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What is the best mid range graphics card right now. 200 dollar range

#1ILoveYouPosted 3/19/2014 6:16:55 PM
I usually prefer nvidia. My gtx 460 gave out on me as well as my processor so im gonna grab a new processor and graphics card. I know which processor im getting but i'm not to current with the graphics cards.

any help is appreciated
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#2PhilOnDezPosted 3/19/2014 6:23:02 PM
270x if you can find one in that price range, 660 if you can't (660 has been as low as $150 recently, if it's anywhere near that price is get it over the 270x).
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#3JockoPosted 3/19/2014 9:15:03 PM
As of right now the 270x is the best value in the $200 range. I agree with PhilOnDez if you could get a 660 for $150 but the cheapest out there is $180. The extra $20 for the 270x is worth it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129281&clickid=wIn3EPU8Gyvo2hw1cEweD3o7UkTTxa2NTxBv280&iradid=97618&ircid=2106&irpid=79301&nm_mc=AFC-IR&cm_mmc=AFC-IR-_-na-_-na-_-na
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#4TES_NutPosted 3/20/2014 12:43:23 AM
I got a 2x 660ti setup. It's not your price range, but I'm happy with it until the 880 becomes affordable.
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#5ConkerPosted 3/20/2014 3:57:01 AM(edited)
Newegg has the open box Asus DC2 GTX 660 on sale for $153.99, that's a really good price even considering someone opened/used it for a short time. If you don't mind that, I'd recommend picking one up. Could prob even sell it for profit in a few months.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121660R

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#6SigalphaPosted 3/20/2014 4:19:14 AM
I'd just like to point out that many of the previously mentioned cards are PCI-E 3.0 and may not be supported by your current motherboard. If you are looking for a PCI-E 2.0 card the 580 GTX is one of the best bang-for-your-buck cards on the market.
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#7ConkerPosted 3/20/2014 4:26:43 AM
Sigalpha posted...
I'd just like to point out that many of the previously mentioned cards are PCI-E 3.0 and may not be supported by your current motherboard. If you are looking for a PCI-E 2.0 card the 580 GTX is one of the best bang-for-your-buck cards on the market.


PCI-E is 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 slots.
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#8Fargoth272Posted 3/20/2014 6:22:45 AM
TES_Nut posted...
I got a 2x 660ti setup. It's not your price range, but I'm happy with it until the 880 becomes affordable.


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#9rareware101Posted 3/20/2014 6:25:36 AM
Conker posted...
Sigalpha posted...
Iand 'd just like to point out that many of the previously mentioned cards are PCI-E 3.0 and may not be supported by your current motherboard. If you are looking for a PCI-E 2.0 card the 580 GTX is one of the best bang-for-your-buck cards on the market.


PCI-E is 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 slots.


Conker posted...
Sigalpha posted...
I'd just like to point out that many of the previously mentioned cards are PCI-E 3.0 and may not be supported by your current motherboard. If you are looking for a PCI-E 2.0 card the 580 GTX is one of the best bang-for-your-buck cards on the market.


PCI-E is 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 slots.


And also makes cock all difference as 2.0 offer more than enough bandwidth. 3.0 is another example of pushing standards to sell hardware.
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#10DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/20/2014 8:57:36 AM
rareware101 posted...
Conker posted...
Sigalpha posted...
Iand 'd just like to point out that many of the previously mentioned cards are PCI-E 3.0 and may not be supported by your current motherboard. If you are looking for a PCI-E 2.0 card the 580 GTX is one of the best bang-for-your-buck cards on the market.


PCI-E is 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 slots.


Conker posted...
Sigalpha posted...
I'd just like to point out that many of the previously mentioned cards are PCI-E 3.0 and may not be supported by your current motherboard. If you are looking for a PCI-E 2.0 card the 580 GTX is one of the best bang-for-your-buck cards on the market.


PCI-E is 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 slots.


And also makes cock all difference as 2.0 offer more than enough bandwidth. 3.0 is another example of pushing standards to sell hardware.


No, it's a matter of establishing standards to stay ahead of the bend. It's very common in PC hardware. Until we had Solid State drives, SATA spec was also always well beyond what harddrives could transfer.
Since it's completely backwards and forwards compatible, it does jack all to sell new hardware.
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