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SenpaiUchi
  • 55 months ago

Hello everyone, I want to have some incite and some knowledge regarding my question. I wanted to buy a new Graphics card, replace my GT 630 to a new one. My budget for the GPU is 200$ and for the RAM is 50$(Not more than that) anyone can recommend me what GPU and RAM should I buy?

This is my current build:

  • CPU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity
  • GPU: Nvidia GT 630 1GB
  • PSU: AcBel CE2 500W
  • RAM: Kingston 99U5474-026.A00LF 4GB
  • MoBo: MSI FM2-A55M-E33
  • Fan: Stock included with the Chassis
  • Chassis: Epraizer frontier Noble 09A
  • Keyboard: Logitech K120
  • Mouse: Logitech M100 Optical Mouse
  • Monitor: Philips 191EL (1366x768)

I was planning to buy (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB but I'm not sure if it's good for my CPU and MoBo, I read tons of post before about bottleneck, which I'm not sure if it matters or not. (RAM) Kingston Hyperx Fury 8gb 1866mhz ddr3 as replacement.

Note:

  • The only two things I can replace is GPU and RAM.
  • I'll be gladly to take everything into consideration for each recommendation, regarding GPU and RAM
  • Budget is around 250 * 300$
  • I also live in Philippines but I'll try to order it via online.
  • I play casual game but now I plan to step up.
  • I do casual video editing as well.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd get the 380 and whatever is cheapest 8gb RAM with low CAS and high speed.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your reply. I might take that 380 instead. But what else you can recommend for a 200$ to 250$ GPU aside from GTX 950 / R9 380?

EDIT: My friend sent me a message on Facebook, he said he'd lend me extra bucks if I wanted to buy this

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

A 4GB R9 380 is really the best bang for your buck right now. Definitely get it over the 960.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Last question before I hit the bed for today. Which brand should I get? Any recommendation which GPU Brand? or should I go with R9 380x 4GB or just stay with R9 380 4GB?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Memory *G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Video Card *XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $142.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $202.98
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $172.98
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 10:40 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Dont worry about bottlenecks, its overblown and rarely important. The r9 380 is a better value than the 950. ram is ram, as long as it works.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What can you recommend for 250$ GPU?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

amd prettu much has all points covered right now in graphics

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Then Radeon R9 380 it is.

Mostly I'll just play and do some video editing.

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  • GTA V
  • Metal Gear Solid V
  • Black Ops 3
  • The Sims 4
  • Assassin's Creed Unity and Syndicate
  • Mad Max
  • The Witcher
  • Crysis
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Just Cause
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for this list. I'll try to list this down so if I can find one here in my area (Bicol, Philippines) I'll try to order it.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi there.

Very nice case pal

btw, I would rather go with Corsair Vengeance memory or Mushkin Black/Red line instead of Kingston Fury

  • about GPU, i would probably take Radeon :) however both of them are good GPUs at this price range
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks pal. I've been using this PC that was given to me long time ago and I plan to change some parts. To some people they said I shouldn't get those GPU because of "Bottleneck" issue (Which I don't know if it matters) I used to play very old games from year 2000 - 2005 and now I wanted to play games such as Witcher Series, GTA, and some other early 2014 to late 2015 games.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

yep, no bother pal...

see the partlist from BigAll ... as Radeon is better choice for now, imho ... and G.Skill RAMs are good as well, as Corsair or Mushkin, so whatever you will buy, is good enough as long as it does work :) and you can always stay within your budget

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I'll just stay with the 200$ budget for the GPU though my friend said he could lend me another 50$ for it.

I'm new to PC building to be honest. iNoob xD

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

yep, you should stay within $250 defo...

good luck with building it up pal :)

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