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Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well for you.

I want to buy a new GPU for my sig rig. My budget is around $200. Preferably under $200.

Unfortunately I am in college and so I am out of the loop. Before I left for this school year I was thinking of purchasing a ATI 7870 or the 7890 and overclocking it to match the 7930. (I believe that is correct if I remember.) However, there are many new graphics cards on the market now and so I am uncertain which graphics card is the best bang for buck.

Games that I play: Combat Arms. WoW. Call of Duty. Battlefield 4...Basically anything and everything.

Preferred resolution: 1080p~. I will either game on my 24" monitor, 55" TV, or my projector.

Preferred FPS: I like smooth: 60 is not required. I am a college student so I can't fish out money for constant 60 fps.

Purchase date: May or June.. Or July.. Whenever I have the money.

In closing:

$200 budget
60fps not required
Overclocking is an option
Sig rig is the target machine for this card

Thank you for your time and knowledge guys! (and girls!)

P.S. Let me know if I forgot any information that you guys need to know to recommend ideas to me.
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post #2 of 16
If you're buying it in May/June/July pricing may have changed by then. Probably better off asking when you have the money in your wallet smile.gif
post #3 of 16
Much reading and product education you have to do. I'd wait for the April release, but this'll get you started.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

Cliffs: This summer is gonna be a great time for vid card enthusiasts as well as budget conscious buyers snatching up all the used vid cards that people are selling when upgrading to the latest AMD/Nvidia offerings.
post #4 of 16
I'd say the GTX 660 is a good contender for your build.
post #5 of 16
For 200$ I'd suggest looking at the 265, 270 or 270x by AMD.
I'd honestly suggest looking a good 270 or a 270x that is on sale.
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=91078&vpn=11217-01-20G&manufacture=SAPPHIRE&promoid=1296
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=94044&vpn=CGAX-R927X614&manufacture=Club3D&promoid=1296

I would suggest the sapphire though.
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I suggest a used 7950 or 7970/R9 280x. Litecoin mining has died and people are selling them like mad. Buyers market.
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I suggest a used 7950 or 7970/R9 280x. Litecoin mining has died and people are selling them like mad. Buyers market.
Oh yeah thats exactly what you want to buy. A card that was used for X amount of days/months at 100% usage 24 hours a day. Totally a good buy rolleyes.gif
There's a reason they are so cheap. And its not completely because of market saturation.
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A GTX 760 or an R9 270x and if you want to save a little just get an R9 270 and overclock it
     
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Ive got a 7870Ghz, and i can play BF4 on ultra with ~50 FPS.  If you're fine with a year old card, I would highly recommend it. 

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