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    Need an Affordable Video Card for WoW

    I need to find an affordable video card for WoW. I putting together a system for my friends to use when they come over. The system has a Core I3 CPU, 6GB Ram, and a 650w power supply. I need to be able to run WoW with really good fps in a 25man raid.

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    Depending on budget, nvidia 750 Ti or GTX 760. With latter you can basically max everything, former requires some settings to be lowered.
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    $150 at most

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    Well, this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-783-_-Product
    I see it has a decent rebate deal as well...
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    This SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 270 $155 (there is also $10 rebate) You get 2 "silver reward" games with this card as well, it may or may not be worth something to you.
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    anything in the geforce 600 + range will do it proud but the CPU will always be the thing that lets you down with wow. that effects FPS far more.

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    Look at a Radeon R7 260x over the Nvidia GTX 750 ti.

    The 750 ti is vastly overhyped and the 260x is superior, and cheaper to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaiix View Post
    Look at a Radeon R7 260x over the Nvidia GTX 750 ti.

    The 750 ti is vastly overhyped and the 260x is superior, and cheaper to boot.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1044?vs=1130

    Well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by looz View Post
    Varying results.
    Doesn't appear to be one outright better.
    Brand preference, features, or price.
    Whatever your needs are, go with that.
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    The AMD 270 (this is like the old 7870-7870GHz) I linked will get you the best performance for your ~$150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    This SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 270 $155 (there is also $10 rebate) You get 2 "silver reward" games with this card as well, it may or may not be worth something to you.
    I vote for this too.

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    Just to clarify for OP, reasons for buying...
    ...270:
    - More powerful
    - Supports Mantle on the few games which can take advantage of it
    - If you get a good overclocker, it'll compete with more expensive cards Link
    ...750 Ti:
    - Less expensive with rebate, though deal expires rather soon (July 7th)
    - Consumes less power, but your 650W should handle both.
    - Shadowplay, lets you capture videos using GPU, and as such the performance hit is small. Useless, if you don't capture videos.
    - WoW favours nvidia, but 270 probably still takes the cake in performance.
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    AMD has their own recording feature now called GameDVR.
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    ^ I see. That makes it even more of a no-brainer.
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