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Looking for an Nvidia £100 graphics card to match the AMD Athlon X4 740

Hello there, this is my first thread on this forums so please point out anything I did wrong so I can improve on it in the future.

I am looking for a Nvidia Graphics card to be able to play recent games like Hawken and Planetside 2 on 1080p in at least mid settings and get about 30-60fps, I have been looking at the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1 GB Superclocked http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-01gp42753kr it fits into my budget But I have I am not sure if it will do it's best with my CPU which is an AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz, yeah I know I could have gotten a 750 and overclocked but I want this build to last longer and cost me less. These are my relevant specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 (Underclocked by the mobo to 1333)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM (Got it used for free)
Video Card: GT 520 2 GB (No idea about the rest, it runs most games at lowest 720p quite well XD)
Case: A very... very old case I got for free and it has no branding.
Power Supply: Tagan 900W (Probably less than that, lets just pretend it's not lying...)

So yeah, thanks for reading my question and I hope you have a nice day :)
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  1. I would say this is the best deal for you at the moment:

    MSI 750 Ti OC 2gb £103.80 inc vat
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-750ti-oc-pcie-30-5400mhz-gddr5-gpu-1059mhz-boost-1137mhz-cores-640-d-sub-dvi-hdmi
  2. Best answer
    Great card, great price, best option;
    R7 260X 2GB GDDR5.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Express-260X-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B00GI2EZ7I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399461363&sr=8-2&keywords=R7+260X

    Better then the GTX 750/Ti when it comes to performance, but not power consumption. The GTX 750/Ti's are the best when it comes to efficiency, if power is an issue, The GTX 750/Ti may be the best option, if not the R7 260X.
  3. Let me try to rephrase, I wanted to be sure that buying a GTX 750 (or TI, not much difference) would be appropriate for my CPU the AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core.
  4. Great card, great price, best option;
    R7 260X 2GB GDDR5.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Express-260X-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B00GI2EZ7I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399461363&sr=8-2&keywords=R7+260X

    Better then the GTX 750/Ti when it comes to performance, but not power consumption. The GTX 750/Ti's are the best when it comes to efficiency, if power is an issue, The GTX 750/Ti may be the best option, if not the R7 260X.

    How is it better in performance? The 750 Ti beats it in the benchmarks i have seen.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gtx-750-ti-review,review-32889.html
  5. basdxz said:
    Hello there, this is my first thread on this forums so please point out anything I did wrong so I can improve on it in the future.

    I am looking for a Nvidia Graphics card to be able to play recent games like Hawken and Planetside 2 on 1080p in at least mid settings and get about 30-60fps, I have been looking at the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1 GB Superclocked http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-01gp42753kr it fits into my budget But I have I am not sure if it will do it's best with my CPU which is an AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz, yeah I know I could have gotten a 750 and overclocked but I want this build to last longer and cost me less. These are my relevant specs:

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core
    Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 (Underclocked by the mobo to 1333)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM (Got it used for free)
    Video Card: GT 520 2 GB (No idea about the rest, it runs most games at lowest 720p quite well XD)
    Case: A very... very old case I got for free and it has no branding.
    Power Supply: Tagan 900W (Probably less than that, lets just pretend it's not lying...)

    So yeah, thanks for reading my question and I hope you have a nice day :)


    For around 100, thats the best you will be able to do

    http://cdn4.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-Maxwell-Performance.jpg

    If you can save up some money a 660/ti would be a nice choice.

    Older AMD cards are aslo cheaper, like this 7850
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-Radeon-Edition-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B009VPY8F8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1399461595&sr=1-1&keywords=7850
  6. Theres also the 650 Ti boost available for the same price, beats the 750 ti and 260x in some benchmarks. Less power efficient though.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-650-ti-boost-superclocked-28nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1072mhz-cores-768-factor


    Any of these will be fine with your CPU
  7. it's more then two, there being Incorporated into most next-gen games.
  8. Thank you for helping me fix this problem so quickly, this should be an IRC chat not a forum... Anyways I think I will go with the 750 Ti 2 GB since it appears to be what I need as my GPU. On a final note, what performance should I expect from this setup?
  9. Have a look at the link I posted of the 750 ti review, you can see the performance it will give you. Good luck.
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