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Best Video Card in the $250-320 Range

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I'm buiding a new rig for a friend, got all the parts in mind that I ant to get him aside from the video card. Was going to get him the GeForce GTX 570 Twin FrozR III PE off amazon for 320 but they're out of stock and Newegg is $50 more and he doesn't want to spend that.

What's the best equally priced alternative?
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EVGA 570 Reference Model? $309.99 after MIR.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by chrischoi View Post
EVGA 570 Reference Model? $309.99 after MIR.
This or a 6950 or 6970 depending one where you get them
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post #5 of 18
GTX 480, very cheap right now for the performance you get.
Edited by adzsask - 8/8/11 at 2:51pm
    
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by adzsask View Post
two 480's, nothing will even come close withing your 320$ budget.
So... two GTX 480's = <$320?

That's definitely the way it comes across as!
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So... two GTX 480's = <$320?

That's definitely the way it comes across as!
ya by the time i posted a link they changed the price should have bought like 5 before the change was made
    
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Honestly for 10 bucks more, I'd get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127532

This thing is a monster!
    
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post #9 of 18
While it has a decent cooler the card is way too expensive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
Honestly for 10 bucks more, I'd get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127532

This thing is a monster!
All that heat stays in the case.

OP, just grab 2 x 550Ti's and SLI it. Haha. $200 total. You said you're building it for a friend...
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LG GH22NS70 Corsair H100 Corsair SP120 High Performance Corsair AF120 High Performance 
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Corsair Force GT 120 2 - WD Caviar Black 750 WD Caviar Green 2TB WD My Book 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG GH22NS70 Corsair H100 Corsair SP120 High Performance Corsair AF120 High Performance 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Acer G245HQ Acer G245HQ Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair 600T SE Logitech G500 Steel Series S&S Solo 
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Asus Essence STX Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Vengeance 2000 7.1 Quad Mouse Rock 
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