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Hey I am helping a friend build his first PC. Right now he is using onboard graphics (HD 3200) Which are working for him now but he is looking to be able to play games now and his card just isn't cutting it. He is using his TV (Res 1920x1080) So I need something cheap but decent enough to run games smoothly. He will mostly be playing SC2 and down the line the new COD. The only thing I am unsure about is which card to get. I know DX11 is important to me but I am not sure if it is really going to be needed for someone that probably wont tell the difference. So as the title states. Which card would you get?

ATI
5770
5750
or
Nvidia
260 216
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If you can find some cheap 260's for sale, then I say go for the 260 (I love mine). However I think the 5770 would be the best overall.
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1080, neither of thoose cards will handle that resulotion to max out recent games, but between 5770 and gtx260, i would rather 5770, if you asked gtx 275 then gtx 275
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5770 it performs about the same as a gtx 260 and it tends to be cheaper and more power efficient.
post #5 of 8
buy a new 5770 for 135~160 (sapphire refrence is 159$ after 10 MIR at newegg right now), or the Cucu core which has a few courner cuts, but still preforms the same

OR

Buy a used GTX 260 C216 in the marketplace here for $120-130, see em all the time
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Well the reason why I threw the 260 in there was because I have an extra one and I don't want to sell him something that wont be as good as the ATI equivalent.
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Well the reason why I threw the 260 in there was because I have an extra one and I don't want to sell him something that wont be as good as the ATI equivalent.
GTX260 is great, he will be buying something thats worth the price, but GTX 275,280,285 are MUCH MUCH better cards...
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5770 will be pretty much equal to a 260. try to get him to go 5830, maybe 5850

or for nvidia's side try to get a gtx 275 out of him
 
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