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post #1 of 7
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Hello everyone. I put together this new build a couple of months ago & now have a few bucks and need a better video card. I run a 23" monitor that is in my sig at 1920 x 1080. I dont game alot yet but will eventually do it more in moderation. I mainly use the computer to surf & graphics work. What do you think is the best bang for the buck video card for me????? Around $150.00?? I am open to both ati or nvidia.. My sig is up to date
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post #2 of 7
I'd go for the 460, or the 6870, I don't know how much they cost over there though.
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post #3 of 7
460. 550ti. 6790, 6870. Lots to choose from. All very close in performance. I went with the gtx 460, but it is really personal choice. All of these will more than meet your current needs.
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post #4 of 7
The best you will be able to find for that price is a gtx 460 or 6870 if your lucky.
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post #5 of 7
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Any advantages or disadvantages with 6870 vs 460?? Looks like both are priced very close
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post #6 of 7
Gtx470, faster than both
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post #7 of 7
This fits the price range...after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130567
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