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Help a beginner: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card

caleb50

64 months ago

I have made a few posts asking for wisdom on my first gaming rig, because I am 100% new I have said I need simplified advice and just help... However they always become just a big argument. So I am changing my strategy.

Tell me what you think of this one part: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card

I have been told that finding a 280 would be better, I don't really know why or how much but that's something I have been told. I really would like the GPU price to not rise as I have already risen 100+ above my budget!

If you need it for reference here is my whole build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8kfQf7

Expectations of my rig: 1. Great for gaming at high quality 2. Online ready (wireless/ethernet) 3. Preferred to be under $800 (currently over my "budget") 4. Types of games: Minecraft, Sims 4, Elderscrolls, Valve (half-life, portal), some others. 5. Also I do lots of video editing!

PLEASE do not argue, it just makes me so confused. And PLEASE keep the language simple. Avoid abbreviating cause I never have any idea what they mean.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going to pick up a 270x go with the Vapor-x model of the sapphire card. It's on newegg at the same price as that with a mail in rebate, and a better card all around. Higher core and memory clock speeds.

If you want a 280 3gb card. The Sapphire Dual-X is on newegg for $189 after rebates.

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