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choosing a graphics card

GoatOnDaMoon1

61 months ago

I am going to be building my first PC soon and i can decide what graphics card i should get to, which would help keep to my budget. The graphics card i currently have is the Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB Dual-X Video Card (http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-112170420g), that is roughly my budget for a graphics card but I'm not sure if its the bets option for that price range, so i did find this similar one (http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-112170240g)

I plan to use the PC for gaming on games such as CSGO, BattleField 4 and DayZ

This is the PC so far.... http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/dBwWmG any suggestions on changing any part (not just graphics card) are welcomed

thanks in advanced

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I see no reason to get the Toxic over the Dual-X. They're both Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Graphics Cards, I'd take 4gb over 2gb any day.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks for the help

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The 4GB version of the 270x will make virtually no difference, that much memory is aimed at higher resolution than 1080P which a 270x is not powerful enough for.

Keeping your overall cost the same you would be better off with a 280, and that PSU is very tight, a 600w PSU would be better.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/px9Kxr

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

well i never knew that thanks,i will change it now. the build is only using 424 Watts so will the spare 176 Watts be needed? (possibly for case fans? but surely they don't need that much power?)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The estimated wattage is just that, an estimate, it can go higher. The PSU rating is absolute maximum, if pushed hard will get hot, and then the fan will spin up to full speed so noisy. If pushed hard on a regular basis likely to shorten it's life and potentially provide a less stable supply to your PC components.

Very roughly, best to keep your PSU usage below 80% of its capacity. This also has the advantage of a bit left in the tank for overclocking or future upgrades.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks for the help

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