New Video Card - Opinions

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by mullet1, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. mullet1

    mullet1 Junior Member

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    long time, no see, Tweak3D.

    built a computer for my wife back in early 2009, the important bits are:

    Biostar TA780G M2+
    AMD Phenom 9500 X4
    OCZ Gold 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800MHz

    anyways, its been running on HD3200 integrated graphics and i'm getting the itch to add in a video card. been doing a lot of research today on tomshardware and came to the conclusion that for the budget i'm wanting to stick to ($100 or less, excluding shipping), looking at newegg i can get a HD6770 for $80 after a rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125396

    i'm fond of ATI(AMD now, i guess) products, and the only nVidia card that came close to my budget while still delivering good performance was a GTS 450.

    this is the specific search i used in newegg, for reference.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...eValue=679:40677&PropertyCodeValue=679:148320



    anyways, anybody have any other options for that price range?
  2. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Odd nVidia has nada in da $75-100 price-point.

    For $129 the GTX 550 Ti is a Customer Choice winner.
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    SmokeDogg New Member

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    Recently did a overhaul on my gaming rig on a budget. I came up with the Gforce Gtx 460 1gb ddr3 its running around $140 online. Really really decent card, runs everything today flawlessly so far as I have seen. Its a little more than your current budget but worth the extra money.
  4. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    I upgraded not too long ago to a GTX 550 Ti and it's awesome.

    With that said.. I have an nVidia GTX 260 core216 laying around if you want it.
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    Siege Valgore Junior Member

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    I too have the 550 Ti and it gets the job done. If you have the RAM and Processor, the 550Ti can get you in Skyrim on full settings and Crysis 3 on just about every setting on full. However, if you can afford the extra $10-$20, the 560ti is a MUCH better card for the money.
  6. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    Crysis 3? Game's not even out yet..