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Looking for a Graphics card under 300

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December 23, 2012 9:37:21 PM

I am currently working on the parts list for my first build. I do like my fair share of games but I wouldn't consider myself a die-hard PC Gamer. The Games I Would Like To Play:
BF3
Minecraft
Tekkit
StarCraft 2
Skyrim

Not really an OC fan, as I don't want to screw something up.

I will be running one 1080p monitor and will be probably running a PSU anywhere from 650-750 watts.

I really don't mind AMD vs NVIDIA. I'm just looking for the best bang for my buck.

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December 23, 2012 9:42:03 PM

These games that you are going to play mainly favor nVidia so I guess GTX 660ti is your best choice :)  BUT thats if you meant cards under 300 Dollars. If you meant 300 Pound Sterling, I guess GTX 670 will be your best choice.
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December 23, 2012 9:44:10 PM

Commandermadi

I was thinking about the 7870 or 7950 and I'm talking about USD, sorry for the confusion.
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December 23, 2012 9:45:49 PM

get a HD 7870 PCS+ or standard one.
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December 23, 2012 9:49:02 PM

BRONZ3 said:
Commandermadi

I was thinking about the 7870 or 7950 and I'm talking about USD, sorry for the confusion.


HD 7950 is a very good card, but I recommended the nVidia ones because their benchmark results in the games you listed are higher than the AMD ones especially BF3 and Starcraft II but on one monitor, the difference is not going to be felt so go with the 7950 or the 660ti, you can't go wrong with either. Considering the HD 7870, the 7950 is better than it with at least 10-15 fps more in games you listed I guess.
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December 23, 2012 9:51:37 PM

since the 12.11 drivers AMD has pulled ahead in BF3, and which is the most demanding game on your list. 7950 is under $300, minus another $20-30 with rebates.
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December 23, 2012 9:53:47 PM

abbadon_34 said:
since the 12.11 drivers AMD has pulled ahead in BF3, and which is the most demanding game on your list. 7950 is under $300, minus another $20-30 with rebates.


+1 The difference between the 660ti and 7950 won't be noticeable as I told you.
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