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July 20, 2010 6:05:34 PM

Hey guys, just wondering what would be the best card for gaming. UNDER $250.

I right now have a 8800 GTX, but i would like sumthin better. Im also going to get a better processor but i already know which one.

Please tell me the best card! :wahoo: 

THANKS! =)

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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 6:14:21 PM

It's down to either a GTX460 or an ATI 5770/5850.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 6:18:47 PM

I would say that the 5850 would be the best gaming card if you can find one for $250.00 or less, if not, go with the GTX 460.
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July 20, 2010 6:19:09 PM

Yeah, I was going for the 5850 it's slightly better than the GTX 460 IMO, but I think the 470 may be better than the 5850, that's why I can't decide between them.. I also don't know if the 470 would fit in the motherboard (size wize)
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 6:27:55 PM

i'd go gtx460 and overclock but either the 5850 or gtx460 would both do high settings in most games at a reasonable resolution, what do you usually run your resolution at, and do you run sinle dual or triple monitors?
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July 20, 2010 8:22:45 PM

Um, single moniter 1680X1050
8800 GTX =)

So you guys are either suggesting the GTX460/470 or an ATI
5770/5850. Huh.

And just an added Q. how much is a 8800GTX rarely use worth?
Thanks
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July 20, 2010 8:25:58 PM

I would go for GTX 460 (1GB version)
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July 20, 2010 8:52:42 PM

im starting to lean toward the ATI HD 5850...
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 8:54:13 PM

the rarely used part doens't reall matter, but really depends on the area you live in , nd who else is selling em, look on ebay/craiglist and price it competitivly, 8800gtx is old but hell its still better than some people (myself included) have so you might get a few bucks for it

as for single monitor with that resolution, either card gtx460 or hd5850 would be able to handle most anything out there on med-high settings
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July 20, 2010 11:28:02 PM

Best answer selected by Axisof3vil.
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