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Originally Posted by DEEPfrom1 View Post

Anything under $100?

At that price point I would wait till AMD does the press announcement soon. Really at any price point besides a GTX 780 or Titan... But yeh def wait.

Or grab something like a 5870 on ebay. They go for under $100 on ebay for the 1GB and it will rip most low budget cards a new one. I snagged a 2GB one for $50 shipped... just have to watch and watch and wait and wait.
Edited by givmedew - 9/18/13 at 7:07pm
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post #12 of 18
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Yes I am cheap in this scenario as I might game 1 hour a month lol. I am located in upstate NY.

I have an Asus formula 5750, that didn't seem to work in my last tower. Maybe it will magically work this time.
    
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OP right now the HD 7790 cards are selling for just $115 - $120. 30% faster than HD 7770. outstanding value for money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129276
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Could the 7770 be clocked to compare to the 7790?
    
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post #15 of 18
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Could the 7770 be clocked to compare to the 7790?

no. the HD 7790 is 30% faster than HD 7770. both chips are clocked at 1 Ghz and have the same OC headroom . Both cards can gain 10 - 15% more performance by OCing to 1.15 - 1.2 Ghz. so even a HD 7770 at 1.2 ghz will be much slower than HD 7790 at 1 Ghz.
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I know your on the cheap, but the MSi 7950 can be had for about ~200 and will be major bang for the buck. They are back down to 224 already and with a rebate which they should throw one on it soon, it will be sub 200.

http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8078201&tab=7&cm_mmc=Email-_-WebletMain-_-WEDBLET102SHIP-_-02SHIP&SRCCODE=WEDBLET102SHIP
   
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post #18 of 18
For a GPU under $100 your best bet is to get an HD 7770 GHz http://amzn.to/15Fhcig which should handle games quite well at 720p and not too bad even at 1080p but you won't be playing new games at high settings.
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