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I'm looking for the best card to power a Full HD screen for under $150,
What do people reccomend?
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First of all by Full HD you mean 1920x1080 ?
second What do you plan on using the card for?
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Yes, by full HD i mean 1920x1080.

Gaming, Video editing, 3D modelling and a little bit of all the other stuff.
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post #4 of 21
For gaming, I would recommend a HD6850 or GTX 460 for a 1080p resolution.

If you don't do a lot of gaming and watch a lot of movies, I'd recommend a HD5770/HD6770, anything less might not handle 1080 that great.

I got my 5770s (both) for $170 from a member here, so if you want the best performance, you can always try that. I would suggest a single card if you don't need that performance though.
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I can't find any GTX 460's anymore for less then $200 brand new, they seem to be something of a rarity now.

my first choice was a GTX 550ti, but i'm not sure it has enough memory bandiwdth to handle a full HD screen.
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I'm finding some HD5830's for around the same price as the 550ti.

How do they shape up?
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I wouldn't recommend a 550Ti for the price.. I'd rather you get a 6850/6870/560 (non Ti). 5830s are closer in performance to 5770/6770/6790 and not too many people like them here since they don't perform that well nor do they overclock very much.

Check this thread, many members are against the 5830. Just go for the 6850 for a $150 price range. You can also try to get used 460's/6850s in the marketplace here for cheaper.
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post #9 of 21
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Yeah i agree,
Wish i could find a 768mb GTX 460, as that would do the job perfectly.

It's around $10 extra for the 6850 over a 550ti and i think the performance increase justifys it.

I lied, it's more like $40 - 50 extra for a 6850.

Prices are seriously screwed in this country.
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post
I wouldn't recommend a 550Ti for the price.. I'd rather you get a 6850/6870/560 (non Ti). 5830s are closer in performance to 5770/6770/6790 and not too many people like them here since they don't perform that well nor do they overclock very much.
I have a 6790, i got it for 150 about a month ago. even cheaper on the egg now, and it oc's great. 840/1050 stock and 975/1200 overclocked. i burn through any game i play on max setting at 1680x1050@60 and get great fps. i would recommend it to anyone looking for a 150.00 card.
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