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post #1 of 9
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I just purchased a 24" monitor that I will run at native res (1920 x 1080) wherever I can. I haven't been keeping up on the latest video card technology and I am looking for a good budget gamer video card around $200. (May go as high as $250 based on the recommendation.

I will be replacing a nVidia 8800GT.

Thanks guys for the replies in advance.

yergg
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post #2 of 9
In this price range, you'll have to decide between factory oc'ed GTX460s for nVidia or HD6850 for AMD. If you push to 250, you could get some 6870 or cheap 5850.

Personally I'd go for a nice GTX460 like the EVGA GTX460 FTW EE
Edited by eXe.Lilith - 12/27/10 at 5:29pm
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You can get a used GTX480 for as cheap as $250.
    
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It looks like I can get a really good deal on an Asus 470. My question now would be: "Am I missing out on some valuable new technology by going with an older card?"

I have also been eying the 6870 and 6850 (for price sake.)

Your opinions please.

yergg

(Oh and I'd rather go with something new that I could RMA if I had to.)
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Originally Posted by yergg View Post
It looks like I can get a really good deal on an Asus 470. My question now would be: "Am I missing out on some valuable new technology by going with an older card?"

I have also been eying the 6870 and 6850 (for price sake.)

Your opinions please.

yergg

(Oh and I'd rather go with something new that I could RMA if I had to.)
Hold off until January or February and get a GTX560 when they come out.
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post #6 of 9
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I ended up going with the 5850. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121370

Runs Civ V like a champ at 1920x1080!

Time to overclock this puppy some more!

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I ended up going with the 5850. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121370

Runs Civ V like a champ at 1920x1080!

Time to overclock this puppy some more!

yergg
You would be better off with GTX 470 or ATI 6870.

Anyway, 5850 still brings great gaming experience.
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The biggest reason, which doesn't show by that link that I sent, was that I got this card for $209.99 shipped and got a $30 Gift card rebate to boot.

This is a great card for $179.99 and will hold me over until my Bulldozer upgrade later this year.

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