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Best $250 GPU?

#1MichaelWStevensPosted 8/26/2013 8:02:05 PM
Upgrading from the XFX Radeon HD 7770 to the MSI GTX 760 Gaming, in all likelihood:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745

Best GPU I could find in the price range. I COULD go for a 7970, but something about the GTX 760 is more appealing to me. I guess because it saves me enough money to replace my faulty RAM.

I think the GPU will allow for Medium/High settings, 1080p at 60+ FPS easily, for at least a couple of years, yeah?
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#2Sasuke_ItachiPosted 8/26/2013 8:04:16 PM
I have that same card, it's awesome.
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#3GreenMage7Posted 8/26/2013 8:07:19 PM
Are you willing to overclock your card? Because if you are then the 7950 offers better performance for less money. Even if you don't want to change the voltage.
#4TheFeshPincePosted 8/26/2013 8:08:00 PM
Should be good. I would still suggest the 7970.
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#5Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 8/26/2013 8:18:13 PM
7950
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#6MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 8:25:26 PM
I have a 600W PSU to work with. I'm not sure if the 7950 OC'd will run as cool as I'd like it to.

I've been considering the 7950, but down the road I also plan on changing motherboards from an ASROCK Pro3 to this MSI board...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643

Not sure if that really matters but yeah.

I'm pretty set on the GTX 760. But out of curiosity, what 7950 variant would you recommend?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127737
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

Or some other model?

Also, I do a lot of video editing and rendering in Sony Vegas, if that matters.
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#7TheFeshPincePosted 8/26/2013 8:29:30 PM
MichaelWStevens posted...
I have a 600W PSU to work with. I'm not sure if the 7950 OC'd will run as cool as I'd like it to.

I've been considering the 7950, but down the road I also plan on changing motherboards from an ASROCK Pro3 to this MSI board...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643

Not sure if that really matters but yeah.

I'm pretty set on the GTX 760. But out of curiosity, what 7950 variant would you recommend?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127737
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

Or some other model?

Also, I do a lot of video editing and rendering in Sony Vegas, if that matters.


MSI
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#8Panzer_SquidPosted 8/26/2013 8:49:34 PM(edited)
The Sapphire is probably the best. Wait for the Sapphire card that's out of stock to be restocked. It's around $210 AR or something and it should be the best.

The MSI one has a reference cooler (which are crap) and the others are unnecessarily expensive. Here, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

I don't recommend the XFX Double D either. The fans are crap
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#9TheFeshPincePosted 8/26/2013 8:50:00 PM
Panzer_Squid posted...
The Sapphire is probably the best. Wait for the Sapphire card that's out of stock to be restocked. It's around $210 AR or something and it should be the best.

The MSI one has a reference cooler (which are crap) and the others are unnecessarily expensive. Here, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026


I would pick the MSI Twin Frozr over the Sapphire.
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#10MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 8:51:23 PM
Panzer_Squid posted...
The Sapphire is probably the best. Wait for the Sapphire card that's out of stock to be restocked. It's around $210 AR or something and it should be the best.

The MSI one has a reference cooler (which are crap) and the others are unnecessarily expensive. Here, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

I don't recommend the XFX Double D either. The fans are crap


I didn't know Twin Frozr IV was reference. O_o

Thought it was special or something.
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