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I'm new to the whole building PC game and I need some advance on which GPU to choose.

first - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...311&CatId=3669

Then there's this model which seems like the same thing as the first card but is $10 dollars more - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...766&CatId=3669

OR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506 but keep in mind if I order from newegg they tax which is about an extra $20 bucks. maybe tigerdirect price matches?

Or should I shoot for a gtx 460 1gb but I think the cheapest one I found was like $175ish.

so any advice and plz no fanboys because I honestly don't care about brands, I just want the best GPU for my buck.
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Of those cards, definitely the stock clocked 6850, and then manually overclock it higher (or at least to the XXX speeds). I doubt that TigerDirect price matches. The only online retailer which I know price matches is NCIX..
     
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I would go for a used 470. they usually sell for around $180 here in the OCN marketplace
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post #4 of 18
buy NV GTX 460 SOC or AMD 6850 OC~
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470 for $180? Damn... i remember when i paid launch price for it... still working and still revelant today, and it's been a year.

hey, on newegg for $190!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-341-_-Product
     
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if i were to buy a new card right now it would be a 6950. i would hope to receive a reference design card and thus unlock it (though as a new user you probably have no need for this)
post #7 of 18
no dude get the PNY GTX 470, for $190, and overclock it to get GTX 480/570 performance. For the price, it is insane!

if you don't mind a refurb, but hey i got a GTX 260 refurb before and it works fine!
     
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Depend on your budget you did not mention your budget limit but if u can find gtx 470 for $190 I would go for that other wise you can get amd 5850,6850 under $150.

gtx 460 1gb is good card also oc pretty good but price usually little higher then compare to amds 5850,6850 gpu.
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IMO Go with the 6850, Its a kickass card. And OC
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470 for $180? Damn... i remember when i paid launch price for it... still working and still revelant today, and it's been a year.

hey, on newegg for $190!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-341-_-Product
Dang,I ordered a GTX 560Ti a few days ago...could've gotten a cheap 470 instead.
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