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Would like to stay under $200. Might be able to push it to $230.

I mostly play CS:S, BFBC2, Sims 3 and other modern games.

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
AMD: 6850 Toxic Edition - $200

Nvidia: 460 GTX - $180
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Why not pick a 5870 from the For Sale section? That's within your price range. unless is you want something brand new, then maybe a 465?
    
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post #5 of 11
GTX 460 is better than the GTX 465. Why do you even suggest it baato?
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post #7 of 11
You don't really need a high end video card to play those games. GTX 460 would be more than enough for CSS, BC2 and Sims 3.
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post #8 of 11
If DX11 doesn't matter to you then get a pair of used cards. 5770s or 4890s would easily let you play the games you mentioned and pretty much everything else.
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
I heard a lot of good things about the 460. How does the 470 perform? & The 5770?
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