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What GPU should I get for my fairly budget build?

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July 21, 2014 9:42:55 PM

I was wondering what gpu I should get for my "budget" gaming pc. (Not including the psu upgrade)
My budget would be around $400, maybe a bit more.
My build (The important stuff, let me know if I should put other stuff)

Intel core i3 4130 @ 3.4GHz
Biostar B85MG LGA 1150
NVIDIA GTX 750ti 2GB
Corsair CX430
8GB of RAM @ 1600 MHz


July 21, 2014 9:45:02 PM

get the geforce gtx 750 ti or if u have more money buy radeon r7 265
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July 21, 2014 9:45:16 PM

Dude your build is pretty perfect exactly what it should be at that price
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July 21, 2014 9:48:15 PM

Nikawiwi said:
I was wondering what gpu I should get for my "budget" gaming pc. (Not including the psu upgrade)
My budget would be around $400, maybe a bit more.
My build (The important stuff, let me know if I should put other stuff)

Intel core i3 4130 @ 3.4GHz
Biostar B85MG LGA 1150
NVIDIA GTX 750ti 2GB
Corsair CX430
8GB of RAM @ 1600 MHz



What country are you buying in?
Maybe a gtx 750, or r7 260x.
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July 21, 2014 9:54:35 PM

Sorry, I worded that all wrong. I actually have the pc but it's my birthday soon and I get about $400 worth of stuff so I'm looking for an upgrade. I want to upgrade the gpu for gaming but if I shouldn't and should get something else let me know. Maybe a cpu and gpu, or just a gpu/cpu?
Thanks and sorry for the confusion.
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July 21, 2014 10:04:53 PM

get a gpu, u have a good cpu
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July 21, 2014 10:09:09 PM

get an i5 4670 and a radeon r9 270x/280
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July 21, 2014 10:11:06 PM

Your PSU is probably not enough for amd gpus. Unless you are going to stick with Nvidia for some time, I'm guessing that you would have to upgrade the psu to a 600w or more to support future upgrades.
What country are you buying the parts in?

EDIT: Including info on Monitor and Hard drive/s would help alot.
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July 21, 2014 10:48:52 PM

fooball said:
Your PSU is probably not enough for amd gpus. Unless you are going to stick with Nvidia for some time, I'm guessing that you would have to upgrade the psu to a 600w or more to support future upgrades.
What country are you buying the parts in?

EDIT: Including info on Monitor and Hard drive/s would help alot.


I'm in the US.
I am gonna upgrade the psu to a cx600m. (Not included in the $400 budget) I have a 1680x1050 monitor. Not the best but it works. I have a 7200rpm 1TB had and an adata sp600 64GB ssd w/ windows 7 pro 64bit.
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July 21, 2014 10:55:38 PM

With the better psu then the r 290 is your card
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July 21, 2014 11:07:04 PM

You can get a R9 280X for $269.99 (free shipping), and save some money to build a brand new computer in a few years (when building a brand new one you can sell your current one too, making back some money).

Lucky you getting better prices and not having to deal with 12% canadian taxes. :p 
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July 22, 2014 7:03:39 AM

fooball said:
You can get a R9 280X for $269.99 (free shipping), and save some money to build a brand new computer in a few years (when building a brand new one you can sell your current one too, making back some money).

Lucky you getting better prices and not having to deal with 12% canadian taxes. :p 


I will probably do this but will I have to upgrade my cpu or can I leave it for the time being? Also, I found that maybe I could get a gtx 770 and the psu? And final question, if I save the money to buy a new pc where do I sell all the parts?
Thank you!

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July 22, 2014 7:28:57 AM

you can leave it for the time being, with mantle games coming out in the droves, the processor may my less of an importance, so there is a use in getting the AMD. But the gtx 770 is actually better and much much stable with its drivers.
In either case AMD or Nvidia , your processor will hold out, there wont be a need to switch to i5 any time soon for you anyway.

For that power supply though, it would be smarter to stick with the Nvidia solution.
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July 22, 2014 8:00:21 AM

So you mean that I should get the 770 w/ the cx600 right?
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July 22, 2014 8:25:36 AM

Nikawiwi said:
So you mean that I should get the 770 w/ the cx600 right?

Grab the EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked ACX for $314.99. Up the PSU to 650W and you'll be golden.
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July 22, 2014 9:38:51 AM

You dont need a 650W PSU as of now, you can easily get away with lesser than 350W, considering the TDP of the i3 is 77W, and a 770 gtx is TDP at 180W, and rest of you peripherals taking out lesser than 30W. you wont require more than 350W at all. since you are running 430W. There is absolutely no need to get another PSU. You are SAFE, just stick the GPU and you are good to go
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July 22, 2014 2:42:35 PM

Wait, so even though it all says I need at least 600W I don't?
Cuz everything on the 770 says "600w minimum" and I don't want problems
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July 22, 2014 2:52:02 PM

get the 600 psu it best for this card. I dot know what the other guy is saying. He is right about the TDP but u need the watts that are written in the specifications.
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July 22, 2014 4:49:00 PM

Nikawiwi said:
fooball said:
You can get a R9 280X for $269.99 (free shipping), and save some money to build a brand new computer in a few years (when building a brand new one you can sell your current one too, making back some money).

Lucky you getting better prices and not having to deal with 12% canadian taxes. :p 


I will probably do this but will I have to upgrade my cpu or can I leave it for the time being? Also, I found that maybe I could get a gtx 770 and the psu? And final question, if I save the money to buy a new pc where do I sell all the parts?
Thank you!


You can sell parts on craigslist or ebay (I think toms hardware has a section for selling too). You could buy a aftermarket cpu cooler and overclock
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July 23, 2014 8:00:22 AM

Nikawiwi said:
Wait, so even though it all says I need at least 600W I don't?
Cuz everything on the 770 says "600w minimum" and I don't want problems


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajiN9aVOv4A

Watch that video and make your own decision. Just check whether your PSU have enough amperage on the 12 volt rail, if so, it will generally step down safely to provide the wattage you need for the card.
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July 23, 2014 12:33:46 PM

Sell your old gpu and psu on craigslist or ebay and regain some money. Then you can overclock your updated build and it will perform better.
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July 23, 2014 1:10:36 PM

Ok, I think I'll sell gpu-psu and get the 770 and cx600(m)
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