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post #11 of 27
Love my 5850, runs cool, quiet, and keeps source at 300 near steady.
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GTX 260 for 90$?
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what are the temps? My case has NO airflow and I'd like to actually use my H50
post #14 of 27
GT440 is a tad slower, gts450/550 would be good choices. Otherwise an 5770. 5850 would be too much heat. idk really....
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4850 ran all my games nice and smooth, a 4890 would run it with no problems
 
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post #16 of 27
If you want to step it little above then the GTS 450 or HD5770 would be good choices for $20 more initially, and then back to your budget after you receiving the rebate.

If you want the best bang for your buck that's good overall, then the GTS 460 or the HD6850 at around $150 or lower depending on the deals would be very good.

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post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Morizuno;13703728 
alright, my budget can be raised to 300$ if needed (would prefer to save for car). I'm not looking got 99999 fps in TF2, just stable 120fps. I know it can run well on my 9800gtx+, so what will be the cooler equivalent?

Are you playing 32 man servers? I haven't played in a long time but the CPU was always the bottleneck on my rig even with multi-core enabled on a HD4870.

Whats your GPU usage with your current 9800GTX+ in game?
post #19 of 27
although the cards being mentioned (some of them) do get hot, as long as they are designed to exhaust out the back of the case it shouldn't affect your CPU temps too much.

My 5850 for example gets up to around 80C when under heavy load, but then my CPU temps don't change more than 1-2 degrees.

Not sure what to recommend really, as your first budget being $100 is quite different to $300 for your second budget! If your budget really is $300, and your CPU temps are a big issue, then spend some money on a better CPU cooler and get a graphics card that you don't need to worry about how hot it runs.
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