5 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2013 11:02 PM by JohnnyBeGood113

    Best graphics card for $200-$300 range?


      Hi all,


      If my graphics card turned to be bad I will shopping for a new one.


      Here's my current setup:


      • CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
      • ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
      • Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
      • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
      • Samsung 256GB SSD (windows and programs)
      • 2 x Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive
      • Sapphire 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 Graphics Card - PCI Express 2.0 - 1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM 2560 x 1600 - CrossFireX


      I was Radeon fan for a long time since ATI days and would like to take advantage of Mercury Playback Engine soand as far as I know AMD is not supported.

      Eventually I will need to go with Creative Cloud.

      So far 2 cards have been recommended:

      Gigabyte HD 7870 OC


      GTX 660


      Any other suggestions?