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Back up card?

Well, I'm looking to get a backup card, that's cheap and reliable. under $75CAD, I have a 5850 and a 1920x1080 monitor; so I would like something that would run this resolution to hold me over until I get a replacement of my 5850, if, god forbid it goes down.

It doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles, just something that I can use to browse the interwebs and watch movies and such with my computer. If I had an IGp, I wouldn't need one, but I had purchased a MB without one, so I'm SOL for the IGP :ange:

Any and all halp/ suggestions are appreciated!


CFTait :hello:
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  1. Im sorry but i have no idea of $CAD pricing.
    However here is a review of a HD 5570 which should include all the cards you should consider as standby cards. I would recomend a 5670 as a card just to get by on while you replace your main card if it went wrong, but as i said i dont know where that is in your price range, thats why i used the 5570 review, to give a bigger price bracket for you to compare performance within.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_5570/

    Mactronix
  2. For temporary right? browsing and movies?
    just grab HD4670, you will be fine with that card...
  3. GTS 250's are on newegg canada for $112 w/ $25 rebate ....net $87

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127495

    On newegg US site, they can be had for < $80.

    Extra bonus is, you could actually use it as a dedicated PhysX card alongside your 5850.....so it wouldn't just be sitting in a drawer somewhere.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-ATI-physx-patch-gpu,8786.html
  4. Yes, just a back up card for me to be able to still use my computer, I don't need something fancy, just something I can add to the cart and have it there when I need it. I found a 9500 GT, which I like and know how it performs, because I have it in my other/ old machine, which I gave to some relatives, but I didn't try it at this resolution. It's always been with my 1280x1024 monitor :??:
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    Might as well stick with ATI so you don't have to swap out drivers. The HD4350 is cheap and fine for regular usage or for a card that is somewhat capable at gaming an HD4650 is slightly better than the 9500GT.
  6. 4650? Around $60 or $70 on newegg.ca
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