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Hi im new . im Looking to upgrading my girls friend video card but cant decide what would be the best/cheap Nivdia or ATI im looking for a card that can mostly play Rift and it wound not be over clocked im in Canada so plz Canadian sites only (newegg.ca,www.directcanada.com, other ones work to) im trying to stay as close to $300 max is $400

Thanks in advance

almost forgot the specs for the pc is:
Q6600 processor
Asus P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n MotherBored
6 GB ddr3 ram
500GB WD drive
850w power supply
Edited by The Game - 3/3/11 at 8:10am
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post #2 of 5
GTX 460, 560, or 470 would all be good choices within that price. I think a 6870 or 6950 might fit your budget also
    
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Gigabyte 560 SOC or you can chance a 6950 2GB and flash it to a 6970.
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Best value right now is a 6950 2GB flashed to a 6970.

If you want a guaranteed performer, the 570 can be solid so long as you don't go nuts with the OC or a 580 if you want to shell out.

With that monitor setup, I'd go for something with lots of vRAM though.
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Could even wait for an open box 580 for that price range.
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