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The 275 (in this case from EVGA) has served me so well and I have been waiting for the price to drop below 150.00, well "B" stock 275's are 129.00.I have found the 275 (while not delivering much to brag about) to be a very worthwhile gpu.Perhaps there are others that simply cannot put down 300.00+ for a gpu.
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4xx series is great cards. DX11, run pretty cool. Very good bang for your buck. Combine that with SLI later on and you can have a fantastic system.
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I have a 450 GTS, it plays everything I need it to, maxxes out UT3 and most games without an issue, it seems to be happy overclocking as well
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Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
The 275 (in this case from EVGA) has served me so well and I have been waiting for the price to drop below 150.00, well "B" stock 275's are 129.00.I have found the 275 (while not delivering much to brag about) to be a very worthwhile gpu.Perhaps there are others that simply cannot put down 300.00+ for a gpu.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500202

A GTX 460 delivers the same FPS while utilizing Dx11 for $129.

post #5 of 8
I'd suggest a GTX460. Awesome cards for the price and they overclock really well. You can get a used 1 for even cheaper if you want to go that route.
post #6 of 8
B-Stock, geeks.com, newegg open box... "my go-to's..."

I think you'd be amazed what you could find for ~100 if you just stay patient and keep searching those sites. I got a GTX 460 from geeks for 92 bucks plus 15 more for a 1 year warranty.

Here's a HD 6850 for 125 and free shipping. Very low power consumption, 1 6-pin connector, oc beast...

Work with what you got/what you need is my motto.
 
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I've got an EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB that I'm willing to sell for $95 if anyone's interested.
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I would be interested in something with a waterblock already installed.I would run it,make some performance notes then take it apart for a TIM replacement (unless it was just done). I simply do not need the best (boy I sure want it though). I have a watercooled rig that I am just finishing up (I used a 4U rack mount case) and would really like something with a block, all I have is a generic G92 block and a 8800 (sorry I fold when I can so it has to be NIVIDIA). Great deal on the 280 though. Someone ought to make a thread about tips and tricks to get the most but spend the least.The thing is,my new folding rig (a 955) worked best on Linux Ubuntu 10.10 but it is said to be a chore to get the gpu to fold on Ubuntu 10.10.Oh well things will work out.
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