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im looking to get my self a decent graphics card, but i dont have much money to spare for a graphics card.
what would be the best suggestion to me, that gives me the best performance, for the cheapest price.


any suggestions would be greatly apreciated
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Take a look:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...-head?page=0,1
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Well gtx 460s are going for about 120 new so if u have 240 then u could get a sli setup.
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How tight of a budget are we talking here? I have a XFX 4850 I am about to put up for sale here soon, would probably go cheap, pm me if interested.
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tbh..... i buy loads of gpus and test them. as for bang for your buck it is veery close to the 450 and 460. if you can afford 2 X 450 go for the asus top 450. they are powerfull as hell and love to do what you tell them too. i love them and they work brilliantly.

as in temps.... well they stay a low 55 under load.

you only need a good 550watt psu for them as well if you are going to run sli.

so yeah.

pvt msg me if you want to know my findings.
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post #7 of 20
Tom's hardware has a great monthly article "best gpu for the money"

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...card,2857.html

Also, you can find crazy good deals on craigslist for used gpu's, many that still have warranties.
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
Well gtx 460s are going for about 120 new so if u have 240 then u could get a sli setup.
... And where on earth are you finding these magical 120 USD 460s? A brief glance at Newegg shows ~150-160 for even the little 768mb models, and the 1GBs are quite a bit more still.

OP: You need to give us a price range. Until then you'll get answers like "gtx580x2"

Mothrpe: Warranties rarely transfer. People place far too much value in used (and almost 100% certainly abused) hardware.

levontraut: 2 450s aren't a good idea.. they barely outperform one 460, and everyone knows 1 GPU is preferable to a dual GPU setup. I like my SLI but I'm not pretending for a second my setup is superior to someone with 1 GTX 580.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 2/15/11 at 6:24am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
... And where on earth are you finding these magical 120 USD 460s? A brief glance at Newegg shows ~150-160 for even the little 768mb models, and the 1GBs are quite a bit more still.

OP: You need to give us a price range. Until then you'll get answers like "gtx580x2"

Mothrpe: Warranties rarely transfer. People place far too much value in used (and almost 100% certainly abused) hardware.

levontraut: 2 450s aren't a good idea.. they barely outperform one 460, and everyone knows 1 GPU is preferable to a dual GPU setup. I like my SLI but I'm not pretending for a second my setup is superior to someone with 1 GTX 580.
Why are you taking this personal? And i saw a thread posted that had asus 460s 1gb for 120 after mir on new egg.
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Newegg has a few GTX 460's for about 130 after MIR. I personally NEVER count on a rebate....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=20
    
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