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Best PCIe Video Card under $100

I am ready to add a video card. Any suggestions or advice for a card under $100?

Asus M3A78-CM (PCIe X16 slot)
Phenom X4 9600
4GB Ram
Win7

Thanks,
Al
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    The best card overall for under $100 is probably the Radeon HD 4850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824

    If you're a die hard fan of nVidia, though, the best for under 100 is probably the GeForce 9800 gt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150323

    Keep in mind, though, that the 4850 is faster.
  2. HD4850 512mb $109 on newegg or you can get the 1GB version for $119

    or the 4770 which is just about as powerful as the 4850 but can overclock very well.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121326
  3. Radeon 4850 512. There are only a few under $100

    ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121253

    SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB $94.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824
  4. Although i agree the 4850 is a bit faster, there are some games where a Nvidia GTS250 will perform better. This one is $99.99 after rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127423
  5. +1 for the 4850. OC it and you have a powerful card for about $100. in my experience they respond VERY well to volt modding. you can do a pencil mod in about half an hour including looking up how to online. Vdram helps alot due to the slower ddr3 the compared to the 4870s ddr5.
  6. aalphons said:
    I am ready to add a video card. Any suggestions or advice for a card under $100?

    Asus M3A78-CM (PCIe X16 slot)
    Phenom X4 9600
    4GB Ram
    Win7

    Thanks,
    Al


    Update: Thanks to everyone, this is great place for tech advice!
    Btw, I went with XFX 9800GT. I couldn't resist the $71 refurb price at Newegg.
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