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~600 Build, need help with the best GPU choice

ashattack35

62 months ago

So here is my current build, and I'm looking for the best GPU in the $100-$200 price range to add to it.

So far I am thinking of either a 750ti or a R9 270, but I'm not sure which brands are better for which, which is what i need help on deciding.

I was maybe thinking an MSI 750Ti 2GB TwinFrozr? But I'm still not sure that's the right choice. All help is appreciated~ Thank you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $79.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.00 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.99 @ Directron
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Directron
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $376.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-21 04:10 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

750 Ti's main attribute is low power, so it's great for a low power low noise rig with an i3, but with an FX6300 and a 500 watt supply may as well go for a 270, it uses up to 2.5X the power but is faster for the vast majority of things (off-hand the only thing I can think off where a 750 Ti beats a 270 clearly is Elder Scrolls Online).

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If I go with the 270 option I'll probably be able to buy a 270x, I just don't know much about which brand/maker is the best one for radeon cards.

What do you think I should go with? [MSI, Asus, Sapphire, Gigabyte, ect.]

I heard about alot of DOA, and grey lines with the MSI r9 270x gaming that I wanted, so I was sad about that. It also doesn't have that great of reviews.

I'm looking at this one now though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127789&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= What are your thoughts?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The MSI 280, normally I would recommend it, but... even the best parts have a dud one now and again, and I think it only fair to mention that someone else on this site bought one for their build a few weeks ago and it was faulty, strange pixels on screen- usually indicative of a faulty VRAM chip. Most should be fine, but I had to point it out to you.

Remember that the recommended PSU to use with a 270X is 550 watts, and probably best to go for 600 watter with a 280, that Corsair CX is a budget supply, so a good idea to stick with those guidelines, 500 is OK for a 270 build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Try this out improved somethings but left out the os, buy it cheap from somewhere.

Hope you like the build!

Cheers! http://twitter.com/PC_Building

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor £125.00 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £23.54 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £59.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £60.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £41.52 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £39.59 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card £128.68 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case £50.00 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £44.99 @ Novatech
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £574.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-21 11:09 GMT+0000
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love to go with the fx-8350 but my budget is REALLY tight, as well as i like to go with the rule to spend twice as much on you gpu as you did on your cpu. I'll be getting the hyper 212 evo as my last part, and just using the stock cooler for a bit before going into overclocking. Also I think I will be fine without an SSD, boot speed isn't a problem for me.

I have researched into the MSI Radeon R9 270 and 270x and from what I read they had pretty bad reviews and DOA's everywhere.. Do you have an MSI R9 270x? I really wanna hear from someone who has experience with it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there my build is currently using an msi r9 270x . It's been in use for about 5 months now and is still running great I haven't had any problems with it. Also I'd just like to mention that the rule about spending twice as much on your gpu as your cpu isn't always the best idea but I understand if your on a tight budget.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Some people spend even less on it though, I think with a $100 cpu you should spend quite a bit on your gpu if you want it for gaming purposes~

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I gotcha it's actually a pretty solid rule to be honest just you know there's always other things to take into consideration when picking a card, but I hope I was able to help with about the msi 270x

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh of course there is other stuff to think about, It's just a general rule I like to go by personally xD

Yeah i think if I get the 270x it will be msi

If not I'll be getting this one and upping my psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127789&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The 750ti is the better of the 2 in my opinion.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I know you said you are in a very tight budget but you might want to consider buying a better gpu, just wait for 1-2 months and increase your budget at least by a $100. The 280x outperforms both the 760 and 770, this might be the best option to go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $99.93 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.00 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $55.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $598.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-22 00:59 EST-0500
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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I want to keep my Asus M5A97 because I believe its the best for the price of my build, but if I had a BIT more money I would definately go for a 3gb 280x I will look into the 280 as well though, because i think the 270's I found were around $150 or so.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say this gigabyte mobo is better than the LE at your price range, for one, it has USB 3.0 headers allowing you to utilise the front panel USB3.0 ports on your case

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