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I dont mean to be so cliche here but I'd like to see what I can get for $125.

Since purchasing my radeon 4850, I've yet to look back till now. I think I upgraded my processor 3 times inbetween then but kep the trusty 4850 because it played everything decently up to now. Played skyrim on high, LOL!

Anyways, I have $125 for a video card and I was wondering what can I get that will be the best performer for the money?

I was looking at the GTX 460 SE for $99

I noticed the 6850's are hovering just above my budget and unless I get lucky, I dont know if I can obtain one.

I'd like to keep it to one card, no CF or SLi for me. Also, I won't be OC'ing.

Are there any "gems" within my price range?

Thx in advance.
Edited by RibeyeAndScotch - 4/25/12 at 6:43pm
post #2 of 37
I don't know if there are any still in stock, but if you can snag a GTX460 1GB (not SE, not 192-bit, etc) for ~$110, then you're set.

6850s sometimes drop under $125.
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i am a big fan of buying used cards. and with a budget that low, you can get a lot of bang for your buck.

you havent mentioned what resolution you plan on playing at. or any of your system specs.
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

460 GTX 1GB really good ocer and performs very good
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1742920&CatId=3669

That one is a 192-bit one. If it is a 256-bit one that it is a good recommendation.

Radeon HD 7770 BNIB, or Radeon HD6870 used.
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Since you said you were cool with used check out the marketplace here on OCN for example http://www.overclock.net/t/1241099/msi-gtx-465-twin-frozr-ii-golden-edition/0_50
A little higher but a sweet card
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Try saving a bit more for the HD6850.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

That one is a 192-bit one. If it is a 256-bit one that it is a good recommendation.
Radeon HD 7770 BNIB, or Radeon HD6870 used.

it´s 1024mb so I think Could be SE or the 1GB edition, I prefer It´s 1GB biggrin.gif
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I would have to recommend against getting a 7770 for now. They're still in the $149 range (or higher) and don't provide any substantial improvement over older cards such as the 6850 and GTX 460. The fact that they are new, current-gen cards also means that a lot of retailers are going to be charging a premium for it.
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I would have to recommend against getting a 7770 for now. They're still in the $149 range (or higher) and don't provide any substantial improvement over older cards such as the 6850 and GTX 460. The fact that they are new, current-gen cards also means that a lot of retailers are going to be charging a premium for it.

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11201-00-20G-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B00782U10W
http://www.amazon.com/DirectCU-1020MHz-Overclocked-Graphics-HD7770-DC-1GD5/dp/B007AYJEQK
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