Best GPU under $200?

Hi, im from australia, and was wondering what the best graphics card under $200 is, i was thinking the HD 6870?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PowerColor-AMD-ATI-Radeon-HD6870-1GB-Gaming-Video-Card-DDR5-DVI-HDMI-PCIE-/220984391507?pt=AU_Components&hash=item3373b23753#ht_5959wt_1110

My specs are:
Intel i7-2700K
Intel Z77 Chipset Motherboard
8Gb Dual Channel DDR3-1333 RAM
Western Digital 2Tb 7200rpm 64M Cache SATAIII HD
Samsung SH-222 22X Dual Layer SATA Driver with Nero 10
Widetech 550W Super Silent PSU

Does that seem like a good setup with the HD 6870?
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  1. no the hd 6870 is one of the best card of its price it can handle every games at 1080p with high settings with some aa or none and it will be an nice setup including hd 6870 its an good card.:)

    that powercolor one is not that good in cooling and overclocking you should get this one for just $19 above your budget it is an nice card with good cooling and overclocking ability.:)

    check this review for more information:)

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-6870-hawk-review/13
  2. Yes it's decent.But could you see another brands?
  3. Any brand as long as its under $200 or around that price. :)

    I was either thinkin gtx560 or hd 6870, which is better? :)
  4. I'm in the same boat, looking for a card under $200. Thumpin, have you seen the 560ti for $199 on newegg (after mail-in rebate)? that's the one I was thinking of getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
  5. 550W should be plenty to power any of the graphic cards mentioned assuming he's not going to SLI/Crossfire
  6. This is better due to dual fan (performance is about the same) cooler for just additional $5:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Gigabyte-GeForce-GTX-560-1GB-Video-Card-GV-N56GOC-1GI-/300625624759?pt=AU_Components&hash=item45feaefeb7
    But if you can win the bid on this one at <$200, it is definitely a winner.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ASUS-Radeon-HD-6950-1GB-256-bit-/320897003458?pt=AU_comp_dekstop&hash=item4ab6f3afc2

    But whatever options you choose... that Widetech 550W Super Silent PSU have to go... :(
  7. yeah true... PSU
  8. How does this psu look?
    Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 500W (80 Plus Bronze Certified)
    If i do this, my new setup will be:
    i5 2500k
    HD6870
    8gb
    1tb

    Seem good?
  9. Or a gtx560, will that setup be enough to max or atleast HIGH BF3?
  10. randomkid said:

    Okay for the GPU, the thing is, my dad wont let me buy a custom built pc, so i have to buy a pre-built, i have picked out this one because my budget is <$925. What do you think i should upgrade on it? like the most important ones? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Intel-Core-i5-2500K-Unlocked-3-3Ghz-8GB-1TB-DVDRW-Desktop-PC-Computer-/360405160447?pt=AU_comp_dekstop&hash=item53e9d251ff#ht_9932wt_1240
  11. Yeah, I see. Very bad then...

    If you want overclocking, I recommend you to get an aftermarket CPU cooler. This is one of my favourite:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=18670

    For RAM, How about getting a 1600Mhz RAM? There is not much price difference and there is a performance difference.

    6870 Would be nice for your system. But I recommend not getting Powercolor, because in newegg it has bad reviews (the card itself is taken out now, but I remember it's overall rating was 3/5 eggs)

    Case, This is a very good case

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_238&products_id=18223

    For PSU, CX500 seems good too.
  12. Antec 900
  13. Antec 900 or DF-10 which would be better? I like the look of the DF-10 better, and what upgrades should i do from that page?
    like upgrade to z77 or is z68 fine?
    Antec Neo eco 620w?
  14. thumpin said:

    To be honest, its not a very good idea. If you get that pre-built, you are stuck with a questionable PSU. If you need to upgrade the graphics card, you have to replace the PSU & end-up doing lots of uninstalling & re-installing anyway. It more work actually than if you actually assemble the PC yourself.

    If your Dad is not a techie, then it is tough for you to convince him. But in my experience, buying OEM is regretful not to say wasteful.
  15. Yeah thanks, ive tried to explain to him a million times but it ends up with him saying, your not effing getting one, get to your room, etc. So ive been waiting 3 years, and i really would like a pc.

    i5 2500k
    ga-z77-d3h
    DF-10
    GTX560
    Antec neo eco 620w

    Does that seem good?
  16. By DF-10 do you mean a Dark Fleet Case?
    In any case, the processor, mobo, gpu & PSU combo is good. Go for it lest Dad change his mind. :)
  17. Yeah good man :).
  18. Okay sweet thanks, one more thing, if i do get a build, how can i get this to be under $860
    i5 2500k
    gtx560ti
    8gb corsair
    cm storm enforcer
    z77 pro3
    Seagate barracuda 500gb
    Corsair cx500 or OCZ fatal1ty 550w modular

    Thanks :)
  19. thumpin said:
    Okay sweet thanks, one more thing, if i do get a build, how can i get this to be under $860
    i5 2500k
    gtx560ti
    8gb corsair
    cm storm enforcer
    z77 pro3
    Seagate barracuda 500gb
    Corsair cx500 or OCZ fatal1ty 550w modular

    Thanks :)

    I got the cm enforcer too... :D
    But what do your mean how to get the build under $860. Better if you can put the price per each component so we can tell which is overprice or not for the build.
  20. Thanks, but id rather 1600mhz. :)
  21. ok so you are good to go and for more better airflow if u can get get an antec nine hundred otherwise this coolermaster one is also nice and big in size then that.:)
  22. thumpin said:

    The Asus 560Ti is $245 while the MSI 560 (without ti) below:
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1245&products_id=18853
    which is only $159. The 560 is enough for 1920x1080 if that's what your are gaming on. So if you take the MSI 560, you bring down the total cost to $821.00 This is way below your $860 target so can still get this PSU Instead of the OCZ (its not modular like the OCZ but how often do your install & uninstall a PC?):
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_354&products_id=17211
    and your total will still be just $851.
  23. Yeah but if I drop the 560ti , I wouldn't need a 750 psu and dropping the 560ti would mean a huge loss in performance wouldn't it?
  24. thumpin said:
    Yeah but if I drop the 560ti , I wouldn't need a 750 psu and dropping the 560ti would mean a huge loss in performance wouldn't it?

    No. I put in the 650W corsair in case your will have the chance to do SLI. ;)
    And no, the 560 certainly does not perform worse than 560 ti. If you look at the Tom's Best Graphics card for the money, the 560 is best at ~$180 ( whereas you get the MSI only at $159). Meanwhile, the 560 ti is best at ~$220 but the Asus is $245. So certainly, the MSI 560 is certainly a better deal.
  25. Storm Enforcer.. Nice case But if you want a cheaper case, this would probably do well too

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_238&products_id=18604

    Also, you can drop the 560 Ti to a 6870/560 non Ti, the performance difference is not that far actually
  26. Will the GTX560 MSI max out bf3, or atleast high?
  27. Not max out... In 1920x1080 I think, it would run BF3 at high with decent FPS.
  28. The monitor i have is an Acer p191w, will it max out on that? its pretty old.
  29. Not sure, maybe... 30fps I guess
  30. Okay sweet, thanks. :)
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