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Best graphics card, November 27 2011, under $200

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November 28, 2011 3:06:49 AM

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
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November 28, 2011 3:12:19 AM

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.
November 28, 2011 3:23:51 AM

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
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November 28, 2011 3:35:11 AM

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.
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November 28, 2011 3:44:34 AM

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=N82E168...

if not...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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?

November 28, 2011 3:52:08 AM

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=N82E168...

if not...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
November 28, 2011 4:06:04 AM

Like the 6870, what about the 550 ti?

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November 28, 2011 4:10:10 AM
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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=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
November 28, 2011 4:21:28 AM

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=N82E168...

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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
November 28, 2011 4:30:11 AM

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November 28, 2011 4:35:36 AM

Thanks for everything man!
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