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I am currently using an integrated Intel HD 3000 for my new build's graphics. Obviously this doesn't allow much headroom for any gaming at all so I am looking into getting a new graphics card.

I set my budget around $150 because I don't wanna break the bank. What is my best option around this price? And is it worth buying a graphics card at this price, or should I wait for a few months until I have enough saved up to get into higher budget cards?

Thanks for your help!
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frankly most people only spend around that much for a card. A MSI GTX 460 Hawk will do you plenty good.

But buy it from eBay or OCN Market cuz amazon and the online store charge like $200
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frankly most people only spend around that much for a card. A MSI GTX 460 Hawk will do you plenty good.

But buy it from eBay or OCN Market cuz amazon and the online store charge like $200
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Get Either a GTX 550Ti 1GB, Or a GTX 260 - These are two really good, current cards. If you want to find a cheap, but very high-performance, Get SLI 8800GTX's - If I had the chance, I'd take it no doubt. If you want AMD, Get a HD 5830 1GB. I'm sure your ASRock Z68 has SLI/CrossfireX Capabilities, correct? If you don't like any of these, a GTX 560. If you don't even like that, A GTX 480 1.5GB.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500202
This GTX 460 1GB is a steal at $150($120 after rebate). It can play pretty much every game at a reasonable frame rate. You can also overclock the hell out of it if you need more speed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by N3Xus View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500202
This GTX 460 1GB is a steal at $150($120 after rebate). It can play pretty much every game at a reasonable frame rate. You can also overclock the hell out of it if you need more speed.
Holy.... fantastic price on that card! $120 brand new??? You're not going to find a better buy than that OP.
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That's a good budget for a lot of good GPU's. Range from GTX 460's to GTX 470's and 5770's to 5850's, some of them being used prices btw, not generally new. Not really sure you'll find many 500 and 6000 series for that much without lower performance. I'd stick to the 400/5000 series imo. (Nvidia/AMD/ATI)

Check around OCN's marketplace for used or shop around and find some deals from retailers. I'd stay away from the 450/550 GPU's, they're pretty low performance for the price when you can pay an extra bit (more or less) for something better.

I have a 450GTS, regretted buying it new over a used GTX460 a week later at the same price.

EDIT: Listen to what some others are saying. 460 would be a good choice!
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HD 6790 or GTX 460
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