Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




23 posts

Geek


Topic # 173461 24-May-2015 12:00
Send private message

$200 is the max I want to spend, no games in particular I want to play just wondering what the best I can get for my money is.   It's a pci 2.0 x16 slot but I think 3.0 is backwards compatible anyway?   Has CrossFireX comparability two x16 slots (@dual 8x speed), no graphics card currently. Large case.

Create new topic
255 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 41


  Reply # 1310755 24-May-2015 12:39
Send private message

Probably the R7 260X

493 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 90


  Reply # 1310774 24-May-2015 12:52
One person supports this post
Send private message

Geforce 750ti same price as 260x but performs better and uses 1/2 the power

 
 
 
 


903 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 85
Inactive user


  Reply # 1310920 24-May-2015 19:17
Send private message

Buy a used gt 670 or 760

255 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 41


  Reply # 1310935 24-May-2015 20:09
Send private message

shrub: Geforce 750ti same price as 260x but performs better and uses 1/2 the power


It's about $20 more expensive, but yes it is faster

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9440 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1569

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1311062 25-May-2015 08:55
Send private message

What CPU do you have ? Can hit bottlenecks which can give you worse performance that current setup....




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, geeks, and more.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk


202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 1311517 25-May-2015 19:10
Send private message

shrub: Geforce 750ti same price as 260x but performs better and uses 1/2 the power


I second this my 750 handled nearly everything i threw at it, doesnt need external power connector and IMO looks pretty cool. I have a 970 now but I still have my 750 for the other monitor just because i was that impressed by it.



23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1311648 25-May-2015 21:49
Send private message

Tzoi:
shrub: Geforce 750ti same price as 260x but performs better and uses 1/2 the power


It's about $20 more expensive, but yes it is faster
  What about the 660? From what I can tell it's older but gets better performance for the same price $230



23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1311650 25-May-2015 21:50
Send private message

xpd: What CPU do you have ? Can hit bottlenecks which can give you worse performance that current setup....



 

Phenom 1055t 6 core



23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1311670 25-May-2015 21:55
Send private message

Also do I need any special power connectors if it needs external power, my 550w PSU should handle it right?



23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1312380 26-May-2015 23:58
Send private message

bump

202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 1312482 27-May-2015 09:30
Send private message

fidlstyx: Also do I need any special power connectors if it needs external power, my 550w PSU should handle it right?


Sorry dude I think we all just thought sum1 else would answer this.

The answer is, IT DEPENDS.

 

Some newer (& better) mid range GPUS's wont require any external connectors they will pull ALL the power from the Mboard.

Older and more powerful GPUS will. Now this is where it gets tricky, in an Ideal world your PSU should have some spare connectors for a GPU, they will be square ish one with 6 ports (2 rows of 3) and one with 8 (2 rows of 4) as long as you have these spare you can plug in a GPU. Some PSU's are so cheap that they dont have these spare and some PSU's are so different that you wont have these spare BUT you will have spare molex connectors, these are the flat wide connectors with about 6-8 circle plugs inside (not to be confused with the flat SATA connectors for HDD's. In this case some GPUS come with the adapter to go from Molex to the 6/pin but you can buy them easy enough. The biggest issue with powering from molex is that you need 2 molex to power one 6/8 plug. So if your GPU needs BOTH a 6 and an 8 pin plug then you will need 4 spare molex connectors.  

This is why I recommend gettting something like a 750 SC as its so revolutionary it needs next to no power. Best bet would be jump on PB tech or COmputer lounge and look at the GPU's that cost between $100 - $250 these are all most likely powered off of the mboard or will need minimal external power.

FOr example these would be best: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGAAS64899&name=Asus-GTX-750-Overclocked-2GB-GDDR5-PCI-E3.0-VGA-DV or   http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGASAP8250&name=Sapphire-R7-250-2G-DDR3-PCI-E-Video-card---HDMI+-D

Remember this is a cheap GPU so you wont be running many AAA games, so as long as your happy with that ie you want to play League and Minecraft then thats the route to go.

286 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 81

Subscriber

  Reply # 1312487 27-May-2015 09:53
Send private message

I have a GTX 670 that was retired for a 970, was planning to keep it as backup but if you want you can have it for less. PM me if interested.

202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 1312488 27-May-2015 09:56
Send private message

ech3lon: I have a GTX 670 that was retired for a 970, was planning to keep it as backup but if you want you can have it for less. PM me if interested.

Slightly off topic, how are you finding the 970, I got one and Im sooo impressed, Even got it on a safe OC and it smashes the witcher.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

NZ and France seek to end use of social media for acts of terrorism
Posted 24-Apr-2019 12:13


Intel introduces the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors
Posted 24-Apr-2019 12:03


Spark partners with OPPO to bring new AX5s smartphone to New Zealand
Posted 24-Apr-2019 09:54


Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19


Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58


2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35


Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35


Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19


HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12


Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09


Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07


Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03


New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59


Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05


DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.