Best Video card for under $200

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#1 Posted by davi21a (556 posts) -

Topic says it all. Looking for the best video card I can get for under $200

Current rig

i5 3570k @ 4.2

8G DRR3

GTX 550 ti

Games - Wow, BF3 BF4

#2 Posted by PredatorRules (8583 posts) -

In that range price add 10 more $ and you get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202077

#3 Posted by davi21a (556 posts) -

hmm, that's actually a nice card. How would you compare that to a gtx 660, or ti version?

#4 Edited by 04dcarraher (20229 posts) -

@davi21a said:

hmm, that's actually a nice card. How would you compare that to a gtx 660, or ti version?

GTX 660ti is about 11% faster on average at 1080. a GTX 660 is about 5% slower then r270

#5 Posted by davi21a (556 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

@davi21a said:

hmm, that's actually a nice card. How would you compare that to a gtx 660, or ti version?

GTX 660ti is about 11% faster on average at 1080. a GTX 660 is about 5% slower then r270

The r9 270x or non x?

#6 Edited by mastershake575 (8359 posts) -

@davi21a said:

hmm, that's actually a nice card. How would you compare that to a gtx 660, or ti version?

The 270X stock vs stock (no overclocking on either of three cards) is inbetween a GTX 660 and a GTX 660ti in terms of performance (Its about 6-9% faster than a GTX 660 and about 6-8% slower than a 660ti).

Its basically inbetween those two cards

#7 Edited by PredatorRules (8583 posts) -

@davi21a said:

hmm, that's actually a nice card. How would you compare that to a gtx 660, or ti version?

comparison link

#8 Posted by danxxx (682 posts) -

you are almost on the sweet spot add another $30 and you will have plenty of more options.

#10 Posted by PredatorRules (8583 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

Thanks to some great advice from these guys I just got an R9 270 for $180 with free Battlefield 4.

Enjoy both =)

#11 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8991 posts) -

@farrell2k: I second the R9 270. Its as comparable to the 7870 and can be overclocked to perform better than the 270x

#12 Posted by Daious (1877 posts) -

gtx 760 has been dipping under 200 dollars. Newegg has a 10% off coupon too

#13 Edited by HavocV3 (7950 posts) -

@daious said:

gtx 760 has been dipping under 200 dollars. Newegg has a 10% off coupon too

I don't see any 760s for <$230 after rebate.

And you can't stack coupon/promo codes with items that come with gifts. Almost every card on Newegg comes with free games and you can't remove them from your cart.

#14 Edited by Daious (1877 posts) -

@HavocV3 said:

@daious said:

gtx 760 has been dipping under 200 dollars. Newegg has a 10% off coupon too

I don't see any 760s for <$230 after rebate.

And you can't stack coupon/promo codes with items that come with gifts. Almost every card on Newegg comes with free games and you can't remove them from your cart.

http://slickdeals.net/f/6564696-pny-vcggtx7602xpb-oc-geforce-gtx-760-2gb-256-bit-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-sli-support-video-newegg-for-176-ac-ar-fs

there are other models too

but it might be too late