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Best card for <$150?

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July 14, 2010 10:52:12 PM

My old graphics card just died, and I need to find a good replacement. I do some gaming, but it's all stuff that's a few years old; Team Fortress 2, Spore, Morrowind/Oblivion, etc. What's a good card that would run those sorts of games well?

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July 14, 2010 11:22:38 PM

XFX Radeon HD 5770 1024MB DDR5 PCIe x16.

Try to get the "577A" model. This is the reference model, and has the enclosed cooling schroud, venting hot air out the back of a PCI slot in the case.
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July 14, 2010 11:23:50 PM

The HD5770 is the best card in that price range and a good deal. More info about your set up like your cpu/ram, power supply and monitor's native resolution could help us suggest the right card for you though.
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July 14, 2010 11:24:56 PM

That HIS 5770 looks like a good card. Thanks, looks like I'll pick that up.
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July 14, 2010 11:27:15 PM

foscooter said:
XFX Radeon HD 5770 1024MB DDR5 PCIe x16.

Try to get the "577A" model. This is the reference model, and has the enclosed cooling schroud, venting hot air out the back of a PCI slot in the case.

If you have good case airflow to begin with a card that exhausts outside the case isn't necessarily the best choice. The card you recommended is also over the budget the OP has stated.
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July 14, 2010 11:29:23 PM

It is a bit pricey, but so far it's the best suggestion I've had. But I'm open to other ideas.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 14, 2010 11:40:44 PM

I was talking about the XFX card which is $170.
If your resolution is 1680x1050 or above I would recommend going with the HD5770.
If your resolution is below 1680x1050 and the HD5770 is more than you really want to spend something like this is a nice card for the price and would do very well;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For comparison the HD5770 is 25-30% faster and DX11 compatible while using less power.
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July 14, 2010 11:48:27 PM

Thanks. Probably going to go with the HD 5770, then. Do you have any suggestions, by the way, for a good power supply? I should probably pick one up that fits the card's requirements.
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July 14, 2010 11:53:41 PM

What is your current power supply and is your motherboard crossfire capable(and if so would you be interested in such in the future)?
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July 14, 2010 11:56:50 PM

Current power supply is only 300W. Can't remember what brand it is, but it probably doesn't matter. Motherboard isn't compatible with Crossfire.
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July 15, 2010 12:12:57 AM

Looks good. Thanks for all your help.
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July 15, 2010 12:13:18 AM

Best answer selected by NaturalChemical.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 12:15:45 AM

No problem.
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