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Looking for a new card as mine is starting to get a little too loud and hot for my taste. It's time to put it to rest and get something a little more powerful.

I'm looking to spend no more than $200 including shipping. It doesn't necessarily have to cost that much though. I game with a 1680x1050 resolution, and would like to play most new/upcoming games on high. I've only ever owned Nvidia cards but i'm open to AMD as well.
post #2 of 7

I'd get a 5850



Its only 7$ over 200 right now. If not, you can grab a 6850 for a bit cheaper.
You can also try Newegg if you get taxed at amazon.
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post #3 of 7
A GTX 460 768MB? They're about $150. Or the 1GB for $180. Or a 6870 for $200.
Edited by Mugabuga - 4/23/11 at 10:00am
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I have a 460 768mb version (bought one on here for $120) and it plays my games on high at 1080p no problem. Mainly black ops and BFBC2.

But you can find open box 560's on newegg for 180 bucks. If you have the time to wait and are patient this would be an excellent deal.
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I have a 6850. It was 179.99 with free shipping on newegg. It plays bc2 and blackops at 1920x1080 easily. Another good choice is a 5850 or 6870. Performance wise it would be 6870>5850>6850 so that could help you make a decision.
A 5850 goes for around 185 on newegg and 6870 is 200 flat.
Edited by AV98911 - 4/23/11 at 11:48am
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GTX 460. Hands down.
 
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post #7 of 7
why not a 5850 for 140?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102932

trumps a GTX 460, reviews show it OC's a bit, and can come close to the 6870 all for 140,
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