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Hi All

Building a gaming rig for my mate, but he doesnt have heaps of cash so Im looking for the best bang for buck here... Preferably that doesnt require expensive PSU. (Im hoping I could use a stock no name that comes with a cheap case).

I dont care if its nvdia or ati just after the best for the price...

Was thinking somewhere around the ATi 5770 mark in performance, but the more performance for cost the better right lol.

Cheers
post #2 of 15
I'm sure the GTX460 1GB can be found at around $120 if you look around.
Edited by Jcyle - 5/19/11 at 7:44pm
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What resolution and what types of games? This is important criteria in coming to a conclusion on said product.
    
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Most modern games, at im guess 1920x1080...

My other mate has a PII 550 unlocked, with a 5770 and plays on 1680 modern games easy as... So if we exclude games like Metro then I dont think currently there are that many games out there that would require huge investments to play.
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Does a 5770 or 6770 need any special PSU requirements?
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I'm selling a GTX 460 1GB if you're interested... maxes a large majority of games (except Metro, Crysis, and Just Cause 2) at 1680x1050.
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post #8 of 15
You'll notice the TDP, or Thermal Design Power listen in the above link for each card.
    
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post #9 of 15
Dont get a 5770 is is much slower compared to a 460 and the 460 is usually only 20 bucks more. The 6770 is the same card as the 5770
post #10 of 15
get a 460 they max most modern games and overclock insanely well

768mb gtx 460 for $90 After MIr

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058

or

1gb version for $155 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591&cm_re=gtx_460_1gb-_-14-130-591-_-Product
Edited by (mirror)52-D.S.L. - 5/19/11 at 9:25pm
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