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Things I should look for in a Graphics Card? Looking to spend under $200.

#115RCPosted 10/13/2013 4:16:29 PM(edited)
Been looking at the EVGA GeForce GTX cards. Not sure if I should get the 650, 650 Ti, or 660. More than 1 GB memory? 192 bits?
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/13/2013 4:17:02 PM(edited)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127761

The R9 270X is the best card for under 200 dollars at the moment (not counting shipping). Not sure which brand is best but that one looks good
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#3NicodimusPosted 10/13/2013 4:22:03 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003523l

The 7950 for $190 is a better deal IMO.
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#4JockoPosted 10/13/2013 4:28:05 PM
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003523l

The 7950 for $190 is a better deal IMO.

This. No question. The 7950 has been the best bang for buck for the past month ever since there have been sales for it under $200. It's still a no brainer unless you have an unreasonable hatred towards AMD.
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#5Snuckie7Posted 10/13/2013 4:29:37 PM
Jocko posted...
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003523l

The 7950 for $190 is a better deal IMO.

This. No question. The 7950 has been the best bang for buck for the past month ever since there have been sales for it under $200. It's still a no brainer unless you have an unreasonable hatred towards AMD.


It's probably been the best bang for buck ever since it came out, with overclocking taken into consideration.
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#6PathlessBulletPosted 10/13/2013 4:34:06 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
Jocko posted...
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003523l

The 7950 for $190 is a better deal IMO.

This. No question. The 7950 has been the best bang for buck for the past month ever since there have been sales for it under $200. It's still a no brainer unless you have an unreasonable hatred towards AMD.


It's probably been the best bang for buck ever since it came out, with overclocking taken into consideration.



Doubtful you'd get any decent OC's out of the cards now.
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#7Snuckie7Posted 10/13/2013 4:43:31 PM
Now, it's a $200 card instead of $300/$400 one, so it's still a good deal.
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#815RC(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 4:46:02 PM
Thanks for the recommendations. Certain specs I should look out for? Reason to go with AMD over Nvidia? My current card is done for, an AMD card by XFX.
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#9NicodimusPosted 10/13/2013 4:50:55 PM(edited)
15RC posted...
Reason to go with AMD over Nvidia?


Honestly, it isn't so much brand loyalty as it is which specific card is the best value at a given price point. At the moment, the 7950 performance smokes the nvidia cards around $200, so that's the reason.

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#1015RC(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 5:22:18 PM
Nicodimus posted...
15RC posted...
Reason to go with AMD over Nvidia?


Honestly, it isn't so much brand loyalty as it is which specific card is the best value at a given price point. At the moment, the 7950 performance smokes the nvidia cards around $200, so that's the reason.


I see. The AMD cards do seem to be a better value. Which brands are reliable? Not looking to get another XFX.
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