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Looking to buy a new GPU and Monitor, suggestions please.


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#1 TwoPluzTwo

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:41 AM

Hey.....

So I think my GPU broke: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/536399/huge-problem-all-of-a-sudden/
I am looking to buy a new one but I have no clue what to look for and it all looks like techno-mumbo-jumbo to me.

I also want to buy a new monitor as people say that using a T.V isn't the best idea.

 

My specs:

 

Monitor - GVA 32" 1080p HD LCD T.V (THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO REPLACE)

Motherboard - Gigabyte 970A-D3
CPU - AMD FX-6100 Six-Core
RAM - 8GB
Graphics Card - AMD Radeon HD 6870 (THIS IS WHAT BROKE)
PSU - Antec NeoECO 620c
 

My budget is around $250...no more than $265.
I want the new GPU to be just as good, if not better than the one that broke

It mainly just needs to work....and have warranty in-case the darn thing breaks like all computer parts do. -_-

 

I will be using it pretty much just for gaming....Dark Souls 2 is my waifu.

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:34 AM

ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 760 - $259.99 with a free copy of Watch Dogs

 

Since this is an nVidia card you will should remove the AMD drivers before install for best results.



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:40 PM

ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 760 - $259.99 with a free copy of Watch Dogs

 

Since this is an nVidia card you will should remove the AMD drivers before install for best results.

Hmm that free copy of Watch Dogs is tempting....

I was having a look myself and found this - http://www.msy.com.au/viconline/pc-components/12337-msi-r9270x-gaming-2g-2gb-r9-270x-twin-frozer-pci-e-vga-card.html

That is the site I usually buy my parts from because it is close to where I live and gets here in 2 days or so.

What do you think?



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

The R9 270X is inferior to the GTX 760. You can find 760s for 235 https://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx7602xpb if you look. That's a reference card mind you and you would be better off with an aftermarket cooler like the one Kilroy linked. 

 

I suggest you go with a 760. It comes in within your budget and is the best card you're going to find in your budget. 

 

OR, do the smart thing for someone on a budget, buy the next level up of card (R9 280X), slightly used, for 230.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sale-of-slightly-used-XFX-R9-280X-Radeon-Graphic-Cards-Double-Dissipation-/281351606581?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4181dcd135



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:37 PM

The R9 270X is inferior to the GTX 760. You can find 760s for 235 https://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx7602xpb if you look. That's a reference card mind you and you would be better off with an aftermarket cooler like the one Kilroy linked. 

 

I suggest you go with a 760. It comes in within your budget and is the best card you're going to find in your budget. 

 

OR, do the smart thing for someone on a budget, buy the next level up of card (R9 280X), slightly used, for 230.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sale-of-slightly-used-XFX-R9-280X-Radeon-Graphic-Cards-Double-Dissipation-/281351606581?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4181dcd135

I was looking at the GTX 760.....could you please explain how it is better than the R9270X?






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