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Best Graphics card under $200 for AMD FX 3.1 8 core?

What is the best Graphics card and power supply (if needed) for less than $200? Just picked up a new computer with 3.1 FX 8 core processor and 12 GB DDR3 ram.

I'm looking to play some battlefield 3!
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  1. Hey buddy.

    Is battlefield your only / major concern and what resolution you looking to play at? What PSU do you have currently?
  2. Hi, definetely not only concern. Do some light video editing, photoshop, corel, etc.

    What resolution? Highest res possible at highest settings would be ideal :)

    My PSU right now is only, 350W I believe. Actually unboxing the new PC tonight and will have that exact spec.
  3. best bet is to unbox new PC and list all your details as best you can matey so myself or others can give you best advice. If you are keeping same PSU then i recommend upgrading your PSU as 350W is quite low for modern day GPU's.
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987 if you have the psu to supply it

    if not than something like

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    +

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102968
    if you want modern technology

    hd 6850 if you prefer stronger technology
  5. Best thing you could do is upgrade your PSU which cuts the costs of getting better GPU but it is a must GPU:ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    Free Dirt3 game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer 149.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419

    PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $44.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
  6. ^ note the asus dcii models usually have 2 6 pin slots, although you only need one, there's that very minute chance that something can happen
  7. $203.98 with Rebate
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    bundled with:

    1x ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 ...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.960917
  8. dudewitbow said:
    ^ note the asus dcii models usually have 2 6 pin slots, although you only need one, there's that very minute chance that something can happen
    it will be fine my cousin has same set up. ;)
  9. bigcyco1 said:
    $203.98 with Rebate
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    bundled with:

    1x ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 ...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.960917



    Thats a good combo if I ever get the rebate back! Looking into this option.
  10. shapmb said:
    Thats a good combo if I ever get the rebate back! Looking into this option.
    Cool :)
  11. Why is this one so cheap?! Any downside vs the one you linked? I'm a prime member so could get it here tomorrow.

    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX560-Graphics-01G-P3-1464-KR/dp/B007TMXFE0/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1339692080&sr=1-7
  12. actually looking at the speeds, its slower in all categories.
  13. how do I know what size PSU I 'll need. considering the geforce 560. Current PC has onboard gfx with 350w power supply. WOuld a 430 PSU be enough? For $20 more i can get 600w.
  14. shapmb said:
    how do I know what size PSU I 'll need. considering the geforce 560. Current PC has onboard gfx with 350w power supply. WOuld a 430 PSU be enough? For $20 more i can get 600w.
    I would get the 600w PSU it also would depend on which model PSU your talking about can you post a link to it?
  15. Best answer
    shapmb said:
    Why is this one so cheap?! Any downside vs the one you linked? I'm a prime member so could get it here tomorrow.

    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX560-Graphics-01G-P3-1464-KR/dp/B007TMXFE0/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1339692080&sr=1-7
    The GTX560 SE is a lesser card yes there is a big downside to put it simply it sucks :na:
  16. I appreciate all the help. I decided to splurge a bit more than I wanted, but think I'll be happy.

    Here is what I picked up:

    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1563-AR
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KZHRAM/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00
    (i got a like new card for $170 w/prime shipping and retains warranty)

    Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

    and this for audio card so I dont have to rely on MB
    ASUS PCI 5.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DG
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045JHJSS/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

    Will be here tomorrow for $3.99 shipping with prime.
  17. Best answer selected by shapmb.
  18. shapmb said:
    I appreciate all the help. I decided to splurge a bit more than I wanted, but think I'll be happy.

    Here is what I picked up:

    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1563-AR
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KZHRAM/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00
    (i got a like new card for $170 w/prime shipping and retains warranty)

    Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

    and this for audio card so I dont have to rely on MB
    ASUS PCI 5.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DG
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045JHJSS/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

    Will be here tomorrow for $3.99 shipping with prime.
    Nice! :D
  19. It's no problem.Your very welcome!
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