I am building a computer, and need to find a graphics card. I need to stay in the 100$ range, but i will probably end up spending 120 ish, and that's within budget.
Are their any recommendations?
-mid to high MC/FTB texture packs
-Portal 1 and 2 (if i can figure them to run on Linux)
-Other games on steam
-I'm not a graphics perfectionist, so on some of the high end games i would play i could deal with average/ recommended graphics.
hd 7750 - at about $100, historically speaking that's an awful lot of gpu for the money.
hd 7770 - seeing some downward corrections on the price bringing it down to $120... if you can find it for that, it's a great deal.
650Ti - is running for $140, which is a nice bump in performance for the cash if you can stretch up to it.
Good deal. I paid that for my 7750 Asus OC edition about 4 months ago, but that's in Canada too where everything is more despite our money being at par.
For casual gaming, my 7750 is fine. I can play less demanding games at high or max and newer more demanding games at medium or a custom setting, so the 7770 should be able to do better than that. I'm not the kind of person that can justify to myself 2x$500 video cards for some less jagged lines or shinier objects in a game. $100 did it for me.