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^Wow, 5 posts all in the span of 1 minute... that's what happens when someone recommends a 550.
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I bought 2 GTX 470's for 200 a piece. Best bang for buck right there.
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Originally Posted by Clawbog View Post
Or you can go AMD and get the Sapphire 5850 Xtreme.
This ! That model is WAY bang for the buck.
I would otherwise, however, recommend a GTX 470 if you can find it under $200. If not, then a GTX 460.

The GTX 550 TI shouldn't even be in the GTX-class ...
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You don't have many great Nvidia choices at that price range imo. 470 is probably your best bet, but it definitely costs more than 200 even used (unless you find a great deal).

I know that doesn't really answer your question, but ATI has better options for you (used 5870 are around $150-190, new 6870 under or around 200, new 6950 around 200-230). They are all great performers within your price range and are the best bang for your buck imo.
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550 is junk, go with a 470
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Fastest NEW NVIDIA card you're gonna get for $200 is the EVGA GTX 460 SSC+. In terms of performance, it's the same speed as a stock GTX 470 and a GTX 560 Ti. Of course, you also have the option of picking up a refurbished or used GTX 470 for under $200 or maybe a PNY GTX 465 that can unlock for even lower.

Of course, you can also go AMD, and the absolute best bang-for-buck card in the market right now is the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme. That's a card that is faster than the GTX 460 and a bit slower than a GTX 470. It's also only $140.
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post #19 of 82
If you can find a used or open box 470 or 560 that would be best. I would say 1 GB 460 over 550 any day, but if you wouldn't mind AMD a 6850 or 6870 would be a good choice.
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post #20 of 82
I know you said nVidia but there's this little gem:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-932-_-Product

I'd buy two if I didn't have my 470s.
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