Graphic card ~230$ budget top

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week/2weeks BUDGET RANGE: USD $100-230

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming(Crysis,D3,DmC,WoT,AC3), watching movies, surfing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: (none building UP PC)
thinking about this power supply: SeaSonic SS-500ET Bronze 500W ATX12V v2.31 80 (not counting into budget)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151080
and was thinking about: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663

or
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB AMP! Edition DDR5 (6200MHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 Ti (1033MHz), PCIe x16, 128bit, 2xDVI, 2xHDMI
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-zotac-gtx-650-ti-amp-edition-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-6200mhz-gddr5-gpu-1033mhz-cores-768-dl-dvi-hdmi

if you can think of any another which can fit better I would be glad to see it :)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: (amd-phenom-ii-x4-965,
gigabyte-ga-970a-d3http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521 (MB),
memory - Kingston DDR3 8GB 1333MHz CL9 egg http://www.officeegghead.com/browse.ihtml?step=5&prodstoreid=12000&pid=1137741)


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (actually none since I am not from any english speaking country I can find it out in local shops )

PARTS PREFERENCES: (none at all)

OVERCLOCKING: if its safe without hurting the pieces, sure lovely :bounce:

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1680x1050)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (my budget for those parts is 296EUR [counting with ZOTAC GTX 650Ti] or translated to $ it is around 392$ would gladly accept even change of configuration if you think of somenthing better for that price)
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  1. Deathaim said:
    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week/2weeks BUDGET RANGE: USD $100-230

    USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming(Crysis,D3,DmC,WoT,AC3), watching movies, surfing

    CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: (none building UP PC)
    thinking about this power supply: SeaSonic SS-500ET Bronze 500W ATX12V v2.31 80 (not counting into budget)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151080
    and was thinking about: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663

    or
    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB AMP! Edition DDR5 (6200MHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 Ti (1033MHz), PCIe x16, 128bit, 2xDVI, 2xHDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-zotac-gtx-650-ti-amp-edition-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-6200mhz-gddr5-gpu-1033mhz-cores-768-dl-dvi-hdmi

    if you can think of any another which can fit better I would be glad to see it :)

    OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: (amd-phenom-ii-x4-965,
    gigabyte-ga-970a-d3http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521 (MB),
    memory - Kingston DDR3 8GB 1333MHz CL9 egg http://www.officeegghead.com/browse.ihtml?step=5&prodstoreid=12000&pid=1137741)


    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (actually none since I am not from any english speaking country I can find it out in local shops )

    PARTS PREFERENCES: (none at all)

    OVERCLOCKING: if its safe without hurting the pieces, sure lovely :bounce:

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1680x1050)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (my budget for those parts is 296EUR [counting with ZOTAC GTX 650Ti] or translated to $ it is around 392$ would gladly accept even change of configuration if you think of somenthing better for that price)


    MSI 7870 should do the job quite nicely at that resolution. £177.34 out the door inc vat.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-radeon-hd-7870-overclocked-28nm-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-1050mhz-1280-cores-dl-dvi-i-hdmi-mdp

    Free bioshock infinite + tomb raider
  2. maxalge said:
    MSI 7870 should do the job quite nicely at that resolution. £177.34 out the door inc vat.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-radeon-hd-7870-overclocked-28nm-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-1050mhz-1280-cores-dl-dvi-i-hdmi-mdp

    Free bioshock infinite + tomb raider


    yeah but budget for graphic card is around 20-30£ lower or I don´t know if I can save more on some other parts of that set up it would be awesome I guess :P
  3. Deathaim said:
    yeah but budget for graphic card is around 20-30£ lower or I don´t know if I can save more on some other parts of that set up it would be awesome I guess :P



    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-radeon-hd-7850-oc-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-900mhz-1024-cores-dvi-hdmi-2x-mini-dp-pluscrossfire-offe

    128.14 out the door with 2 free games.


    650 < 7770 < 650 ti < 7850
  4. maxalge said:


    I want to keep that graphics for 5years at least +- to be able to run things at least on low at the end :D so 1GB under so "low" resoultion is enough and I don´t need to be scared of it right? :) I mean will 1GB of graphic ram enough in near future? :)
  5. 7850 w/ 2 gigs is you best bet or a 7870. If you can find this card in that price range:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tahiti-le-7870-7930-benchmark,3401.html
  6. 5 years? I don't think so. Remember, tech doesn't march along, it sprints like there's a hoard of zombies armed with lazer cannons on it trail. Be prepared to upgrade any machine in 2-3 years if you want to game. I remember maximum pc's dream machine 2008, 5 years ago. They spent upwards of $10000 on it. Had an astounishing 8 gigs of ddr2 at +1000 speeds. memo of the story, you can't build a low end machine and expect to game 5 years in the future on it. BTW for a 230 budget a 7870 is the best bet future proof wise. The 650 tis and 660s 128 and 192 bit memory bus won't last long. And loops, thats a 7870 le, out of price range. It's a crippled 7950.
  7. CheesyHotDogPuff said:
    5 years? I don't think so. Remember, tech doesn't march along, it sprints like there's a hoard of zombies armed with lazer cannons on it trail. Be prepared to upgrade any machine in 2-3 years if you want to game. I remember maximum pc's dream machine 2008, 5 years ago. They spent upwards of $10000 on it. Had an astounishing 8 gigs of ddr2 at +1000 speeds. memo of the story, you can't build a low end machine and expect to game 5 years in the future on it. BTW for a 230 budget a 7870 is the best bet future proof wise. The 650 tis and 660s 128 and 192 bit memory bus won't last long. And loops, thats a 7870 le, out of price range. It's a crippled 7950.



    What he said. and the 7870 le did go on sale for about 230.00. It went out of stock tho...but still if you can jump on it. State side, I think this is the best value as of today:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

    2 games, nice cooler, good overclocker, mail in rebate...

    some CF action (old review and new drivers may make it even better):

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4729/his_radeon_hd_7870_iceq_2gb_video_cards_in_crossfire_overclocked_review/index18.html
  8. so I did some asking (since I dont like TR nor the BIOSHOCK) some of my friends would love them and since I will provide them with half the price I will have enough for http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-radeon-hd-7870-overclocked-28nm-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-1050mhz-1280-cores-dl-dvi-i-hdmi-mdp so thx for help guys :)
  9. Curious why not go for the 7870 Tahiti card its just under the 7950 and is faster then the 7870 and is around the same price as the card you have listed above.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AAAFE7E/?tag=pcp0f-21
  10. bigshootr8 said:
    Curious why not go for the 7870 Tahiti card its just under the 7950 and is faster then the 7870 and is around the same price as the card you have listed above.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AAAFE7E/?tag=pcp0f-21

    didn´t find it on any of our E-shops in country :/ hmm will look for amazon shipping cost maybe will rethink it :)
    so in the end I will drop from idea of 2TB HDD and will buy 1TB instead and go for http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-20-20G/dp/B00AWKYB1M/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361840243&sr=1-2&keywords=PowerColor+HD7870+Myst+Edition :)
  11. Yea that is a better combo honestly. And its not bad not having 2 TB you can always expand there. And normally the larger sized drives have more issues anyway so I would say you are probably safer with a 1 TB drive.
  12. hmm can you help me pick up a power supply because I am not sure if I am able to find some "cheap" power supply with 2 x 6/4 PIN to supply that card?
  13. With that budget I'm sure you can find a deal for HD 7870, for example, you can't really do much better than this:

    SAPPHIRE 100354OC-2L Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

    it is $225 after rebate ($240 up front).
  14. so for graphic card : this seems to be by far best choice http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-20-20G/dp/B00AWKYB1M/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361840243&sr=1-2&keywords=PowerColor+HD7870+Myst+Edition

    but for power supply can I stick with my chosen one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151080

    I am kinda not sure with that extra power supply which SAPPHIRE HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 XT WITH BOOST needs

    or do I have to pick one of http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx power supplies? because when I am looking on pricing of those it would bring me back over price :/ :D never ending story xD
  15. With that power supply you can stick with it yes. You don't have to choose one from that list no its a fairly small list on there end. Although given how Seasonic power supplies typically cost a little more I would get something like a XFX 550

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550
  16. Which uses a Seasonic OEM to note.
  17. Yeah the xfx is made by seasonic, great company.
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