Im composing a budget rig at the moment for video editing and gaming. Started looking around the boards at different gpu's and after checking out the best cards for the money article I want some more advice.
SO if you were looking for the Best video card for around 200 dollars that you could overclock to get the best results what would you choose? extra points: how would you cool it?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 30 days
BUDGET RANGE: ~$200
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming diablo3 bf3 so on, video editing with adobe premier, movie watching
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: rosewill 750 watt
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:not certain on mobo, probable using intel ivy bridge cpu
SLI OR CROSSFIRE:no
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:needs good cooling, hopefully will last more than a year
the 7800 series are approximately as efficient as the late 6xx gen nvidias power wise(because they both are pretty modern gpus in the latest generation). In general, the more generations back you put your card into, the less efficient it will be compared to its modern counterpart.