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If on a really tight budget and sticking with Nvidia, a 570/580 might be found for cheap now, even a 480 maybe...
These are much, much faster GPU's, that will give you medium and high for around another 2 years or so i reckon.
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GTX 570 here, $125 smile.gif
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-Geforce-GTX-570-1280MB-/251306475770?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item3a830880fa

GTX 580 $199
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zotac-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-580-ZT-50101-10P-1-5-GB-GDDR5-EXCELLENT-Condition-/290947200735?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item43bdcdf6df

GTX 480 $140

http://www.ebay.com/itm/nVidia-GeForce-GTX-480-1-5GB-GDDR5-PCI-E-2-0-x16-Dual-DVI-Mini-HDMI-GPU-/321165153192?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4ac6ef53a8


Overall for price/perf, and overall efficiency, the 570 takes the win, but the 480 has the 580 Vram, and it may help in some future titles, but it is a hotter running card and will draw a bit more from your power supply.
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650 Ti Boost ~= GTX 570 with more VRAM. That should be plenty for the OP's goals. The 550 Ti offers literally half that level of performance.
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It's a fantastic price/performance card. Definitely worth the extra 10 bucks tongue.gif

I missed this post, sorry, the 650Ti Boost is a fantastic purchase!
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I am always talking about max setting mate! And as you just said. You can play most games at 1080p high settings.(without AA i presume). I cant think of playingthe game lower that it should be played ! tongue.gif
That is my opinion though smile.gif



Yep, you are correct, m8! Sometimes I have to 'sacrifice' the AA (turning it off or set it in the lowest values) and usually I have to enable the V-Sync too...but in some games I can use AA on a mid setting, like on Far Cry 3 or Assassin's Creed 3, the loading time increases a bit but even so, the game runs smoothly!

When my previous card burned, I only had the chance to spend about 100€...and it was urgent because I was attending to a Computer Course and I had all my data inacessible, so after doing some research i found this ASUS GTX550 Ti DirectCU for only 110€ (about almost two years ago).

If I could, I would had bought a superior model at the time, but I didn't got the chance....wackosmiley.gif


But even so, with those restrictions I still have a good performance and a good quality on the image ...I still enjoy all the game experience! Specially on those that run in Full HD mode on my 23'' LG (its a Flatron model, a 2 in 1 TV+Monitor).


Maybe next time.... tonguesmiley.gif
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Yep, you are correct, m8! Sometimes I have to 'sacrifice' the AA (turning it off or set it in the lowest values) and usually I have to enable the V-Sync too...but in some games I can use AA on a mid setting, like on Far Cry 3 or Assassin's Creed 3, the loading time increases a bit but even so, the game runs smoothly!

When my previous card burned, I only had the chance to spend about 100€...and it was urgent because I was attending to a Computer Course and I had all my data inacessible, so after doing some research i found this ASUS GTX550 Ti DirectCU for only 110€ (about almost two years ago).

If I could, I would had bought a superior model at the time, but I didn't got the chance....wackosmiley.gif


But even so, with those restrictions I still have a good performance and a good quality on the image ...I still enjoy all the game experience! Specially on those that run in Full HD mode on my 23'' LG (its a Flatron model, a 2 in 1 TV+Monitor).


Maybe next time.... tonguesmiley.gif

I cant blame you then! for the money its one of the best cards. I agree! Hope you get a beast of a card in the next months! tongue.gif
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