Graphics for $250 and 1080p

I have built a new computer and i need advice on getting a video card. I have a 1929 x 1080 monitor and i want to be able to have a card that will last at least a year. i prefer nvidia although radeon will do too and my budget is $250. I plan on playing Star Trek online and Railworks 3.

System specs:
i5 3570k
APEVIA ATX-CB700W
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 60 gb
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  1. you can get a gtx 560 ti with it's insane overclocking potential for $210 right now on newegg, and that's disregarding the rebates. That's the best value in that area of the market in my opinion.
  2. Look at the non-reference 560 Ti designs, factory OC'd to 900 Mhz. Among them you will find several models that have upgrade dPCB's and beefed up VRMs. The ones w/ 7 phases or more and the special coolers have been known to top 30% overclocks over the reference card speed.


    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17


    .And make no mistake about these cards straight beast!
    Some to consider ...




    MSI Hawk (950Mhz - 9 phase VRM) $244.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578


    Asus DCII Cu TOP (900Mhz - 7 phase VRM) $239.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425


    Gigabyte OC (900Mhz - 7 phase VRM) $229.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363


    The R7850's performance is about the same as the 560 Ti 900Mhz but R7850 cost about $10 to $20 more
  3. EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $219.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759#top
  4. you might want to wait for GTX 660TI which is rumored to be released this august.
  5. And yes if you aren't worried about temperatures the gtx 480 is an option. The gtx 660 ti is probably going to be at the $300 price point but it will be a good option.
  6. najirion said:
    you might want to wait for GTX 660TI which is rumored to be released this august.


    His budget is $250 not $300, I 660ti is going to perform above the gtx 580 so if the OP can wait a few weeks and chip in another $50 it would be a much better purchase, for $219 the gtx 480 is the best performance option.
  7. HD 7870 for $259 is by far the best price/performance you can get right now. If you need to be under $250, the 7850 is still a better option. It overclocks to speeds upwards of a GTX570 easy.
  8. Yeah best option would be 7870 if you can afford it otherwise the 480 is better than a 7850
  9. HANDS down... Find a GTX 480....
  10. Tier6k is correct.

    hd 7850 is under $250 and i believe the best choice given your $ limit. It also is great on power (130 watts) and heat.

    hd 7870 is around $280 and is better. It will come down if you can wait. Link below gives a basic benchmark and also has cost data. It's handy when comparing gpu's.

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

    GL
  11. IMO the 7850 sucks for the price i had one was not impressed at all get a 7870 or GTX 480 trust me.
  12. Just asking, what is the best GPU for $180?
  13. Anonymous said:
    Just asking, what is the best GPU for $180?

    Sapphire HD 6950 $189 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987
  14. gamerkila57 said:
    +1 except that's not 180 :lol:
  15. Anonymous said:
    Just asking, what is the best GPU for $180?
    Well if you can find a 560 TI that would be best at 180 if not you really are going to half to get a weak card something like a 6850 or 6870 :(
  16. bigcyco1 said:
    Well if you can find a 560 TI that would be best at 180 if not you really are going to half to get a weak card something like a 6850 or 6870 :(

    MSI GTX 560 Ti $180 LOL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578R
  17. gamerkila57 said:
    Good find :D
  18. I'd buy that open box gtx 560 ti hawk in a heartbeat, that is considerably more value than a 7850 or a 7870.
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