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February 11, 2014 2:35:55 PM

Budget = $240
My system specs 8 GB DDR3 1333
Phenom II X6 CPU Clocked at 3.40 Ghz

What is the best Possible Card I can get with My Budget what should I get and why ?........GO
February 11, 2014 2:41:47 PM

$240 is the price you need for an amd radeon 7870. The 7870 can run many games on high settings, like skyrim on full settings at 71 fps on average. I run Arma 3 ultra settings at around 30-50 fps, or Minecraft at full settings at around 100-300 fps on average.

I currently have the amd radeon 7870 xfx DD, and its a great card.
If you prefer Nvidia cards, either get the 660ti or the 660. Those are also great cards.

The 660ti will perform a bit better in different games. But for the price i recommend an amd radeon 7870.
Games that support PhysX will support the 660ti better, but you won't really see a difference at all.
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February 11, 2014 2:42:59 PM

AMD/ATI = R9 270X
Nvidia = GTX760

GTX760 shows up one tier higher then the 270X on Tom's lists, uses less power too.
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February 11, 2014 2:55:21 PM

Generalshotz said:
$240 is the price you need for an amd radeon 7870. The 7870 can run many games on high settings, like skyrim on full settings at 71 fps on average. I run Arma 3 ultra settings at around 30-50 fps, or Minecraft at full settings at around 100-300 fps on average.

I currently have the amd radeon 7870 xfx DD, and its a great card.
If you prefer Nvidia cards, either get the 660ti or the 660. Those are also great cards.

The 660ti will perform a bit better in different games. But for the price i recommend an amd radeon 7870.
Games that support PhysX will support the 660ti better, but you won't really see a difference at all.


I have considered the 7870 but I know more and more Games are using Physx and I want the most out of my Gaming experience is the GTX 660
2GB worth getting ?
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February 11, 2014 3:03:15 PM

jmath7825 said:
Generalshotz said:
$240 is the price you need for an amd radeon 7870. The 7870 can run many games on high settings, like skyrim on full settings at 71 fps on average. I run Arma 3 ultra settings at around 30-50 fps, or Minecraft at full settings at around 100-300 fps on average.

I currently have the amd radeon 7870 xfx DD, and its a great card.
If you prefer Nvidia cards, either get the 660ti or the 660. Those are also great cards.

The 660ti will perform a bit better in different games. But for the price i recommend an amd radeon 7870.
Games that support PhysX will support the 660ti better, but you won't really see a difference at all.


I have considered the 7870 but I know more and more Games are using Physx and I want the most out of my Gaming experience is the GTX 660
2GB worth getting ?


The GTX 760 is superior to the 660 by a large margin, near in performance to a 670, though I will not claim to be a prophet, NVidia's PhysX does see some regular use, and that may increase, but I wouldn't let it dictate your decision, unless it is a close tie between an AMD and a NVidia card. PhysX is cool, and really nice when used, but it isn't a standard, so it really only is evident that it helps in a few bigger developer's games.
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February 11, 2014 4:05:06 PM

The GTX 660/660ti are both worth getting. If you cannot find these cards, then go with a GTX 760. The GTX 760 is around $280, Though you don't have that much money. The 7870 is around $200, and you'll save $40. The 7870 is a card that i definitely recommend. Search up some gameplay with the 7870. Then you'll see how fast it is.
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February 11, 2014 4:15:30 PM

After some actual research I have found a nice EVGA card that goes for $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX 760 will be best for you, I am sure of it.
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February 12, 2014 7:20:26 AM

Generalshotz said:
$240 is the price you need for an amd radeon 7870. The 7870 can run many games on high settings, like skyrim on full settings at 71 fps on average. I run Arma 3 ultra settings at around 30-50 fps, or Minecraft at full settings at around 100-300 fps on average.

I currently have the amd radeon 7870 xfx DD, and its a great card.
If you prefer Nvidia cards, either get the 660ti or the 660. Those are also great cards.

The 660ti will perform a bit better in different games. But for the price i recommend an amd radeon 7870.
Games that support PhysX will support the 660ti better, but you won't really see a difference at all.




Being use to Nvidia will it be hard to get use to AMD Graphics settings ? I mean I know nothing about AMD cards I am so use to Nvidia options

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February 12, 2014 7:33:19 AM

Also another question if I get the 7870 particularly the "XFX 7870 Double D 2GB" how is the reliability ? I have heard a lot of flaws with AMD card design and reliability such as Fans going out I am a hard core Gamer My PC stays running all the time as it is my only form of entertainment and I want a card that will stay strong and get
High/Ultra Settings all games at 1080P especially Skyrim with Graphic Mods and if I can get solid frame rates most of the time I'll be happy
with at least 40-50-60 FPS at those settings
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February 12, 2014 12:15:38 PM

well guys even tough i picked best solution you all were helpful in my decision i bought the gtx 760 hope it is a beast :) 
just hope my 600 watt psu is enough lol i love tax time XD
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