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You can also keep your eyes peeled for a used MSI / Asus GTX460 1GB as well. Those carry full 3 year warranties based off serial number alone (so no need to worry about if its registered or not).

If I was in a tough budget range like $100, there's absolutely no shame at all in buying used gear. Heck, my entire laptop consists of used gear that I pieced together. My main rig, about 1/2 of it is used, including my 1155 board, GTX580, half of my RAM, my drives....

You just have to make sure that you're buying used equipment from a trustworthy person, and that it will carry the warranty over (like Asus and MSI).
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basically from what I had to spend for a pc I have $200 left for a gpu, psu and an optical drive. I'm having the most trouble with the psu since most ones 500-600w are getting up there in price if you buy something reliable. I'm thinking I don't even need more than a 400w+ psu. the optical drives are cheap so that's kind of extra. basically it's $200 I have for a gpu and a psu. if you guys could help me get both of those for what I have left then that would be awesome.

I'm fine with a $50 psu and a $150 gpu if that's possible.
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basically from what I had to spend for a pc I have $200 left for a gpu, psu and an optical drive. I'm having the most trouble with the psu since most ones 500-600w are getting up there in price if you buy something reliable. I'm thinking I don't even need more than a 400w+ psu. the optical drives are cheap so that's kind of extra. basically it's $200 I have for a gpu and a psu. if you guys could help me get both of those for what I have left then that would be awesome.

I'm fine with a $50 psu and a $150 gpu if that's possible.
Where are you shopping at? I think I missed that part... Are you in the US? I can EASILY find you a solid PSU with an even better GPU.

What CPU to you plan on running too by the way?
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yeah I'm in the U.S. I usually order from amazon since there's no tax or shipping and the prices are usually the cheapest over newegg. I've ordered an amd 955be with an asus mobo. please, if you can find something that would be awesome.

thanx pioneerisloud
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948
sapphire hd6870 $154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022
ocz fatality 550 $50
hope you will love it.
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yeah I'm in the U.S. I usually order from amazon since there's no tax or shipping and the prices are usually the cheapest over newegg. I've ordered an amd 955be with an asus mobo. please, if you can find something that would be awesome.

thanx pioneerisloud
Because you mention taxes and whatnot, could I get your zipcode so I can enter it into newegg and a few other sites, to see about taxes and stuff? You can PM it to me if you don't want it public.
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thanx aniket. all you suggested sounds great except for that I really can't go over $200 total before rebates since I've already gone up $50 that I shouldn't spend.
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I live in the 94903 zip. basically san francisco
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thanx aniket. all you suggested sounds great except for that I really can't go over $200 total before rebates since I've already gone up $50 that I shouldn't spend.
so you want it to be done withing $200 even without rebate.
Am I right?
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just got a 4870 x2 for $100 from the ocn marketplace I LOVE OCN
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