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I'm building a budget gaming PC, just need advice on the graphics card please!

I'm building a budget gaming PC. I have chosen all the components but can't choose a graphics card.

Asus H97M-E Motherboard
Intel Core i3 4130
HyperX FURY Series 4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Corsair CX500

Willing to spend £50-100 on graphics card. If you have any advice on the already chosen stuff I'll happily hear it! :D
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  1. You really want a better quality PSU.

    For that price, you are looking at an r9 260x which will comfortably play games at medium settings.
  2. tiny voices said:
    You really want a better quality PSU.

    For that price, you are looking at an r9 260x which will comfortably play games at medium settings.


    Ah really? The PSU is the one thing I'm salvaging from my old PC.

    Yeah the R7 260X looks good though thanks, seems to be quite a bit better than my 9800GT haha.
  3. lol, yes the 260x is many many times better than that old GPU.

    Ans yeah, the cx units form Corsair are not great.
  4. tiny voices said:
    lol, yes the 260x is many many times better than that old GPU.

    Ans yeah, the cx units form Corsair are not great.


    Ah ok. I found a GTX 660 for £100 which would be the end of my budget, but my other components wouldn't do it justice and as you said my PSU is a bit rubbish. However I found a GTX 750 ti for that price too, and its super low power consumption. Do you think that'll work well?
  5. PSU isn't trash, it is just not great. It is fine for a build that doesn't need alot of power. The 750ti is a great option.
  6. Again potato speaking .
    What is wrong with the cx500 w psu. Its very good and more than you would need. It could hold a r9 280x if needed with dat i3( mind the botlleneck).
    Best card for you in the money however is indeed r7 260x ( basically a upclocked 7790) which is very good.
    Or go for the r9 265 also very good for
  7. It uses junk capacitors and fails all the time, frying computers left and right. The CX units are BARELY average quality at best.
  8. Cx500 will hold its ground. Dat config i mentioned wont take more than 300w dammit. Even if you OC the card it will still not reach more than 400w.
  9. I'm not saying it will take anything close to 500w. The power draw has nothing to do with the failing capacitors. They are just as likely to fail at any load. Plain and simple fact is that the CX units are sub-par.
  10. The cx Series is fine for a budget build! I have had no problems with it in my experience. As Stated above the 265 is good :) the 750 ti is rather overpriced. The non ti is a better deal, but just a bit slower... I would say go with the gtx660 / 260x/265 for performance or the r9 270 if you can find a good deal :) The gtx 750 non ti if u care about power savings and a better Price/performance ratio than the ti :)
  11. Best answer
    If afordable take take the r9 270 non x. Why:
    -its 30$ cheaper (as low as 150$)
    -it has exactly the same core config as the x version(1280:80:32)
    -it has just one 6 pin power conector ( the second connector is just for better OC which is no really the case- i would risk OCing it but i cant tell you do the same)
    270 non x really seems best option.
  12. if budget is tight id suggest a AMD HD 7770 1gb , battlefield 3 , same processor as yours i have and it will run at 60 fps ,aa off , and at high settings,
    now if you can up your budget id say get a r7 260 and get a better psu (although i think yours is sufficient )
  13. 7770 is a weak GPU. I say that cuzz i have it. At least a r9 260x is needed for decent play.
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