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HIS 6870 for $150 shipped ($130 after rebate). It's a better card than the 550 Ti, 5850, and of course the 6790.

If you're not in a hurry, you can wait a bit. They tend to fluctuate around the $150 mark and sometimes come bundled with a game. You could also take a look at the For Sale section for a decently priced used one.
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Don't get just any card just because it's affordable. Cheaply made cards usually are made with cheaper capacitors and poor cooling - leading to a shorter lifespan. Low-end cards also tend to have more hardware quirks, leading to more blue-screens. You'll have a bunch of crashes and you'll actually think the drivers are to blame.
    
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