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i am planning on getting a video card later this fall but i dont know which one to get. i would like to do some gaming at 1366x768 on games like dragon age 2 bioshock 2 mass effect 2 etc. i would like to spend less than 100$ but if i have to my budget would be 150$.

Note: i am using a core i5 2300 and have 2gb of ram
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post #2 of 11
I would simply buy a 460 or so for $100 used. That will max out any game at that resolution. With the extra money you can get 4gb of RAM which should help with your performance as well.
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what about a gts 250
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post #4 of 11
A 460 would blow a 250 out of the water. You can get a 450 for right around $100
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post #5 of 11
GTS 450 is much better, also the speed of a 260 and has dx11
    
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can you link me it
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Samsung F3 1tb Samsung 830 64Gb Western Digital Green 1tb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb 
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Lite-On Blu-Ray Player Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer S231HLBID 23" 
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i5 760 Asus P7P55D-E Pro XFX 5570 Corsair XMS3 2x1gb 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640Gb HP DVD1260 Cooler Master GeminII S524 Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Vizio 32" 1080 Corsair 650TX Silverstone LC13B-E Droid X2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo GMA X3100 4GB DDR2 667 MHz 120 GB 
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post #9 of 11
I would say the 550ti mentioned above
post #10 of 11
agree with nvidia gtx 460 or ati radeon 5850 (5850 has better performance, costs around the same has no physx) and another 2gb drr
ps with 5850 i can max any game and gameplay is great at 1920x1080 except metro 2033 gta4, crysis and microsoft flight simulator deluxe but that is most probably due to my cpu, not gpu
all other games work perfectly
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