/

CPU: http://ark.intel.com/m/products/75047/

PSU: http://www.corsair.com/builder-series-cx500.html

RAM: http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-product-family/xms-classic/cmx8gx3m2a1600c9.html
But mine is a single 8GB stick

Case: http://azzatek.com/csaz-301.html

So I'm looking for something that's hopefully no more than $200, less if possible, and I feel pretty lost myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated! And for the purposes of sales and such, I do live in Canada. Thanks!

Cheers,
Cory
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  1. R9 270: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r9270dc2oc2gd5

    You won't find a 270x for that. The linked GPU includes the DirectCU II from ASUS, a very good cooler that if you get any kind of lucky will give you 270x like performance with an overclock.
  2. Thanks so much for the fast replies! I really appreciate the help!

    Since I'm a little impatient, would this be a comparable card at all?

    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/zotac-zotac-geforce-gtx-650-ti-2gb-ddr5-pci-e-video-card-zt-gc2g-650ti-zt-61102-10h/10234992.aspx?path=5b33520c411de55c326b25d139aeca76en02&SearchPageIndex=1

    I only ask because I could walk into a store and buy it tomorrow. Though I am willing to wait for a card if it's a better idea, I don't want to sacrifice too much quality. With shipping the 270 is going to be near $250, but I'm ok with spending it.
  3. Also, if it matters, I really don't plan on going with multi-monitors, but I do have a nice 27" LED that I want to take advantage of.
  4. Wreks said:
    Thanks so much for the fast replies! I really appreciate the help!

    Since I'm a little impatient, would this be a comparable card at all?

    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/zotac-zotac-geforce-gtx-650-ti-2gb-ddr5-pci-e-video-card-zt-gc2g-650ti-zt-61102-10h/10234992.aspx?path=5b33520c411de55c326b25d139aeca76en02&SearchPageIndex=1

    I only ask because I could walk into a store and buy it tomorrow. Though I am willing to wait for a card if it's a better idea, I don't want to sacrifice too much quality. With shipping the 270 is going to be near $250, but I'm ok with spending it.

    It performs a good bit below the R7 260x. The 650ti was built to challenge the HD 7770 and usually lost, so they introduced the 650tiboost to beat it and AMD intoduced the new 7790 to beat that, and they tied. The 7790 is now a R7 260x.

    TL;DR
    No.
    650ti<7770<7790=260x=650tiboost<<270
  5. Best answer
    Wreks said:
    Also, if it matters, I really don't plan on going with multi-monitors, but I do have a nice 27" LED that I want to take advantage of.


    If you're fine with bumping up a bit, definitely go with the 270 over the 260x, and definitely over the 650ti. Or get the 260x with next day shipping :P lol

    Anyway, 270 is a great value card, AMD hit a good sweet spot in my opinion
  6. Again, sincerely appreciate the help guys! I'll be grabbing the 270. Thanks again!
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