where best place to get amd r9 270x graphic card

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Found 9th Nov 2016
Hi people im looking for a gaming graphic card 2gb amd r9 270x budget card what best price for this seen cex 75.00
Thanks in advance

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pay the extra £25 and buy a r9 290.

Original Poster

kester76

pay the extra £25 and buy a r9 290.


Unsure if ill be safe on my psu i have 550w. And im told this is a good budget card

sme24185

Unsure if ill be safe on my psu i have 550w. And im told this is a good … Unsure if ill be safe on my psu i have 550w. And im told this is a good budget card



550W is a huge amount of power, the 290 is about 215W load/260W peak so you'd have to have other major power hogs to be getting anywhere close to 550W (FX-9590 etc.)

The 290 is far faster than the 270X and also supports Freesync so if you can get it for £25 more it's an obvious choice.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 9th Nov 2016

Original Poster

My system is

Biostar h170t atx mother board
Intel pen g4400
Xfx power supply 550w
12gb ram
2 x 500gb hdd
With external dvdrw
Gaming case with 1 red led
Window 10 pro

So you saying 270x and 290x is fine

Original Poster

kester76

pay the extra £25 and buy a r9 290.


Where this from?

sme24185

My system isBiostar h170t atx mother boardIntel pen g4400Xfx power supply … My system isBiostar h170t atx mother boardIntel pen g4400Xfx power supply 550w12gb ram2 x 500gb hddWith external dvdrwGaming case with 1 red ledWindow 10 proSo you saying 270x and 290x is fine




As a guess I doubt you'd be drawing more than 100W for that.

Original Poster

Ok its just that i asked someone about the 370,380x, hd 7870 Cant remember which and they said i need 650-750w
Ive also been offer a hd7890 3gb card for 100

sme24185

My system isBiostar h170t atx mother boardIntel pen g4400Xfx power supply … My system isBiostar h170t atx mother boardIntel pen g4400Xfx power supply 550w12gb ram2 x 500gb hddWith external dvdrwGaming case with 1 red ledWindow 10 proSo you saying 270x and 290x is fine



Legitreviews found that a similar Pentium G4400 system drew 57W while gaming:
legitreviews.com/int…/12

And that was from the wall, the actual draw from the power supply would have been 10-20% lower.

sme24185

Ok its just that i asked someone about the 370,380x, hd 7870 Cant … Ok its just that i asked someone about the 370,380x, hd 7870 Cant remember which and they said i need 650-750w



They were talking nonsense.

Original Poster

So i could any graphic card 2-3gb and all be ok on 550w what if so for some reason it wasnt would the card just run slower or would it blow the pc? Thanks

sme24185

Where this from?


Ebay mostly. I paid £220 for my r9 290 ref a couple of years ago. Pretty noisy and hot but a slight underclock they run really well.
Not worth much now are they really are the elephant in the room due to noise and heat but they're very good bang for buck. I wouldn't pay over £100 for one though.

Original Poster

Ok thanks everyone
Which is best
270
270x
280
280x
290
All sim in price which is best

sme24185

Ok thanks everyoneWhich is best 270270x280280x290All sim in price which … Ok thanks everyoneWhich is best 270270x280280x290All sim in price which is best



The 2 means they're in the same range and the second number is how powerful they are compared with the other cards in the range. The 290 is simply the best card there.
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