Best Video Card for BF4 - Budget ~$300

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by Mister Celery, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Mister Celery

    Mister Celery [H]Lite

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    Looking for a new graphic card thats around 300... that can run the upcoming battlefield 4 game (I know it doesnt come out till October but I need a new graphic card now anyways)

    I was hoping you guys have some recommendations!

    I am currently gaming on a 1920x1080 Resolution. I would love to have high settings enabled!
     
  2. buttons

    buttons [H]ard|Gawd

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    What are your full system specs? Personally I want to get that sapphire 7870 ghz edition for $175 after rebate plus 3 games. That would leave $120 for you to upgrade something else if that was necessary. Otherwise ive been seeing 7950's for around $260
     
  3. Mister Celery

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    I have a haswell i5 4670k 8 gigs 256gb ssd msi z87
     
  4. Staypuft

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    Wait a while to see how the 760Ti stacks up...
     
  5. SixFootDuo

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    Easy, get a used 7970 off craigslist.

    As long as you are in a well enough large area.

    I see them here in Kansas City for $300 all the time, some hardly even used.
     
  6. tonyftw

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    I agree with this. The 760 (ti?) should be released sometime soon, at around the $300 price point.
     
  7. trungracingdev

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    My vote goes for the 7950. You can find some deals every now and then for ~$260 after rebate. It also come with some nice bundled games, not to mention oc like mad!

    If you like nvidia, I'd recommend the 660ti.
     
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  8. DoubleTap

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    word on the street is that it will be optimized for AMD CPU/GPUs

    If that's the main game you play, then go for the highest end card you can get.

    Seems like the 8 series cards are on the way too so since BF4 is a few months off, it might be worth seeing what happens.
     
  9. Spidey329

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    I'd wait until launch. Might be bundles as well as more price-reductions.
     
  10. PCunicorn

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    Sounds like BF4 will be AMD optimized so I say Sapphire or MSI 7950.
     
  11. Mister Celery

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    Ah I see! thanks everyone for their recommendations!
     
  12. cannondale06

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    if you look for deals then you can probably find one brand new for not too much more and have the game bundle. I personally would never touch a used gpu unless I knew how the card was treated.
     
  13. doz

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    Picked up a 7970 GE used w/ warranty left for $280.

    Id look for a deal on a 7970 and grab that. Itll smoke the 760.
     
  14. tonyftw

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    Yup. Amd should update their never settle bundle really soon. I'd probably wait for that as well, if you're not in a hurry.
     
  15. jcvjcvjcvjcv

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    Might just as well wait untill BF4 is released. My guess is that it's not gonna run smooth with all the nice eyecandy at a good resolution for a few years.

    Unless you count yourself in the camp that sees 30 fps as smooth.

    I still remember the upgrade when I replaced my 6600 GT with a 7800 GT, even with the Athlon 3000 Venice, in playing BF2.
     
  16. inglewood78

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    Like Crysis 3, BF4 will come bundled with a card, probably AMD. Wait, buy, kill 2 birds with one stone.
     
  17. Thorin08

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    This is what I would recommend for you, plenty of good (still in warranty) hardware out there that you can get used. Especially in the trade forum here on [H]. A lot of people go through a lot of trouble to maintain their cards cool/and in operation temps. so that they can sell for their next upgrade.

    Now is the time, go find a deal!
     
  18. amirali

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    good

    VGA off
     
  19. Thorin08

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    I'm sure I speak for a lot of us when I ask...huh? What does your post even mean?
     
  20. amirali

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    good

    VGA off
     
  21. cannondale06

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    did you bump your head?
     
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    Posting drunk is pretty fun sometimes
     
  23. Yakk

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    I'm pretty sure AMD are gonna have some rather enticing deals along with the release of BF4, if you're not in a hurry, I'd aim for that timeframe...