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Help me choose a graphics card

Adrian S
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Hey guys! I've had an MSI geforce gtx 650, which unfortunately crashed. I need a new graphics card now, but I'm not sure which one to choose.

My budget is about 270 $, and I've been thinking to buy either a Radeon HD 7850, with 2GB of RAM or a Radeon R9 270x. It would be used mainly for gaming (1080p preferably). Here are the rest of my components: 

 

MOBO: MSI ZH77A-G43

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225

Memory: Corsair DDR3 8192MB (2 x 4096) 1600MHz CL9 Vengeance Blue LP Rev. A

PSU: Zalman ZM500-LX

 

I will also buy a new computer case for a better airflow, but my main concern now is if my processor is powerful enough for either of those two graphics cards mentioned above. I would like to reduce the bottleneck as much as I can with these components. I'm open to any suggestions.

 

Thanks in advance and best of luck to you all!

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270x. If you can get a 7950 from that price point. Get that instead

  • CPU i5 3570k - 4.0 Ghz | Motherboard Intel DZ77SL50K | RAM Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600 BUS DDR3 4GBx1 | GPU 2x Sparkle GTX 570 OC editionCase CM 370 EliteStorage Seagate 1TB 3.5" SATA HARD DRIVE 64MB CACHEPSU Cooler Master GX series 550W (80+ bronze)Display(s) Samsung 46' series 5 TV(1080p), Dell 20' (1280x1024)Cooling 3x Corsair SP120 QUIET EDITION HIGH STATIC PRESSURE 120MM FAN TWIN PACKKeyboard DELL original default keyboardMouse A4 Tech x2 800dpi | Sound On board~!

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Hey guys! I've had an MSI geforce gtx 650, which unfortunately crashed. I need a new graphics card now, but I'm not sure which one to choose.

My budget is about 270 $, and I've been thinking to buy either a Radeon HD 7850, with 2GB of RAM or a Radeon R9 270x. It would be used mainly for gaming (1080p preferably). Here are the rest of my components: 

 

MOBO: MSI ZH77A-G43

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225

Memory: Corsair DDR3 8192MB (2 x 4096) 1600MHz CL9 Vengeance Blue LP Rev. A

PSU: Zalman ZM500-LX

 

I will also buy a new computer case for a better airflow, but my main concern now is if my processor is powerful enough for either of those two graphics cards mentioned above. I would like to reduce the bottleneck as much as I can with these components. I'm open to any suggestions.

 

Thanks in advance and best of luck to you all!

270x or a 760 (I prefer Nvidia for things like shadowplay and a friend of mine gets all my leftovers and he uses GF experience for easy game setup, depends on your needs)

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CPU: R5 1600 @ 4.2 GHz; GPU: Asus STRIX & Gigabyte g1 GTX 1070 SLI; RAM: 16 GB Corsair vengeance 3200 MHz ; Mobo: Asrock Taichi x470; SSD: 512 gb Samsung 950 Pro Storage: 5x Seagate 2TB drives; 1x 2TB WD PurplePSU: 700 Watt Huntkey; Peripherals: Acer S277HK 4K Monitor; Logitech G502 gaming mouse; Corsair K95 Mechanical keyboard; 5.1 Logitech x530 sound system

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Hey guys! I've had an MSI geforce gtx 650, which unfortunately crashed. I need a new graphics card now, but I'm not sure which one to choose.

My budget is about 270 $, and I've been thinking to buy either a Radeon HD 7850, with 2GB of RAM or a Radeon R9 270x. It would be used mainly for gaming (1080p preferably). Here are the rest of my components: 

 

MOBO: MSI ZH77A-G43

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225

Memory: Corsair DDR3 8192MB (2 x 4096) 1600MHz CL9 Vengeance Blue LP Rev. A

PSU: Zalman ZM500-LX

 

I will also buy a new computer case for a better airflow, but my main concern now is if my processor is powerful enough for either of those two graphics cards mentioned above. I would like to reduce the bottleneck as much as I can with these components. I'm open to any suggestions.

 

Thanks in advance and best of luck to you all!

if your able to invest a bit more you can get a gtx 770 you can get them for around $330-$350 on amazon 

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CPU: i5 4670k i won the silicon lottery Cooler: Corsair H100i w/ 2x Corsair SP120 quiet editions Mobo: ASUS Z97 SABERTOOTH MARK 1 Ram: Corsair Platnums 16gb (4x4gb) Storage: Samsun 840 evo 256gb and random hard drives GPU: EVGA acx 2.0 gtx 980 PSU: Corsair RM 850w Case: Fractal Arc Midi R2 windowed 

 

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Your cpu should be perfectly fine with either graphics cards.

Which you should go for depends on the pricing of the cards.

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
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If they are the same price i'd probably choose the 760 but since the 270x is cheaper the 270x is a good choice.

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Go for a 270x.

You can upgrade your mobo/processor later.

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Why not an R9 270? I don't know the difference in price in you country but a few less fps to save a bit of cash sounds good to me.

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The price difference is not big at all. I wouldn't save too much cash if I go with the R9 270, but thank you for your suggestion. And thanks for all the answers guys!

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