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Hey Guys, I am looking for a $200 GPU for my HTPC.
I have a FM2+ Mitx running a 760K. (not OCed yet)
I will be using a 50" Plasma for a monitor.
The system will be used for Steam, Netflix and whatever a HTPC is used for.
I have been looking at the R260x and the 750Ti (I cant find a R265 in stock)
Would the 260x/265x/750Ti be enough to game with-decent settings?
I would like to order in the next day or so.
As of now, I am leaning towards the 750Ti over the 260x, but I would like the 265 over the 750Ti.
I might just pick up the 750Ti now and see how it does, if it doesnt work, I will upgrade and use the 750Ti in another build, or sell it to a friend.
If I was using a APU, I would lean towards the 260x.
Well, it looks like I pretty much answered my own question-750 Ti it is-unless the 265x shows up in a day or so and is in the $200 price range.

I would still like some input on this.


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if its only for a HTPC i would grab the 750ti

hell i have a 5450 in my parents HTPC and i dont think it even get utilised above 40%
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if its only for a HTPC i would grab the 750ti

hell i have a 5450 in my parents HTPC and i dont think it even get utilised above 40%

Thanks for the reply.
I will also be using this as a Steam Gaming system.
I was going to pick up a APU, but wasn't sure if it would run smooth gaming on the Plasma, so I went with the 760k and a discrete GPU.
I am looking at the EVGA FTW model, but it is out of stock.


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I would go for 7870 if its for gaming as well. Or whatever is the new equivalent - 270/270x? They should be by now roughly in that ballpark. Granted these cards can be somewhat noisy at full whack so it might be reasonable to go with aftermarket cooler and/or undervolting and clocking for keeping thermals and noise in check.
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I would go for 7870 if its for gaming as well. Or whatever is the new equivalent - 270/270x? They should be by now roughly in that ballpark. Granted these cards can be somewhat noisy at full whack so it might be reasonable to go with aftermarket cooler and/or undervolting and clocking for keeping thermals and noise in check.

Thanks.
I was looking at the 270(x), but it is a little out of my price range-$200 is pushing it.
If the 265 is priced as they say, runs as they say and is in stock soon, I might hold off and wait for it.
Funny thing is, I keep getting drawn to the 750Ti-lol
Newegg has the SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 270 for $229.99 free shipping and I don't have to pay tax.....BUT, I only have $229.01 in my paypal account-and this is all I have to spend-lol

So, if I don't cheese out and grab a 750Ti, I will wait for more info on the 256.
If the 265 is a bust, I will try and throw a few more $$$ at paypal and just get a 270
I have a 290 for another new build and I am running a 7950 now, was wanting to try something green in this build-gotta spread the love-lol


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I guess I can search the for sale thread here.
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Well nothing inherently wrong with nVidia. I'm just not familiar with their offerings so that is why I suggested the AMD one - bcos I have an idea how it performs under different scenarios.
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Well nothing inherently wrong with nVidia. I'm just not familiar with their offerings so that is why I suggested the AMD one - bcos I have an idea how it performs under different scenarios.

I don't care what brand, just looking for the best card.
Honestly, if the 265 was available and is what they say it is, I would/will be all over it.
I guess I am in the "I gotta buy something NOW" mode-lol
I think I am going to see what happens this week.
The 265 should be out (hopefully) and I can get a few more $$ in my pocket.
...and hopefully price drops.....


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Depends on how quick you're looking to to get this. Amazon warehouse has 270s right around the $200 mark, but they're presently sold out in that range. Other than that, I'd probably go with the 750 Ti
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Thanks for all the info/help.
I found this-SAPPHIRE R9 270X 4GB for $229.99 so I went with it.
There should be plenty of horsepower to do what I need.
Again...Thanks.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 SABERTOOTH 990FX MSI 7950 TF3 2x4GB GSkill 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial 256GB-OS/Steam 1.5TB WD Storage none-yup,none!!! XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 & EX280 (cpu & gpu) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 64bit Crossover 27" Max Nighthawk X8 (Browns) SeaSonic X Series X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 650D Razer DeathAdder Kitchen Table Xonar STX 
Other
HD 598's 
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New One
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 SABERTOOTH 990FX MSI 7950 TF3 2x4GB GSkill 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial 256GB-OS/Steam 1.5TB WD Storage none-yup,none!!! XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 & EX280 (cpu & gpu) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 64bit Crossover 27" Max Nighthawk X8 (Browns) SeaSonic X Series X-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 650D Razer DeathAdder Kitchen Table Xonar STX 
Other
HD 598's 
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