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October 27, 2012 11:13:50 PM

I need to get a new graphics card, i have a budget of $250 max. this is my motherboard http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=moth... and i am getting a Rosewill capstone 550w PSU along with the card. thanks for your help!!

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October 27, 2012 11:21:18 PM

I would pick up a GTX 660
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October 28, 2012 1:50:48 AM

thanks for the reply im searching for cards on ebay right now!!
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October 28, 2012 2:17:28 AM

joelw97 said:
I need to get a new graphics card, i have a budget of $250 max. this is my motherboard http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=moth... and i am getting a Rosewill capstone 550w PSU along with the card. thanks for your help!!



I would go for the 7870 2GB Sapphire OC It's not really an overly big GPU and it would go nicely with your PSU and its in your budget $248 (Australian) however Australia is more expensive than well almost anywhere

But you should update your chassis anyway just to maxamize your room as well as air flow here is a benchmark video i found on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUJv3_mUxVQ
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October 28, 2012 3:31:47 AM

refillable said:
Hello, Kindly answer my question.

sorry i dont know what a chassis is, can you please educate me about this "chassis"? :p 
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October 28, 2012 3:35:02 AM

chassis is what you mount all the parts on ... aka PC case

http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/c...

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1. The rectangular, usually steel frame, supported on springs and attached to the axles, that holds the body and motor of an automotive vehicle.
2. The landing gear of an aircraft, including the wheels, skids, floats, and other structures that support the aircraft on land or water.
3. The frame on which a gun carriage moves forward and backward.
4. The framework to which the components of a radio, television, or other electronic equipment are attached.

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October 28, 2012 3:42:22 AM

joelw97 said:
sorry i dont know what a chassis is, can you please educate me about this "chassis"? :p 


pc case

the case you got should be more than fine. i always go for case's with features such as removable hard drive cages and drive bays just to maximize room for radiators and GPU's and to promote better air flow your case has rivets however you can still remove you hard drive cage and cut your lower drive bays but that's an extreme option but i think you should be fine getting the 7870, 660, 660TI, 550Ti, 580
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October 28, 2012 3:46:33 AM

woggy101 said:
I would go for the 7870 2GB Sapphire OC It's not really an overly big GPU and it would go nicely with your PSU and its in your budget $248 (Australian) however Australia is more expensive than well almost anywhere

But you should update your chassis anyway just to maxamize your room as well as air flow here is a benchmark video i found on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUJv3_mUxVQ


Hey on newegg it is 275$, if i was just getting a card i would get it cause it seems better then the GTX 660; but i have to get a psu ram and a new HDD along with it. thanks for the suggestion!! :D 
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October 28, 2012 3:57:54 AM

Get the plain vanilla 7870. Factory over clocks are dumb, because if you wanted to have higher clock rates, you would do it yourself.

7870 is like $250, so right smack dab on your budget :) 

Very good graphics card for the money btw, you won't regret it!
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October 28, 2012 3:58:25 AM

joelw97 said:
Hey on newegg it is 275$, if i was just getting a card i would get it cause it seems better then the GTX 660; but i have to get a psu ram and a new HDD along with it. thanks for the suggestion!! :D 


I dont mean to be nosy but what exactly are you buying? the only reason i ask is there are certain minor thing's you can be scabby on ATM and revisit later just to maximize on your GPU budget just remember the GPU is the most costly if not second most costly component in any build so you want to get it right the first time around
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October 28, 2012 3:59:07 AM

Thank you everyone for your info!! i have found the card i want :D  the GTX 660 FTW signature 2!!
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October 28, 2012 4:07:24 AM

woggy101 said:
I dont mean to be nosy but what exactly are you buying? the only reason i ask is there are certain minor thing's you can be scabby on ATM and revisit later just to maximize on your GPU budget just remember the GPU is the most costly if not second most costly component in any build so you want to get it right the first time around


im going with the gtx 660 FTW signature 2 2GB card, rosewill capstone 550w PSU, Western Digital WD Black 1tb 7200rpm HDD, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 4x2GB DDR3 1333 ram, and rosewill RANGER case. if u can give any advice to save money please do so lol
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October 28, 2012 4:34:56 AM

is this going to be your boot drive? Western Digital WD Black 1tb 7200rpm HDD
do you have other hard drives laying around? the reason i ask is because you can salvage the drive or drives you currently have use them in this build piss the WD black drive off and opt for the OCZ Agility 3 60 GB for $65 bucks so not only are you saving money but you getting a better drive and improved performance. its just things like that you should consider. good luck with your build
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November 4, 2012 11:09:15 PM

Best answer selected by joelw97.
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