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March 28, 2010 6:27:12 PM

i want a gaming computer thats not to expensive and i need to know what is they newest best or whatever grapics cards envidea or ati radeon pleaz helphttp://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/smilies/bou...

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March 28, 2010 6:54:52 PM

Budget:

At 100$: Gts 250 with free game.

At 150$: radeon 5770

At 200$: 2 gts 250, give the second game to a friend :) 

at 300$ : 5850 with free game

Or: 2 5770.

at 400$: radeon 5870

at 700$: Radeon 5970/

at 1400$: 2 Radeon 5970.

at 2000$: 4 GTX 480.

at 4004:
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March 28, 2010 6:58:17 PM

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March 28, 2010 7:01:00 PM

Thanks.

Just spec out the build, and then decide how much money you want to spend on graphics, and pick from the list.

The only question is to go 5850 or 2 5770, the 2 5770 is as fast as the 400$ card, but they use more power and heat, and have less of an upgrade path than the 300$ card.

I would recommend the 5850 over 2 5770.

(Less power, upgrade path, less heat, free game)
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March 28, 2010 7:12:06 PM

The March Roundup article Rolli referenced is a great start though in at least 2 spots, it makes choices based upon prices that don't exist now or, in some cases, even when the article came out. But w/o you giving us a resolution, it's hard to make a recommendation.

If no interest in DX11, the 250 is a great buy, usually available at < $100....w/ the free game it is a no brainer.

The 5770 works for DX11 well up to 1650 x 1050 but it's getting increasingly strained w/ each DX11 game that comes out.

Next up, the 470 looks very promising especially if you're into DX11 and high settings / AA / AAF. It has the lowest dollars per frame cost on DX11 games if the $350 MSRP actually holds ....given the performance, I think we'll see the 480 sit at MSRP but not the 470. The 5850 has gotten more attractive this weekend, as ATI has dropped the prices for fermi's release weekend.

AT the hi end, I find neither the 5870, 480 and especially the 5970 (at $725) very attractive at current prices.
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March 28, 2010 7:14:06 PM

Jack do you have any thoughts to add to my list?

I think it's pretty solid.
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March 28, 2010 7:23:37 PM

There's a 4850 on NewEgg for $89.
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March 28, 2010 7:48:11 PM

Right, but the GTS 250 has a free copy of Resident Evil 5, so way worth it.
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