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post #1 of 18
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Hi overclock.net!

I need your help for an upcoming birthday. My best friends' birthday is two weeks away. He needs a graphics card because right now, he's using my backup. What is the best card for less than $100?

Thanks,
floatingDivs
post #2 of 18
Used HD5770?
Some of them should run cheaper than $100... Should.
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post #3 of 18
I would have to say a 260 but that might just be bias
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Gtx 260
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Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro V2.0 Windows 8.1 Pro | x64 DELL P2314H DELL P2314H 
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Where can I get a GTX 260 for $100?
post #6 of 18
Used Video Cards

There's a bunch listed there. As always - caveat emptor (buyer beware).

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post #7 of 18
@ OP-Used? I don't think they were $100 during the sales season. 5770 if you can find one at that price. I guess a 5670 if DX11 is a concern.
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post #8 of 18
Best PCIe Card: $100 And Under or yeah find a good place to look for used graphic cards.
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post #9 of 18
GTS450 is about 110 dollars now.

Also, your nice, giving your mate a 100 dollar present!
post #10 of 18
Open box Asus 450 $96.99 newegg.
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