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Which is the best bang for it's buck? I don't play many graphically intensive games, although I do want a future proofed card. I mainly play CSS, although I'll be more open to buying new games that I never had the chance to if I get a new card.
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hd 5850, hd 6850, gtx 460
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Open box 560 is best at sub 200 price range IMO.

Monitor this page as often as you can until one comes in

BTW, price is about $195 shipped when they are in stock.
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 4/24/11 at 8:09pm
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I'm going to be building a computer really soon and was wondering if I even needed a $200 GPU? I'll be on like a $800 budget so would it be more effective to spend a lot on the CPU and a fair amount on the GPU or the other way around?
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GTX 460 for sure they are small monsters
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I'm going to be building a computer really soon and was wondering if I even needed a $200 GPU? I'll be on like a $800 budget so would it be more effective to spend a lot on the CPU and a fair amount on the GPU or the other way around?
$200 is a decent allowance in an $800 budget..you will still make it on that budget.

It all depends on how much you game and what resolution your monitor is and if you plan to upgrade it anytime soon.
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I'm going to be building a computer really soon and was wondering if I even needed a $200 GPU? I'll be on like a $800 budget so would it be more effective to spend a lot on the CPU and a fair amount on the GPU or the other way around?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130596

Plays css with 300fps at max settings at 1080p. even comes with a sexy backplate.
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$200 is a decent allowance in an $800 budget..you will still make it on that budget.

It all depends on how much you game and what resolution your monitor is and if you plan to upgrade it anytime soon.
I don't game on high resolutions even If I am able to. I'll be playing source most of the time, and maybe Brink or something of that sort... never anything like Crysis.
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That got me thinking, could I get by with a GTS450 and dedicate more of my budget towards a black edition 6 core AMD? seeing as how gaming isn't the only thing I'd do, and that thing is like 5 years future proof.
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