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Looking for a graphics card for around $250, what do you think is the best I could get?
post #2 of 17
Check this out
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

Or this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

Maybe go for the second and get a nice mouse with the remaining 50$.
   
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by lordj View Post

Check this out
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Or this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Maybe go for the second and get a nice mouse with the remaining 50$.

which is the 2nd one? they were both the same link. tongue.gif thanks for the reply.
post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MajorGrid View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by lordj View Post

Check this out
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Or this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Maybe go for the second and get a nice mouse with the remaining 50$.

which is the 2nd one? they were both the same link. tongue.gif thanks for the reply.

The first link should be http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

Sorry for that frown.gif
   
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Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
Samsung Hyper 612 PWM Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG W2361V CM Storm Trigger HEC Rapter 600W Bravotec Stealth CX 
MouseAudioAudio
LG GM-200 DUNHERM DH-3100 CREATIVE I-TRIGUE 2200 
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Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
Samsung Hyper 612 PWM Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG W2361V CM Storm Trigger HEC Rapter 600W Bravotec Stealth CX 
MouseAudioAudio
LG GM-200 DUNHERM DH-3100 CREATIVE I-TRIGUE 2200 
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Intel Core i3 530 ASRock H55M NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  Samsung  
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordj View Post

Check this out
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Or this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Maybe go for the second and get a nice mouse with the remaining 50$.

Neither of those...

If you don't mind spending marginally more and rebates:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

Don't want to spend more:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lordj View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by MajorGrid View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by lordj View Post

Check this out
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Or this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Maybe go for the second and get a nice mouse with the remaining 50$.

which is the 2nd one? they were both the same link. tongue.gif thanks for the reply.

The first link should be
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613
Sorry for that frown.gif

My copy and paste seems to be a little screwed. This is the correct one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613
   
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MouseAudioAudio
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LG W2361V CM Storm Trigger HEC Rapter 600W Bravotec Stealth CX 
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Intel Core i3 530 ASRock H55M NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  Samsung  
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Haha are you trolling or something? That's the same link. smile.gif
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NZXT Phantom Corsair Vengence m65 Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DGx 
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Logitech x230 2.1 speaker system Schiit Magni + Modi Headphone Dac and Amp NVX XPT100 Headphones bitfenix sleeved cable extensions blue for 8pin... 
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7870 100%
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820 asus p9x79 Gigabyte GTX 780 3gb OC edition Kingston Hyperx Genesis DDR3 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 64gb Seagate Barracuda 1TB WD Caviar Green 2TB Custom water cooling loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung SyncMaster S24B300 Corsair Vengenc k70 MX Blue Corsair AX760 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Corsair Vengence m65 Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DGx 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Logitech x230 2.1 speaker system Schiit Magni + Modi Headphone Dac and Amp NVX XPT100 Headphones bitfenix sleeved cable extensions blue for 8pin... 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i3 m330 2.13 Ghz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 4gb oem WD Caviar Blue 320gb 
OSMonitorAudio
Windows 7 Home premium 1366 x 760 LED Realtek Sh!t 
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intel i7 Intel HD graphic 4000 8GB 750GB (350 to each OS) 
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Windows 7 and Mac OSX lion 1280x800 Aluminium unibody, 13" 
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Samsung 830 64gb Seagate Barracuda 1TB WD Caviar Green 2TB Custom water cooling loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung SyncMaster S24B300 Corsair Vengenc k70 MX Blue Corsair AX760 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Corsair Vengence m65 Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DGx 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Logitech x230 2.1 speaker system Schiit Magni + Modi Headphone Dac and Amp NVX XPT100 Headphones bitfenix sleeved cable extensions blue for 8pin... 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i3 m330 2.13 Ghz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 4gb oem WD Caviar Blue 320gb 
OSMonitorAudio
Windows 7 Home premium 1366 x 760 LED Realtek Sh!t 
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intel i7 Intel HD graphic 4000 8GB 750GB (350 to each OS) 
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