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MSI R7 260X, oppinions?

By ace2001
Apr 7, 2014
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  1. I am building a PC.So I am currently picking out the GPU. Iwas thinking of MSI R7 260X. I want to know what do you guys think about it and even if there is a better card please let me know(if you want to say GTX 650 Ti Boost is better, it is, but it is impossible to find).
    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,311   +551

    In terms of performance, between the 2 they are both about equal. It would all depend on your budget because you might be able to get a slightly better one possibly for your price range. If you can squeeze the money together, try to get a R7 265 since its got a 150 buck price tag and will have the highest performance at that area (Of course thats assuming you have 150 to spend on the GPU).

    Like I said the amount of money you have to spend might help us give you the best solution for your build.
     
  3. ace2001

    ace2001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    I could try to find R7 265. If I want to get a R7 265 what version to get(MSI,SAPPHIRE,GIGABYTE,ASUS...?)
    Thanks. ;)
     
  4. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,311   +551

    Umm going to just depend on the clock speed mostly. I generally like either PowerColor, MSI, Gigabyte, or Asus depending on the clocks and the cooler attached.
     
  5. ace2001

    ace2001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Thank you so much for the help, you really helped me.
    :)
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    Yeah like GR said, and as I stated in your other thread, the R7 265 or GTX 750Ti are your best bets for <$200.
     
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  7. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TS Enthusiast Posts: 192   +22

    Also regarding the 650 Ti BOOST being impossible to find, I have one currently and was considering SLI and can't find single one anywhere here in the UK, I bought the first one back in October of 2013 I'm very surprised they all dissipated so quickly. Anyway as it turns out for me it would be better to just get a 770. Strange.
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    I would just wait till the 800 series comes out. No need to upgrade from a 650Ti to a 770 if you arent in a rush. Yes it will provide performance increases, but I would just wait till the next iteration due in a few months.
     
  9. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TS Enthusiast Posts: 192   +22

    Sorry to hijack the thread xD but yes JC I am in no rush and will see how much of a performance increase the 800 series will bring and also to see how low it drives the price of the 700 series cards. But atm it looks like for the 800 whatever card at the same price point will be much better for me.
     
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    Alright sounds good. Sorry OP for the temporary thread hijack.
     


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