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So I am making a budget build computer that will play games and video edit with ease, which I will eventually upgrade to bigger and better things... I have all my parts selected except for a GPU.

Now, there are 2 cards I have been looking at. The price range I am looking for is $100-$180. No higher please.

So anyway:

GTX 550Ti
XFX Radeon HD 5770

Are there any others you can recommend? If it makes a difference, I will be using 4GB 1600 RAM with the AMD Phenom II x4 955.
    
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A used HD 5850 would be in that price range. Many of them OC to 950+ MHz.
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gtx 460 1gb vers on new egg, 170ish after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130596

comes with photoshop elements 9 or something dunno if thats of any use to you
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The 460 1 GB at $170,the Sapphire 5850 Extreme for $150,6850's at $170,GTX 460 768MB at $155 and the new 6790 at $150.
The 550Ti is a waste,the 5770 ok but not quite cheap enough for the performance.
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If you were to get one of the 2 for the same price, the 550 ti would be slightly faster and use less power. And Noctizzle suggested a good deal in his post as well
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