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http://www.amazon.com/VisionTek-Killer-5770-Combo-900333/dp/B004E0ZLRO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1331345164&sr=8-2

this one is visiontek 5770 with killer 5770 combo. $84.28 Free shipping 2 days shipping if you're prime member.
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post

opps, well the 6870 would be best, or the 560 is great too.
what is the computer used for, games?

He's not a big game player, but the odds are he will play a few games. He's always liked Star Craft and Diablo 2 so I bet he will pick up Diable 3 when it FINALLY comes out. He isn't a stickler for maxing out settings or anything, just needs a card that won't bottleneck, something that's a good match for the core2quad. I was using two 4870s on that board in crossfire and the cpu never bottlenecked. Then I was using 2 x 6970 on the same board and it was awesome until I got BF3. That game made the CPU bottleneck with everything turned up all the way in the most complex scenes.

I'm actually surprised how well that cpu does considering it's a few generations old now.

This store will price match, so if I can find a card on newegg.ca or tigerdirect.ca (Canadian sites, not U.S.) then they will price match if it's the same card.

Remember, the top of the budget is $200 including tax so there's no point telling me about $200 cards on some other site.

Also, as I mentioned, it has to be from the list. He's not going to get a pre paid card and on-line order it. He's not an "enthusiast", he just wants to be able to play a few games.

What I need to know if which card in the list gives the most bang for the buck.
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post #13 of 14
If that is the case, I would go with the gigabyte 6850 or the 7770 (a little less performance than the 6850, but newer gen. and uses less power). Both will perform well on the games listed, even @ 1080 - on med. to high setting.

$10 off for price match: Saphire 7770

Don't know which model 6850, but if this one: Gigabyte 6850oc, quite a bit off for price match.
Edited by Badwrench - 3/11/12 at 10:06am
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Great advice. There's a $20 mail in rebate on that 6850 (it is the same model) in the store. I think that's the care I'll recommend.

Thanks for the help guys.
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