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I play low level games like CoD4, but plan on playing some better games once I get a better card. Something that could handle BF3 I would say, even though I won't be buying that. I want $150> but the cheaper the better. It will be paired with a 1045T. I was thinking the 550Ti
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post #2 of 52
460 Would be better then a 550 ti.
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6870 WOULD BE THE BEST!
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1255280/2-ati-amd-5870-gpus

might be able to get one for under 140, these cards will forever be legendary. thumb.gif
post #5 of 52
gtx 460 1gb or 6870
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post #6 of 52
6850/6870 will run it all fine.
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post #7 of 52
pick up a used 470 from the market imo.
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post #8 of 52
Well first off you need to tell people what size of a power supply your are going to be using to power your card. If you are looking for a card with low power draw the best card I could find on Newegg for Less than 150 would be AMD Radeon HD 7770. IF you have a beefy PSU you might want to look at finding a deal on AMD Redeon 6870 or a Nvidia 560. You might even be able to find a Nvidia 560 ti with rebate for 150. But the 550 ti is no good compared to the cards I have listed.
post #9 of 52
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I think I'll get the 460GTX. When it says dual slot, does that mean it needs two PCI x16 slots?
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post #10 of 52
No, it just means that the cooler on the card is 2 slots wide. (it will cover the slot under the pci x16)
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