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Best video card for 60 dollars?

The R7 240 is only 59.99 free shipping at Newegg at the moment, but I am wondering if I can get a better card for the same price? And before you say "Just spend a few more dollars and get this 80 dollar card!", I'm on a really tight budget and I don't have more money to spend. Thanks.
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  1. Just spend a few dollars more and get the R9-290X... just kidding. ;-)

    Yes, that is about the tops for that price. Not bad if you game at 720-ish resolutions.
  2. I remember when i started out back in 2007 not that long ago i was in your shoes bought a Nvidia 9500GT DDR3 edition. Anyways make sure the card you get has DDR3 ram at least not GDDR2 or DDR2 that is to much of a bottleneck.
  3. I know you said it but there's an R7 250 GDDR5 for $70 on Newegg, but if you really can't spend more then the R7 240 is probably your best option. But personally I think it would be a shame to pass on this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150676&cm_re=xfx_r7_250-_-14-150-676-_-Product
  4. ...in fact DDR3 will even be a drawback. If it isn't GDDR5, that's the reason it is on sale.
  5. My current build is posted at http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2182712/semi-completed-build-reviews-suggestions-300-budget.html#13513468. It's somewhat old so if I go with DDR5 I feel like it would be a little overkill.
  6. Hi,

    If you plan on "modern" gaming... you should get a ddr5, for looking at videos, facebook, older games and other, the card will be fine.
  7. I would highly recommend the ati radeon hd 5570 1 gb ddr3 or ddr5 card. I currently have it in my pc and its been over 5 years. It still run perfect and runs most games at high settings. I have tried with bf3,farcry 3 and max payne 3. This is a budjet card for 70$ish. it only needs 300W psu and Is very good. small package but a big surprise inside.
  8. saltiren said:
    My current build is posted at http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2182712/semi-completed-build-reviews-suggestions-300-budget.html#13513468. It's somewhat old so if I go with DDR5 I feel like it would be a little overkill.

    I didn't feel like reading the other post, so can you tell us what your CPU is? And a link to the card in question?
  9. clutchc said:
    saltiren said:
    My current build is posted at http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2182712/semi-completed-build-reviews-suggestions-300-budget.html#13513468. It's somewhat old so if I go with DDR5 I feel like it would be a little overkill.

    I didn't feel like reading the other post, so can you tell us what your CPU is? And a link to the card in question?


    CPU is the AMD Athlon II X3 450 and the GPU mentioned was the R7 250 which had 1 GB of DDR5 memory.
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    saltiren said:
    clutchc said:
    saltiren said:
    My current build is posted at http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2182712/semi-completed-build-reviews-suggestions-300-budget.html#13513468. It's somewhat old so if I go with DDR5 I feel like it would be a little overkill.

    I didn't feel like reading the other post, so can you tell us what your CPU is? And a link to the card in question?


    CPU is the AMD Athlon II X3 450 and the GPU mentioned was the R7 250 which had 1 GB of DDR5 memory.

    I was hoping you could post the link to it. The only $60 cards I see there are DDR3. DDR5 will help even with the old triple core Athlon II.
  11. clutchc said:
    saltiren said:
    clutchc said:
    saltiren said:
    My current build is posted at http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2182712/semi-completed-build-reviews-suggestions-300-budget.html#13513468. It's somewhat old so if I go with DDR5 I feel like it would be a little overkill.

    I didn't feel like reading the other post, so can you tell us what your CPU is? And a link to the card in question?


    CPU is the AMD Athlon II X3 450 and the GPU mentioned was the R7 250 which had 1 GB of DDR5 memory.

    I was hoping you could post the link to it. The only $60 cards I see there are DDR3. DDR5 will help even with the old triple core Athlon II.


    I see. I'll purchase the rest of my build and whatever money I have left over is what will determine between the R7 240 and the R7 250. Thank you.
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