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Throwing a light gaming / general use rig together for cheap. I just need a cheap GPU to finish it off. I'm all over the place looking at gtx 550's and 7750's/7770's. I just need some suggestions if you don't mind.

I'm willing to go a tad over $100 if it is really worth it. Used is okay but I don't want to wait around.

Thanks!

edit: Oh and it can't require more than 1 pci-e connection.
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post #2 of 12
It looks like Tom's is suggesting the 7750 at $90 or the 7770 at $115 (Link Best Card for the Money February 2013).

According to Anandtech's Bench, the 7770 seems to be sufficiently faster to warrant the extra few bucks. Also, a card like THIS from Sapphire requires only one PCIE power connection so you would be good there. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 12
A 6850 meets your price point exactly used on ebay, a 6870 If your luckily enough to find it in that price range. the 6870 usually goes for $10-$20 more than the 6850 right now. But I think it's worth the extra boost. In the end it all comes down to you get what you pay for.

BTW 6850/70 is faster than the 7770....
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post #4 of 12
My vote the 7770 best bang for the buck man! All day!
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post #5 of 12
As much as I hate using AnandTech mainly cause results are dated- old drivers, this is all I can go by as of right now.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=536
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post #6 of 12
The 6850 and 6870 are great cards but I would be very careful buying them off e-bay.
post #7 of 12
I would stay away from used GPUs for various reasons.. I might consider them if they come with a lifetime warranty such as EVGA's or from a really reliable source..
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpriess View Post

I would stay away from used GPUs for various reasons.. I might consider them if they come with a lifetime warranty such as EVGA's or from a really reliable source..

Most used GPUs are fine, check heatware and member histories. I haven't sold on here but whenever I do sell my GPUs are 100% working. There's little reason why you shouldn't buy them, especially if the price is good enough. A lot of warranties do transfer now, anyway.

Used is especially good at the $100 price point, since you can't find anything decent new. The 7770 and 650 Ti are quite a bit under powered compared to 6870s and 6950s, which hover around the $100-150 used range.
post #9 of 12
I'm with CiTRxJ on this one. There's usually nothing wrong with used cards from reputable people. A 6870 would beat a 7770 by a fair amount and i've seen lots of em around in your budget.
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post #10 of 12
get the sapphire HD 7770 for USD 105 after mail in rebate

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11201-17-20G/dp/B00A0HZOEA/
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