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I am building a budget computer that already has the Phenom II x4 and 8GB of RAM and all that jazz, but I am stuck on a graphics card.

What can you guys recommend for a cheap card that will give good performance?
    
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GTX460 1gb version. Any brand, EVGA suggested for warranty or MSI for mad coolage. You guys in the states can find them for 150 pretty easily these days.
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the gts 250, or 550 ti I think that was what its called. Those run at pretty good deals and work well. The 250 gtx is like 100 bucks new or you can nab one here for maybe 50-70. The 550 is at 150 on the egg right now i think.

Depends also if you like green or red
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post #5 of 27
the 460 1gb, or 560 if you want to stretch
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460 768mb
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post #7 of 27
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I'm seeing a lot of 460s.... I have had some trouble with those in the past, mainly with cooling.
    
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I totally hate the 400 series because of their cooling and late entrance
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post #9 of 27
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I'm seeing a lot of 460s.... I have had some trouble with those in the past, mainly with cooling.
Can you elaborate on that?

460s are GF104, runs ALOT cooler than GF100 (480/470s)

So im not sure what your talking about

But since you posted in ATI section, 6850 would be good choice
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post #10 of 27
I've owned a 460, a 560 and I have three friends on my floor of my dorm alone with 460s. None of us has ever had problems. We all have EVGAs though. I'm the only one who overclocks, and I never had any issues with the EVGA cooling. This 560ti that I have now can make it up and over 1GHz without even being audible. You can just get the twin frozr one if you have cooling fears:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-518-_-Product

They're not hard to come by used with the new 5xx series coming out.
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