Closed Solved

Best graphics card, November 27 2011, under $200

Hello,
I have a gaming rig and right now am using a Radeon 6450. I have a pretty up to date system besides that. I run the i5 2500k, no over clocking yet. I want to spend under $200 and I need help picking. People say ATI/AMD is unreliable, is this true? and is Nvidia good? I sortof want to try them. Oh, and if there is a good card for $50 or so more, put that in aswell, but aim more for under $200. Thanks
12 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about best graphics card november 2011
  1. Really need to know the rest of your sytem to help. CPU, Motherboard, PSU, and Monitor Resolution.

    Also AMD is reliable, Nvidia is good. They are both good. They both trade blows with each other. Anyone who tells you otherwise is biased. AMD are GENERALLY slightly better cost/performance, and Nvidia comes with Physx.
  2. Awesome thanks,
    MoBo: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155
    CPU: Sandy Bridge 2500k 3.3ghz
    Resolution: 1920×1080/ 1080p
    Well, just by coincidence my PSU just blew out. I had a 600w modular one (brothers old one, no manufacture) Now also, whats a good 600w modular under, lets say $80? haha
  3. Helltech said:
    Really need to know the rest of your sytem to help. CPU, Motherboard, PSU, and Monitor Resolution.

    Also AMD is reliable, Nvidia is good. They are both good. They both trade blows with each other. Anyone who tells you otherwise is biased. AMD are GENERALLY slightly better cost/performance, and Nvidia comes with Physx.

    Wrote answer to question in other reply.
  4. It was hard to find a Modular PSU around that price. If you don't mind paying a little more AND don't mind mail in rebates this would be a great one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    if not...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

    Of course if it doesn't have to be modular there are much better options out there. Anyway you have an amazing system so you can use just about any GPU. So your budget is 200 dollars? Or is it 120 now becuase you had to buy a PSU too?
  5. Helltech said:
    It was hard to find a Modular PSU around that price. If you don't mind paying a little more AND don't mind mail in rebates this would be a great one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    if not...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

    Of course if it doesn't have to be modular there are much better options out there. Anyway you have an amazing system so you can use just about any GPU. So your budget is 200 dollars? Or is it 120 now becuase you had to buy a PSU too?



    I think I will do the mail in rebate one. It is still $200. And in your opinion, modular or non modular? If there is a better non modular for around there, that would be good too. I have the HAF 922 by Cooler Master, so I have plenty of storage space for wires.
  6. I'd recommend going with HD 6870, it's on newegg for $140 with mail-in-rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131378

    And also, you have a big enough case and if you don't mind a few extra wires, I'd recommend going with Corsair TX650 v2 (just in case you don't want 850W)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
  7. Like the 6870, what about the 550 ti?
  8. Best answer
    Well if the HAF 922 you can pretty much hide cables, I mean modular is better, but I'm not completely sold its all that worth it. Examples...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    With the Antec the cables aren't sleeved and what not, yadda yadda, I prefer single rails. The fact is there are a lot of great PSUs out there that are pretty cheap now, just not really the modular ones.

    And with that system, for 200 dollars the best you can get is...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523
  9. Thanks for all the help, will be ordering all the parts very soon hopefully. I will take your advice and get the Corsair PSU you recommended. 2 quick final question. Im planning on building a computer for my little cousin so he can play his new found love for Skyrim. Im down to the RAM and the Graphics card, these good?

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130652

    RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461


    The GPU looks nice, the 2gb will be a good bonus and only $10 more than the 1gb. The Ram looks promising too. After this i will let you be :P thanks for everything
  10. Best answer selected by cfbones.
  11. Which Corsair I linked two. Personally I'd get the 750w one, thats a great price on it.

    For the price on that 550 Ti you can get a 6870 which is better and cheaper.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389

    and for ram, I wouldn't pass this up, its under 20 bucks.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220484
  12. Thanks for everything man!
Ask a new question

Read More

Nvidia Graphics Cards Graphics Product