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What should I get for $57?

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Hi,

If you've read my other thread you should know I'm on a very tight budget and I'm trying to get the best out of what I can get.

As the title suggests I've got a $57 budget for a graphics card after spending about $32 on a new 500w psu.

As I am surprisingly bad with graphics cards I was wondering what would be best to get in that price range :/

Thank you all for any and all help and advice you give smile.gif
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Well, its going to be used.
Thats for sure.

You could probably find a 9800GT or a GTS250 or 260 for about that in the OCN marketplace.
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Okay, just found out the psu is okay and I don't need an upgrade...what would you suggest I get for $88.5 then? smile.gif
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whats the rest of the system we could say a used HD4870 but if you have a PEntium4 2.8 it wont do much good lol
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I had a 4870 1gb, at 1280x1024 it would play any game out there if you turned AA off.
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Thread Starter 
Unfortunately it is a pentium 4 :/

And I don't think the motherboard can handle an upgrade to a used core 2 duo cpu :/


I was thinking of getting a ATi RAGE HD 5450 for £26.50
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btw...I wont need anything HD as the monitor I'm getting is an old blocky thing
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You could get something along the lines of a gt 240 gddr5, gt 430, hd 5570
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If you find the right person you could get a GTS 450 or Radeon 5770. wink.gif I got a GTS 450 for my friend for $60.
     
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I just sold a GTS 250 512mb for $35, you could find a 4870 for around $60. You might be able to get a pair of 8800gt cards and SLI them for 275 performance.
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