Originally Posted by amputate
I'm also in favour of the GTX 630 here.
We have a small gaming system that we mostly use to go to LANs or when we have a friend over that uses a GTX 630.
All-in-all the system was very cheap considering it runs battlefield 3 on ultra.
While there may be some better value/money cards out there but at least I can guarantee you that it runs perfectly on a 300w and it's cheap as all hell.
(We paid less than 50£ for that card)
At what resolution would the gt 630 run bf3 at max settings? When compared to a gt440 which shares similar specs to the gt 630 it struggles on frames in bf3; 25fps~. Keep in mind that it's at 1680x1050 which unless drivers have significantly improved over the years to justify it's lack of cuda processors and architecture.
Though I am unsure whether you are mentioning the gt630 keplar refresh or another card possibly.
I honestly don't think Gddr5 is a significant improvement over gddr3 for such an entry level card; I personally believe the "30" in nvidia's nomenclature targets maximum HTPC performance and at best less than mainstream gaming(with exceptions of course). Having higher memory bandwidth on a gt 630 wouldn't benefit much for gaming applications as it would software applications.
When it comes to more value oriented suggestions on gaming cards I would have to say radeon has the better edge than nvidia. At roughly the same price you can get a 6670 which is significantly more powerful than the gt 630(96 cuda) in terms of gaming. For league of legends it's more than sufficient to run the game flawlessly even at 1080p.