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Old 12-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all! I was considering throwing in a graphics card + power supply combo to my extremely terrible computer.



Budget must be under $250 or so.

If I purchase these two items, will they be compatible? Also will I have to purchase any extra cables?

Also was wondering if this is the "best bang for my buck". I would like a card that can play most games at decently high settings.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whats the rest of ur rig is like?

Power Supply:
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

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Newegg.com - XFX R7-260X-CNF4 Core Edition Radeon R7 260X 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

also lets see what others say as well
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Ok, then those links i posted should be good for you... unless u willing to pay just little bit more since 270x cards would be better choice i think.... lets see what others think. Just about 15 dollars or so more.
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Ok, then those links i posted should be good for you... unless u willing to pay just little bit more since 270x cards would be better choice i think.... lets see what others think. Just about 15 dollars or so more.
Thank you! Will the card and supply I listed also work? I'm just wondering about compatibility and such.

Also do you have somewhere where I can compare the two cards? The one you listed was a lot cheaper.. not sure how good it is compared to the one I listed.

EDIT 1: Performance-wise: I am looking to play BF3 at 60 fps at high+, along with Borderlands 2 etc etc.

EDIT 2: Was also wondering if you think there is enough room in the case
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Thank you! Will the card and supply I listed also work? I'm just wondering about compatibility and such.

Also do you have somewhere where I can compare the two cards? The one you listed was a lot cheaper.. not sure how good it is compared to the one I listed.

Performance-wise: I am looking to play BF3 at 60 fps at high+, along with Borderlands 2 etc etc.
Didnt see ur links, the card is good... the power supply, just no... never go cheap on power supply, i suggest seasonic or corsair for power supplies.

if want do 60+ fps 270x is the way to go, would be like 15, 20 dollars more than 250 but worth it.

yes should be enough room.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Didnt see ur links, the card is good... the power supply, just no... never go cheap on power supply, i suggest seasonic or corsair for power supplies.
Hmm that is good advice. I did find a corsair one here. I'm mainly looking for one around $50 or so.

EDIT: Thank you so much for the help! You were very informative

I'm also curious as to what other people think! New to the gfx cards hehe
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Hmm that is good advice. I did find a corsair one here. I'm mainly looking for one around $50 or so.

EDIT: Thank you so much for the help! You were very informative

I'm also curious as to what other people think! New to the gfx cards hehe
I WOULD think 500 watts should be enough, but not too sure tho guess depends on which card u plan to get.... and ur welcome!
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You won't be doing 60+ fps with high-ultra settings with that CPU.

The best combo you can get is a CX500 and a 270x. I say save up 50 bucks more for a 760. Least you would have a better GPU there.
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