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Best Graphics Card for Under $400?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey, i have recently built a gaming computer and am currently using my old graphics card for the system and i am thinking about getting a new one.

Which graphics card (amd or nvidia) do you think would be the best for under $400? I will be mostly gaming and doing some video editing on the computer, if that matters.

Thanks.
post #2 of 7
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?lowprice=200&highprice=499.99&keywords=hd%207970&cat=&mnf=&sort=1&recs=10

HD 7970. Overclock it a bunch and have fun. Even comes with 3 games (Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution)
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post #3 of 7
Might want to read this... http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/12/04/gtx_680_vs_radeon_hd_7970_multidisplay_showdown/1
Usually i go with NVidia, but looks like AMD is winning that battle ever so slightly right now... biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 7
7970, best single-gpu graphics card out there.
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Thread Starter 
Alright, thanks alot people!
post #6 of 7
+1 to what everyone else said already.
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post #7 of 7
without a doubt get the HD 7970. also get a card which comes with the game bundle . awesome value.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-7970_3G

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-797OC3G
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