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I'm looking for suggestions for the best video card you can buy for $100. I really don't know much about video cards and need helping upgrading from a Evaga Geforce 210 1 gb. Thanks in advance!!!!!
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post #2 of 7
This GTX460 1GB if you can spare the extra $20+ shipping.

This GTX460 768MB if you can't (still needs shipping cost though).
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Are you only looking at nVidia cards? otherwise I think the 6670 is a pretty decent card for the money thumb.gif. However, like pioneer said, if you are willing to go with a last gen card, the 460 is very good option!
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No not only nvidia, Ati cards will work also, i'm just a little partial to the Nvidia cards. I have heard alot about the 460's, so are they pretty decent cards i could prolly spend a little more then 100 lets say $150 max after shipping and tax.
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post #5 of 7
You can sometimes get a used 4890 for under $100 if your lucky, and they are beasts for their age.
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Originally Posted by klewlis1;14526263 
No not only nvidia, Ati cards will work also, i'm just a little partial to the Nvidia cards. I have heard alot about the 460's, so are they pretty decent cards i could prolly spend a little more then 100 lets say $150 max after shipping and tax.

Get any 460 1GB that you can find in that price range. The DirectCU and Twin Frozr / Cyclone (Asus / MSI respectively) are beast cards. Not sure if they're under $150 though.

If you can pull off $160+ shipping, you can get an EVGA GTX470 from their B-Stock page. smile.gif That'd be the BEST card in that price range.
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post #7 of 7
You can find some good used/recertified/b-stock deals but if you want a new card with a full warranty $100-150 won't go very far.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162052

^ If you can't/don't want to spring the extra for a 460 that's a very good card and will keep you under the 150 mark shipped.
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