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I've been thinking it's the gtx 260, but I haven't seen benchies comparing similarly priced nvidia cards. I was curious if it was the best card nvidia has for under 200. Thanks.
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post #2 of 29
maybe the ati 4870 1gb
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Yeah, it is.
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Personaly i would have chosed HD4870 1gb card but ur after nvidia so i think gtx260 is for uou. but u should look after benches between the manufacturers for the best performance. I've heard the Club3D is very good for overclocking aswell
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I'm not against the idea of going for ati if it has the best price/performance. I'm just not familiar with their cards/drivers so I'm a bit hesitant. Also, where did you find a 4870 1gb for under 200?
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I'm not against the idea of going for ati if it has the best price/performance. I'm just not familiar with their cards/drivers so I'm a bit hesitant. Also, where did you find a 4870 1gb for under 200?
I didnt see any on newegg for under 200 and the only gtx260 under 200 is the msi. You could pick up another gts for around $100. That would be powerful
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I didnt see any on newegg for under 200 and the only gtx260 under 200 is the msi. You could pick up another gts for around $100. That would be powerful
unfortunately this card is dying so im just looking for a good upgrade at a decent price.
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post #8 of 29
Seeing how most modern games favour Nvidia, I would guess if you could find a gtx260 under 200, go for it. If not, the 4870 is an awesome card
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Either 4870 512MB or 1GB.
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post #10 of 29
GTX 260. You don't need all the 1gb of framebuffer for your monitor, the 896MB of a GTX 260 will be perfect. Also very overclockable you can get amazing results from the stock cooler overclocking.
    
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