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Recommend me best bang for my buck ~100 dollar price range.(changed price range from 200-->100) budget GPU

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so my video card finally gave out and died even after resurrecting it with cooking methods. ( i had a amd 4870 for a long ass time )

anyways I am in the market for a new video card as my motherboard does not even have onboard video and can not do anything with mc at moment.

so what is the current bang for my buck at the moment? ( spoiler is to block out old post i try to edit which had budget of 200 bucks)
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i found this card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121767

nvidia 660ti by asus overclocked version for 220 bucks what do you guys think this card usually goes for around 280 to 300 and amd 7870 xt version going for a ton more.

I have never purchased nvidia and not due to fanboy'ism but always due to price/performance usually around same price range.

can i get any better?

also few more questions:

1) are asus branded graphic cards any good? this one has nice looking fans on them
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130812

this one is 220 also


any non biased info appreciated.

the benchmarks for 7870 and 660ti are relatively close unless someone can correct me if i am wrong.

Edited by KingAlkaiser - 8/12/13 at 5:06am
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TGPM
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OP go with Sapphire HD 7950 boost for USD 261 after applying +10% off w/ promo code EMCXMXV55, ends 8/8 (241 after mail in rebate) .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

on average the HD 7950 boost overclocks to 1100 - 1150 mhz. sapphire dual x is a good cooler.unlocked voltage. 2 yr warranty

HD 7950(1150 mhz) beats GTX 660 Ti(1346 mhz)
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2gd5oc_gtx_760_overclocking_review/5

even a golden GTX 660 Ti has no chance against an average HD 7950 at 1150 mhz. in crysis 3 high settings 4x msaa, HD 7950 is 15% faster. in farcry 3 ultra 4x msaa , HD 7950 is 11% faster. in tombraider HD 7950 is 23% faster.
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I am going to run my video card on air with default fan coolers and stock settings.

is the 7950 still that much better on benchmarks they are both really close in performance(correct me if i am wrong)

my absolute budget is about 220'ish and that is pushing it. I also have a small mid ATX case so supremely huge cards might not fit or be tight fit.

by the way how much wil my cpu bottleneck GPU? I can not afford full system upgrade at moment but require gpu to even do anything on pc as no onboard video= no monitor.
Edited by KingAlkaiser - 8/3/13 at 10:14pm
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I am still debating on graphic card due to college tuition spike I am now on a budget of 100 dollar tops.

What do you guys think about the amd 7770? and how much of a upgrade is it from a 4870 ( which is still dead after x4 baking revivals)

i can currently get this for about 85 bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

is it worth buying these cards? I only run at max resolution of 1680x1050 anyways and have single 22 inch monitor ?

what about the 7790 is it worth the extra 35 bucksdifference?

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-7790TOC#

superbizz has the powercolor ( branded name i never bought and sounds a bit fishy lol ) but looking at benchmarks it s little bit better.

any advice appreciated.
Edited by KingAlkaiser - 8/12/13 at 5:03am
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any information is appreciated.

by the way how good are powercolor branded graphic cards? I don't always see good reviews for their brand always.

i also see cheapest:
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-DisplayPort-R7790-1GD5/dp/B00BY3LCUE/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376314617&sr=8-2&keywords=AMD+7790

should i just get the 100 dollar 7770? the 7790 might last me a bit longer.
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HD 7790 is atleast 30% faster than HD 7770 and 5 - 10% faster than GTX 650 Ti. the powercolor HD 7790 OC has good cooling. USD 120 for a HD 7790 is an excellent deal. thumb.gif

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-7790TOC

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/05/20/powercolor_radeon_hd_7790_turboduo_video_card_review/10
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I have to agree try to squeeze a little more out of the budget and get the 7790.
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thank you guys for the help i purchased and got free shipping with online coupon so i got it for a total of $110 bucks.

my only concern is this if anyone can clarify for me please. on web site it says:

"850W Minimum System Power Requirement "

i only have a 750W power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

is this a error in their website ? because on amazon and newegg it only says 500w requirement which is also weird to have this card be so power hungry.
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thank you guys for the help i purchased and got free shipping with online coupon so i got it for a total of $110 bucks.

my only concern is this if anyone can clarify for me please. on web site it says:

"850W Minimum System Power Requirement "

i only have a 750W power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

is this a error in their website ? because on amazon and newegg it only says 500w requirement which is also weird to have this card be so power hungry.

the website has that horribly wrong. HD 7790 has a 85W TDP. you can easily run this card with any decent quality 400w PSU. your corsair 750w psu is a freaking powerhouse capable of running two HD 7970 cards in CF thumb.gif
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