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January 18, 2014 7:42:32 PM

Building a gaming pc, want to know what the best gpu is for the money. im using an AM3+ CPU. Thanks for the help :D 
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January 18, 2014 7:49:25 PM

What's your budget and resolution? Which AM3+ CPU?

Look at this chart and get the best card you can afford.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2013/11/27/ba...

E.g. if you have $350 for the GPU, get a GTX 770. If you have $250, look at the R9 270x or the GTX 760. If that's still too much, look at the GTX 660.
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January 18, 2014 7:54:14 PM

aevm said:
What's your budget and resolution? Which AM3+ CPU?

Look at this chart and get the best card you can afford.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2013/11/27/ba...

E.g. if you have $350 for the GPU, get a GTX 770. If you have $250, look at the R9 270x or the GTX 760. If that's still too much, look at the GTX 660.


My CPU is the AMD FX-8320, and im trying to spend 250 or less, anyway you could find something more specific? is not its okay. Thanks :) 
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January 18, 2014 7:54:45 PM

R9 270x
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January 18, 2014 7:59:08 PM

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R9 270x


Eh, looks cool but there is an issue apparently with screen flicking or whatever that is. also, it seems to make a high pitched noise sometimes
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January 18, 2014 7:59:11 PM
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January 18, 2014 8:07:02 PM

Glad to help.

BTW, you can play with overclocking the GPU a bit if you want. Just read a few threads on it first so you know what you're doing. Asus makes good GPU coolers and that will help.

What kind of power supply do you have? Just checking that it can handle the 270x.


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January 18, 2014 8:08:40 PM

Also, what kind of motherboard do you have?

RAM? Ideally you'd have 2x4GB RAM for gaming.
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January 18, 2014 8:11:19 PM

aevm said:
Also, what kind of motherboard do you have?

RAM? Ideally you'd have 2x4GB RAM for gaming.


Im on my way to choosing a power supply, my mother board ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 and im planning on about 16 GB of RAM, is that overkill?
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January 18, 2014 8:18:22 PM

Yeah, 16GB is not really necessary in today's games. Most are happy with 8GB already. Still, it won't hurt, and future games might benefit. Plus that way you can leave FireFox or whatever running while you play and there's plenty of RAM for everything.

A power supply... I'd pick this one:

XFX 550W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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January 18, 2014 8:21:16 PM

aevm said:
Yeah, 16GB is not really necessary in today's games. Most are happy with 8GB already. Still, it won't hurt, and future games might benefit. Plus that way you can leave FireFox or whatever running while you play and there's plenty of RAM for everything.

A power supply... I'd pick this one:

XFX 550W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...



Looks great and for a good price :)  Anything i should worry about compatibility wise? also assuming you've already made gaming pc, are those anti static wristband actually useful? Just a random question :p 
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January 18, 2014 8:29:42 PM

aevm said:
Yeah, 16GB is not really necessary in today's games. Most are happy with 8GB already. Still, it won't hurt, and future games might benefit. Plus that way you can leave FireFox or whatever running while you play and there's plenty of RAM for everything.

A power supply... I'd pick this one:

XFX 550W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...



If you dont mind, may i ask if you have any storage and video card recommendations?
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January 18, 2014 8:37:44 PM

Video card - for $250 the R9 270x, we've talked about it earlier. Next step up is GTX 770, in the $275 range.

Storage - it depends. Let's say you have $130 for storage. Option #1 is an SSD:

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Option #2 is a hard drive:
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W0...

Option #1 is a lot faster, especially when you start games or when they load new levels or areas. Option #2 has a lot more room.

If you can't afford both, get the SSD for now and start saving to add the HDD.
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January 18, 2014 8:40:53 PM

I forgot to mention: I also like Intel and Crucial SSDs, they make some very good stuff.
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January 18, 2014 8:45:41 PM

aevm said:
Video card - for $250 the R9 270x, we've talked about it earlier. Next step up is GTX 770, in the $275 range.

Storage - it depends. Let's say you have $130 for storage. Option #1 is an SSD:

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Option #2 is a hard drive:
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W0...

Option #1 is a lot faster, especially when you start games or when they load new levels or areas. Option #2 has a lot more room.

If you can't afford both, get the SSD for now and start saving to add the HDD.



Since $30 is not much of a difference between prices ill purchase the SSD then ill purchase the other storage as an "Upgrade" and as for the graphics card, ill need more research but you seem to have been the best help ive ever had with this stuff :D  :D  :D 
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