Need a new video card

gplracer

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My 8800gt is very long in the tooth. I recently upgraded my system with a new motherboad and a i5 4670k processor and 8 gigs of ram. I have a 24" monitor (1920x1200). I will be playing iracing and some other games. I want something that is decent but do not want to spend any more than I need do. I am kind of out of the graphics loop. What do you suggest?
 

Morbus

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Well, racing sims are usually quite heavy on the graphics but it's usually irrelevant how pretty the game is. What you want is fluidity. So anything at or above a 260X or a GTX750 will do. I would personally recommend the GTX750TI.
 

Gloomy

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770, 280X, and 290 are the choice du jour for performance:value.

If you need to go cheaper, then 270/X, 280 or 760 are the best.

These six cards cover the 180-400 dollar spectrum pretty well and you can't really go wrong with any of them imo. You mostly get what you pay for in this range.

You didn't mention your budget.
 

Mondozei

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Since you've waited this long, can you afford to wait a few more months? Wait until Maxwell/R300 series come out this autumn and go for the ~200-250 dollar card, whichever you like best from either company.
 

Erenhardt

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770, 280X, and 290 are the choice du jour for performance:value.

If you need to go cheaper, then 270/X, 280 or 760 are the best.

These six cards cover the 180-400 dollar spectrum pretty well and you can't really go wrong with any of them imo. You mostly get what you pay for in this range.

You didn't mention your budget.

Its basically all what there is :biggrin:.
If you need a card now, get whatever fits your budged. But if you can hold on for now, there may be something new in Q3 and Q4.
 

shredz

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770, 280X, and 290 are the choice du jour for performance:value.

If you need to go cheaper, then 270/X, 280 or 760 are the best.

These six cards cover the 180-400 dollar spectrum pretty well and you can't really go wrong with any of them imo. You mostly get what you pay for in this range.

You didn't mention your budget.

At 1920 x 1200, GTX 760 and AMD 270x are excellent - I wouldn't go with anything lower if you can afford it. Also, if you think you might get a higher resolution monitor relatively in a year, then you might want to spring for 280x or GTX 770.

Right now, AMD has better pricing vs comparable Nvidia cards....but, personally I prefer Nvidia and I bought this Asus 770 for $299 AR (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121770&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-). It was only $45 more than the Asus 760 so I jumped on it. [I got another $15 off with a coupon and also had $15 in previous gift cards that made the deal that much sweeter.] PLUS it comes with watchdogs.
 
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TeknoBug

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Since you've waited this long, can you afford to wait a few more months? Wait until Maxwell/R300 series come out this autumn and go for the ~200-250 dollar card, whichever you like best from either company.
Yeah I second this, I'd wait for the 800 series Nvidia cards this fall.
 

Majcric

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Gtx 750ti since it is Maxwell and you've already waited long enough. Also a GPU much faster than that will start bottlenecking with the Q6600
 

SlickR12345

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Depends what your budget is.

At around $150 AMD R7 265 is the best, no competition period.

At around $200 AMD r7 270x is the best, no competition.

At around $250 Nvidia GTX 760 is the best, no competition.

At around $300-$350 both AMD's R9 280 and Nvidia GTX 770 are very good. AMD is a bit cheaper and few fps slower, while Nvidia is few fps faster but also a usually $30 more expensive!
 

DownTheSky

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I'd say get a 280x with passable warranty from mining or a new 270x and save for next gen midrange.

Though a 2nd hand R9 280 might be best bang for the buck.
 

wand3r3r

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Gtx 750ti since it is Maxwell and you've already waited long enough. Also a GPU much faster than that will start bottlenecking with the Q6600

I was thinking that at first but hidden (in plain sight) in the OP was mention of getting a 4670k.

770, 280X, and 290 are the choice du jour for performance:value.

If you need to go cheaper, then 270/X, 280 or 760 are the best.

These six cards cover the 180-400 dollar spectrum pretty well and you can't really go wrong with any of them imo. You mostly get what you pay for in this range.

You didn't mention your budget.

There are some pretty deals atm if you are in a hurry.

Browsing the Tech Buyers Guru hot deals there's:
a 7850 for $100 (smoking deal imo)
a 270x for $160,
a 7950 for $200
a 770/280x for ~$300
a 290 tri-x for $420,
a 290x DD for $500

It looks like the mining craze has ended and prices are getting a lot better.

Personally I'd try get one of the 290x's on craigslist or ebay for around $300ish, aftermarket if possible (one with warranty preferably by serial).