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post #1 of 70
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Hey OCN,
I Have $200 to spend on a GPU.
What should i get?



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post #2 of 70
GTX 560 ti, or 6870, or a used 6950(or a new cheap one)?

Each has its own pros or cons, but yea, best ones for that price.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
$189.99 after MIR.

Actually, Newegg has a ton of cheap 560 tis (My pref, of course) but you can go after 6950s and 6870s too.
Edited by gerickjohn - 1/28/12 at 6:58am
   
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post #3 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by gerickjohn View Post

GTX 560 ti, or 6870, or a used 6950(or a new cheap one)?
Each has its own pros or cons, but yea, best ones for that price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
$189.99 after MIR.
Actually, Newegg has a ton of cheap 560 tis (My pref, of course) but you can go after 6950s and 6870s too.

^ This.
    
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Open Box:
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post #5 of 70
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what about a gtx 460?
post #6 of 70
You can do better than 460 at least 560(Ti?) or a 6870 or like others say used 6950. I am the same when it comes to GPUs don't want to spend a ton of money but looking for best price/performance tradeoff.
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what about a gtx 460?

Buy used or be patient for an open box deal. If there's one thing to not get impulsive about, is GPU upgrades.
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what about a gtx 460?

a 460 is good, but its age lets me look the otherway, especially since next gen GPUs are upon us.
   
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post #9 of 70
you can find those for $100 these days you could sli a pair and have a good set up for some time.
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I hate the norwegian prices mad.gif
To get a 560Ti, I will have to pay somewhere around 400 USD..
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