Considering buying a new video card $200

By treetops
Jun 27, 2014
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  1. Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: GA-MA790XT-UD4P
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM (ddr3)
    Video card nvidia 275 gtx
    PSU 600 watt
    1920x1080 res
    pc I e slot x16 (not the super new one)

    So yeah I am thinking about getting a better video card for 200$ or less or more, less would be much better. I can sell my old card on ebay for around 70$. How much better would a new card be etc, suggestions? AMAZING deals :)?
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2014
  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,176   +582

    Since your in America, I can suggest to you a good deal I keep seeing floating around.

    MSI Gaming R9 280

    That would be a 1080p beast for that money and it comes with 3 free games, its one of the higher overclocked models as well of the R9 280.
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,841   +125

    What kind of boost can I expect from that card?

    It looks like that card only has a 7 day warranty damn weak.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,031   +2,530

    I'm not sure how you came to that conclusion.

    Quote from the Newegg link provided above.
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,841   +125

    My vpn was making newegg say some wierd stuff due to my supposed location.

    I don't care about the 3 game deal is this the best deal out there for 200$?

    Return Policies
    This item is covered by's International Order Return Policy.

    • Return for refund: 7 days
    • Return for replacement within: 7 days
    • Restocking fee: Yes

    • ah thats likely because im on a vpn
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2014
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,841   +125

    Well looks like I will be waiting 2 weeks before I grab a card thanks for the suggestion.
  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,176   +582

    Its right now the best Gaming card deal for 200, there is nothing you can get with comparable power off newegg at least unless you go for an open box deal.

    It has a 3 year warranty. That's neweggs policy your reading, the manufacturer is a different policy.
    treetops and St1ckM4n like this.
  8. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,841   +125

    Hopefully this deal and my job remains in 2 weeks. Thanks again.
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,841   +125

    What kind of FPS can I expect from this card when playing Chivalry medieval warfare? On max and new games? How much better is it then my current card? 2x? 3x?

    Another thing how would this compare to 2x nvidia 275?
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014
  10. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TS Enthusiast Posts: 157   +23

    I max out chivalry 60fps on an i5-3570k and a 650 Ti boost, you should be fine!
  11. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,176   +582

    Well its going to be more powerful than those two cards even in perfect scaling scenarios at this point since those are pretty old. I would expect you to to high-ultra on most games with some AA on and keep 60FPS on a 1080p screen. You can overclock it pretty far as well and achieve greater frame rate if needed as well because they are pretty darn good clockers from what ive seen. I would expect the deal to stay because thats just the price they are at now.

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