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I was wondering if there's a discrete GPU around these days that will perform on-par with a 7800 GT for around $30. My ol' 7800 GT actually played some older games I really liked. Reason I ask is, I'm FINALLY getting my CPU next week and I want some cheap little card in my sig rig to have until I raise the funds for the beastly 3-way SLI 680s.

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post #2 of 14
Grab a 470 in the meantime thumb.gif

It's not going to be $30 but come on smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Bodycount View Post

Grab a 470 in the meantime thumb.gif
It's not going to be $30 but come on smile.gif

I can't! tongue.gif I'm just looking for something really cheap that performs around a 7800 GT. AKA Minecraft and 5-year old awesome games. wink.gif
     
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9500gt...8600gts...5670, 4650, 3450, 6570, 6450. All those should be good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125378

$40, it's not $30 but hey! close...
post #5 of 14
How about a 7800GT off of Ebay or such.
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I guess I'll go with a $16 open-box 6450.. they're usually easy to snag.
     
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post #8 of 14
I say be the coolest man on the block and get a 7950GX2 LOL

No but serious, a 3870, 8800GT, 8600GT, any of those will do. Even seen a couple 8800GS's go for about 20 shipped here and there.
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post #9 of 14
i think that pretty much anything is better than a 7800GT now

even looks like this $20 card spanks it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127602


http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=313&card2=644

you should check the for sale section, if you dont mind buying used.
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post #10 of 14
Do yourself a favor and grab the Radeon 6570...or 6450 tongue.gif
You can use those as HTPC cards later on. And they consume much less watts than the older nvidia cards.

EDIT: refer to this thread also:

http://www.overclock.net/t/502403/graphics-card-ranking-5th-time-and-last-updated-daily
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