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Newbie needs some video card recommendations ...

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November 29, 2009 3:36:40 PM

Building a new PC (actually, a friend is doing it for me :ange:  ) and I've been out of the hardware loop for a while. Currently have a 6+ year old ATI Radeon w/ 128MB of RAM, a dinosaur in today's terms. :D 

What are decent cards in the $75-$100 range or so? I would like to be able to play some games, but don't need the over the top super expensive cards. The Machine will be either a Pentium Dual Core or Core 2 Duo.

Advice appreciated, thanks!

Chris
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November 29, 2009 3:45:50 PM

HD4670, HD4770, GF9800GT
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November 29, 2009 4:51:00 PM

Is that after MIR?
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November 29, 2009 4:53:40 PM

That GTS250 is actually quite a great deal. Looks like etailors are trying to get rid of nVidia.
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November 29, 2009 5:04:13 PM

bige420 said:
Is that after MIR?

Put it in cart to check and looks like all of it is mail in rebate.
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November 29, 2009 6:14:18 PM

$80 rebate? That's totall bullsh*t...

When the rebate is more than the actual cost after rebate, that smells fishy...

$150 before rebate is overpriced, and the rebate is too huge of a risk to take. Galaxy GTS250s cost $99 without rebate at my local Microcenter.

Get yourself a 4850 instead - performs the same as a GTS250 and costs around $100 without rebate.
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