Upgrading on a budget
Posted Jan 09, 2013 - 1:01 AM
Right now I got a 350 watt psu and a GT 240 (upgraded from a 220).
My plan is to buy a new power supply (500ish watts), then decide from there what card to get.
Assuming keeping price to a minimum, and preferably sticking to nvidia, what do you recommend cardwise?
Posted Jan 09, 2013 - 1:20 AM
If you really want to stick with nvidia, get 660, which will easily reach around 60+fps at max and is around $219 - 289$
This post has been edited by Zahad: Jan 09, 2013 - 1:23 AM
Posted Jan 09, 2013 - 11:49 AM
But mainly I want to get the character graphics up to max, and am willing to compromise on the rest.
Cheaper? I think 7850 is the lowest you can go, if you want to play in max setting :]
Look it up in newegg, some go down as much as $164
660ti is overkill :], Just 660 is enough
Posted Jan 16, 2013 - 12:07 AM
Posted Jan 16, 2013 - 12:32 AM
Posted Jan 16, 2013 - 1:11 AM
All three are the same PSU, all made by seasonic, the antec one being a little less efficient, reflects in the lowered price. The modular one will be a lot less stressful to manage cables with.
The sapphire 7870 had issues with bad capacitors on older revisions but it shouldn't be a problem as long as newegg isn't still selling old stock.
At $250 that 660ti is actually a good deal. keep in mind that the 7870 comes extremely close to the 660ti in performance, even in games that typically do better on NVidia cards.
Antec PSU+ 7870=$265, if that's still above your budget then save up some more.
This post has been edited by Fatal: Jan 16, 2013 - 1:12 AM