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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
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  1. $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.
  2. AMD/ATI = R9 270X
    Nvidia = GTX760

    GTX760 shows up one tier higher then the 270X on Tom's lists, uses less power too.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500306
    A GTX 760 is a very powerful card, and usually goes for more than $240 but this one is right on the edge of your budget. Good stock speeds, and more than enough for a 1080p display.
  4. 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 ?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Best answer
    After some actual research I have found a nice EVGA card that goes for $239.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130953

    GTX 760 will be best for you, I am sure of it.
  8. 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.


    Anonymous said:


    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
  9. 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
  10. R9 270X vs GTX 760
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270X-vs-GeForce-GTX-760

    Radeon 7870 vs GTX 760
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-760

    R9 270X vs 7870
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270X-vs-Radeon-HD-7870

    Yeah, its a tough choice. I'd still say go with the 760 for $239 for gaming.
  11. 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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