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#1 Avicii


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

Hey guys,

so recently i've been contemplating finally adding a proper GPU (Graphics/Video Card) into my computer. Now, i don't exactly game heavily, but that may just have been because i could never really run anything efficiently I bought SC2, quit because in large macro fights my FPS would go to like 1 and yeah, it was pretty bad.

I've decided upon getting the 7770, and no i will not go the nVidia route or buy any other card. I'm just simply asking which brand would be the best choice. (Unless you find a card that's legit better and worth the price..)

PSU: 450 W
Price: $100 -$130

These are the two i'm thinking about




I've read up on some reviews and the Gigabyte one seems to die and not work for a lot of people, so hesitant on the buy.. But overall i've heard theyre a better company and such.

Any help would be good! Thanks

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

I would go with Gigabyte because it's a good company. I would also recommend Sapphire. My GTX 670 is from gigabyte and I love it.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:07 PM

Here's what I've found to be the best approach to buying GPUs.
Go on NCix or a-power website.
Write down a few video cards in your price range (NCix is easier because they have a "most sold top 10 list".)
Then google x versus y benchmark tests.
See what outperforms what.
The technology is all fairly caught up. 10 or so years ago there was always a clear winner. Now it's hard to make a bad choice with any hardware. They all also carry a one year warranty... I've had several video cards. Only one crapped out on me, and its because I always overclock all my hardware. Keep it to stock and do a little research and you'll be gold.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

I hope your CPU is not out of date. Getting a new GPU might not be as beneficial, your old CPU might bottle neck it!
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

I have a Gigabyte HD 7950 I got on sale at NCIX about 6 months ago. Nobody even came close to their price and its a beast of a card.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

Gigabyte. I've almost exclusively used them since 2001 for computer builds and have never had a problem with them.

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