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Need to buy a gpu for the kids' pc and I had came across this... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125380

Would you consider this a good purchase or do you think I can find better for $100?
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Although the GTX260 was a great card in SLI, it is fairly overpriced for how much performance has increased in the last two years. You can find better for that price range in both ATI and Nvidia card models.
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Need to buy a gpu for the kids' pc and I had came across this... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125380

Would you consider this a good purchase or do you think I can find better for $100?
5830 costs 103 dollars and will do better.
    
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5830 costs 103 dollars and will do better.
Nice but since the wifey will be playing games on their rig, Nvidia is her preference and $100 is the limit.
Edited by drBlahMan - 6/5/11 at 6:49pm
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Nice but since the wifey will be playing games on their rig, Nvidia is her preference and $100 is the limit.
The 5830 is the best 100 GPU. Does she use PhysX? Or Fold 24/7? Maybe get a used GTX460.
    
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I have seen gtx460 (not 1gb) go for $80 AR
    
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I have seen gtx460 (not 1gb) go for $80 AR
I was about to say the exact same thing
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Nice but since the wifey will be playing games on their rig, Nvidia is her preference and $100 is the limit.
ATI wins in this market segment try the HD5830
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post #9 of 11
Probably your best bet. A GTS 450 costs 110-120 and has the same amount of CUDA cores.
I'd stick with the GTX 260.
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Your wifey has a preference to Nvidia? I wish my wifey had a preference. I wish I had a wifey..
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