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a 7950 costs too much, if i get that then it will be for my main rig and not my old one.
how does a GTS 250 and HD4670 stock up against a 5770?
a lot of local guys selling those here

A 5770 Is much better almost no comparison.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1329340/for-sale-sapphire-5770-1gb-75-shipped

This card is in great shape. It would be your best bet! smile.gif
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post #13 of 45
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a 7950 costs too much, if i get that then it will be for my main rig and not my old one.
how does a GTS 250 and HD4670 stock up against a 5770?
a lot of local guys selling those here

5770 rips them to shreds.
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post #14 of 45
7770 or a 650 are your best bets, save up to the 100$ range and do it there smile.gif

an idea:
http://www.overclock.net/t/502403/graphics-card-ranking-5th-time-and-last-updated-daily
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post #15 of 45
7850 if you can afford it.

5850/5870 if you can find a nice 100 dollar deal smile.gif
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post #16 of 45
It's great if you could find a 6950 where you live.

Newegg doesn't have 6850 6950 or 5770. Finally they are phasing out, it's been 2 years lol. You can find 6770 thou. However 7770 is a better choice. It's basically a 6850ish card with GCN architecture.
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post #17 of 45
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a 7950 costs too much, if i get that then it will be for my main rig and not my old one.
how does a GTS 250 and HD4670 stock up against a 5770?
a lot of local guys selling those here

Well a GTS 250 is essentially a relabeled 8800 GTS. The 5770 is twice as fast or more when compared to a single 8800 GTS or 250. $20 for a 8800 GTS is not a bad deal but you would need 2 for comfortable gaming and even then you could have issue with the limited vram. A 5770 would be more desirable but I'm not totally sure it will run games like Far Cry 3 super well. IMO you should spend a bit more and aim for a GTX 460 or something of that class.
    
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post #18 of 45
8800gt has almost 0 chance to get 40-50fps in most the games you listed you need to probly spend around 100 to be able to hold 40-50 at low to med in some of the games you listed.
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post #19 of 45
I would not buy a 6950 unless you get one for a great price. A lot of people unlocked them by loading the 6970 bios on them which damages the card. Some people unlocked them the right way by editing the 6950 bios to just unlock the shaders but it is hard to tell which is which especially off ebay or craigslist. Second unless you could save at least $20 over a 7850 it just isn't worth it. THe 7860 uses less energy and has about the same performance as the 6950. Just unlocking the shaders is probably only a 5% increase in speed. So I would still say the 7850 is the go to card between $140-170. Otherwise I would go with a 5850/5870 or here is a perfect example of one for $100

Otherwise the least expensive I would recommend is a 5750 or 5770 I would NOT pay more for a 6750 or a 6770 as they are the same card heck they can even x-fire together. That is a $50-60 card used and it will play metro 1920x1080 on high but not the highest settings. I had the 677x for a cfouple weeks and then sold it. It was a decent card.

I just sold a GTS250 and although it is better than nothing it will only run metro at the lowest settings and at a somewhat low FPS. The GTS250 would make a great hybrid PhysX card for an AMD owner however.
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post #20 of 45
I will suggest hd 7750/hd7770 as a bare minimum for 1080p around your budget !
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