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I'm looking to upgrade my video card. Has to be less than $100 and preferably doesn't need a 6-pin pci connector, or include the price of an adapter (molex to pci-e) in the price of the card. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5
The GT 240 is very good and doesn't need external power. Neither does the 5570, so take your pick there.

Both cards are priced around $60-$100. (GDDR5 models are the ones closer to $100)

Edit: 5670 Doesn't need external power either and that's around $100.
Edited by Shrimp - 6/8/10 at 7:09am
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post #3 of 5
There were some 9800GT "eco" edition running for 80~90 lately.
Something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-441-_-Product
and this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-187-_-Product
or this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-154-_-Product
It does not need extra PCIe power and will performs alot faster than GT240/5670.
It should be the most powerful card you can find without extra power plug for now.
Edited by andynolife - 6/8/10 at 7:41am
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post #4 of 5
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I'll check those cards out. They look pretty good, I was comparing them to the sapphire 4670. I will definitely keep looking.
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post #5 of 5
id get a 5670, wait till it is refreshed by AMD tough, coz its getting a Stream Processor upgrade 400 vs 600, for around 100.
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