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Recommend a video card for under $200?

#1FooteNastyPosted 8/23/2013 12:12:33 AM
| i5 2500k | Gigabyte 7850 2GB | 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 | ASUS P8H77-V | Samsung 840P 128GB SSD | Samsung F3R 1TB HD | Antec 902

Need a video card that fits into the above build. The 7850 is complete ****. I have gone through 2 non functioning cards where I get a black screen freeze every time I try to play games for more than 2 minutes. I plan to RMA it again and then just eBay the card they send me for some extra cash. . .

I want to switch to nVIDIA. Don't know much about them but just burnt out on AMD's after this. Was thinking either of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130910

But open to suggestions since I'm pretty much just winging it and don't really know much. . .
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#2fataliPosted 8/23/2013 12:19:37 AM(edited)
The 650ti is slower than your 7850, you may want to stick with the 660 that is a bit faster. or even better try to get a 760.

I would get this over the one you chose:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121660


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#3ZalteraPosted 8/23/2013 12:18:57 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75685
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#4MasterDonGeroPosted 8/23/2013 12:19:27 AM
In my "elitist" opinion, don't go less than the GTX 760.
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#5CraigD91Posted 8/23/2013 12:19:37 AM
man...does nvidia have anything that really competes in the price/performance ration other than the 760 right now?

Stick with amd...get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

Bang on $200 with the mail in rebate.
#6FooteNasty(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 1:35:09 AM(edited)
MasterDonGero posted...
In my "elitist" opinion, don't go less than the GTX 760.


So how's this?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130934

It's more than I want to spend, but its both eVGA and nVIDIA which is good since I'm completely anti AMD and especially GIGABYTE at the moment because they produced the card I talked about in first post. . .

Also, should I wait or is now the time to buy something? Just curious if any big sales are coming up like end of summer or Labor Day? Didn't want to drop $250 now if I could be spending $190 in 2-3 weeks?
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#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/23/2013 2:44:07 AM
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75685

This right here is a very good suggestion.

GTX660/660Ti are what you should be looking at around $200. 660 for ~$170-$180, Ti for ~$200-220.
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#8superstud69xPosted 8/23/2013 2:52:03 AM
FooteNasty posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
In my "elitist" opinion, don't go less than the GTX 760.


So how's this?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130934

It's more than I want to spend, but its both eVGA and nVIDIA which is good since I'm completely anti AMD and especially GIGABYTE at the moment because they produced the card I talked about in first post. . .

Also, should I wait or is now the time to buy something? Just curious if any big sales are coming up like end of summer or Labor Day? Didn't want to drop $250 now if I could be spending $190 in 2-3 weeks?


Excellent choice. 10-15% stronger than the 660ti, and later on down the line you can SLI it (add a second of the same card) and get Titan level performance. Yes, it is more expensive than the 660ti, but it is worth every penny!
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#9maybecallsPosted 8/23/2013 3:08:36 AM
re. SLI......... Does that motherboard support it?

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H77V/#specifications


It only mentions Crossfire on there. Maybe I missed it.
#10godplaysSNESPosted 8/23/2013 8:13:52 AM
You listed everything except your PSU
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