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Best sub $200 GPU for a budget build?

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I'm building an i5-2500k system and looking for a moderate graphics card that will last me for a couple years hopefully. At most I'm willing to spend $200, but anything cheaper would be great as well.

Thanks for your help!
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Go on ebay and get a HD5850, going for around the $150 mark with postage
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post #3 of 4

Sapphire just released a toxic 5850 on new egg they are sold out but were going for $129

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-932-_-Product
Found it on Amazon for $149.99


Some other site may have them if your looking for a 5850. Another good card is the MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127518

If you can find another $60 or so this card is winning fans the world over currently. MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565
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You can go on newegg and get a GTX 460 and some brands of GTX465's for under $200 great cards...

Here is a Fermi card for under $200 and there is a MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130611
Edited by [ISM]-BlueDragon - 5/16/11 at 6:43pm
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