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Help me choose a GPU , GTX750 , R7 260X in a Intel Celeron G1820 budget gaming system.

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June 2, 2014 9:06:20 AM

I recently have build a budget system and looking to get a mid end graphics card to play some newer games.
My budget will be around 100,- euro

Here are my system specs:

Intel Haswell Celeron G1820 2,7GHz
GigaByte H81M
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
Kingston SSD 60GB
Hitachi HDD 160GB
Corsair CX 430Watt

I found some nice cards just within my budget,

for 100,-
Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB
Palit GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC 1GB
MSI N750-1GD5/OC 1GB

for 110,-
Palit GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC 2GB
Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB
Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB

#1 now I'm wondering will the extra 1GB memory be worth spending the extra 10,-? My motherboard is limited to 1024MB for dedicated video memory.

#2 And, how will my Celeron 2,7 GHz with 2Mb cache will hold up with these GPU's?

#3 How is the GTX650 or HD7770 compared to these cards? I can get them for 15,- less. And you know its a budget build :) 

Thanks !

June 2, 2014 9:20:54 AM

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php plug in video card in the search, write down the ranking and compare. If the difference between the 1 gig and 2 gig models, may as well get the 2 gig, although with that slower CPU you won't be running on high enough detail to matter.
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June 2, 2014 9:25:21 AM

Gaming is more dependent on the graphics card than the cpu.
If you are using integrated graphics, a discrete card will be a big boost for you.
I think your G1820 will be fine.
Think about changing it out only after you evaluate the performance with your new graphics card.

I would favor one of the GTX750 cards. They run quiet and require less power. Your cx430 can handle it easily. The performance of the GTX750 and R70260X will be similar.

As o 2gb vram vs 1gb, I don't know. I would spend the $10 extra.

The motherboard 1024mb memory will not be used since it is the discrete card that will have the vram. You will be able to disable the integrated graphics and/or reduce the motherboard vram to the minimum.

GTX650 and 7770 are older gen cards and are a bit slower.
Regardless of the card, you mostly are getting the performance you are paying for.


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June 2, 2014 9:26:10 AM

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB is your best option. The extra 1GB memory for 10% increase cost is worth.
Your motherboard is ok! No problem!

You should start to save for i5 upgrade :) 
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June 2, 2014 9:30:36 AM

Thank you guys, for the quick answers!


filippi I go with the Palit GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC with 2GB memory :) 

Thanks again.
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June 2, 2014 1:24:22 PM

Sure! Good luck mate!
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