Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Suggest me a ~$200.00 video card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
August 17, 2010 4:43:32 AM

Hi all



I need a new video card to play world of warcraft: cataclysm in. I use 1920\1080 res. (i think). i recently bought a 700w pwr supply and a new 2.9ghz processor, which are not yet installed in my computer as of yet.

Heres my computer specs, without the upgrades: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...


Can you help suggest me a graphics card? aiming for $200.00 or so, can haggle more if its worth the coin.

More about : suggest 200 video card

a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 4:45:30 AM

GTX 460 768mb is the best card for the 200 dollar price range.
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 4:49:09 AM

you wouldnt suggest one with 1gb?
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 4:53:28 AM

Well its more then 200 :p , but yes if you're willing to splurge I would always get the 1GB version over the 768 version.
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 5:02:04 AM

hahaha :D 

I was recommended the 5770. The GTX 460 (1GB) is better? by a decent margin?
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 5:04:09 AM

^ along with that, what one would you recommend for the 460 [1gb]? just to clarify, if WILL fit in my computer right? :p 
m
0
l
a c 257 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
August 17, 2010 5:29:28 AM

The GTX460 destroys the HD5770. I would go with MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA or Asus.....all should overclock to over 800mhz clock with stock voltage, basically putting them in stock HD5850/5870 range.
It should fit fine as it is a fairly small card. I was surprised that it is smaller than my old 9800GTX+.
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 5:34:29 AM

ATI or Nvidia ?

I suggest GTX 460 For Nvidia

HD 5870 For ATI

:) 
m
0
l
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 5:43:03 AM

anort3 said:
The GTX460 destroys the HD5770. I would go with MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA or Asus.....all should overclock to over 800mhz clock with stock voltage, basically putting them in stock HD5850/5870 range.
It should fit fine as it is a fairly small card. I was surprised that it is smaller than my old 9800GTX+.


This +1 all over.

EVGA > Asus > MSI imo, but they are all good.
m
0
l
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 5:53:39 AM

Looks good to me.
m
0
l
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 6:03:07 AM

No the 465 is worse then the 460 1GB version.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 6:29:50 AM

The MSI 460 1gb is the best bet, imho. I've always used, and liked, MSI products.....better cooling and much quieter. Don't go for the 465 as it's slower than the 460. Also, you'll have the option of getting a second 460 later which will keep you good for a while...
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 7:06:04 AM

+1 ^ GTX 460 1Gb spend just a little to optimize a great card!!!
m
0
l
a c 190 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
August 17, 2010 7:54:32 AM

++1 for the 460.
Just a minor point: The card linked by the OP uses a non reference cooler, it may not give the best results in a OEM case with limited airflow.
Anyway, why have an ordinary card when you can bask in the warmth of an EVGA warranty ;)  :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 8:07:39 AM

Well, I'm kinda biased towards MSI (they should pay me loyalty....a nice new 480 would suffice though! :D ) coz in all my times with MSI, I've never had the need to look at the warranty (touchwood!). I may be wrong, but there have been instances where EVGA cards have given problems....which might even be the rare cases. Be that as it may, like I said above, I believe MSI to have better cooling and lesser noise levels in comparison. But at the end of the day, I guess its more or less the same thing, if the prices offered by some are better than the others.

Of course, a lifetime warranty DOES help. :) 
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 9:00:48 AM

@ namelessonez :

Don't you mean a Limited Lifetime Warranty? I'm a Chartered accountant and studied Law part time, and this came up while I bought my card... and used some experience to disect whats really warranted!

Just for curious sake and for a better understanding of the ambiguous term visit:

www.crucial.com/company/termsofsale.aspx

this post is way off the OP, but just for curious sake!!

yet again +2 for the gtx 460 1 Gb

Dane
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 9:30:31 AM

Yup, I did mean the Limited Lifetime Warranty. :)  But EVGA doesn't offer only the Limited Lifetime Warranty. For eg, the GTX480 has a 2 year limited warranty, which is different from the limited lifetime warranty. Here's how:

http://www.evga.com/support/warranty/

If you look at the general definition of LLW:

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Lifetime_limited_war...

then you'll see that it's not entirely the same. So therefore, it's better to stick with the manufacturer's terms and conditions qua LLW.....in my humble opinion. :) 

On a general note, consumers the world over are getting smarter by the day when it comes to legal issues. However, not everyone reads the fine print on the manuals/ packaging. You tell somebody that xyz has a lifetime warranty and the first thing which pops up is "Wow, that means I can return this whenever something goes wrong!".

No, that ain't the case. That's why there are manufacturer's terms and conditions. But honestly, how many people stop to read them? Yes, it is advisable to read the fine print but rarely do people read it coz its too time consuming. Good thing is, consumer's the world over are wiser in today's time.

To the OP:
Apologies for going off-topic. No more, promise! :) 
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 9:43:14 AM

+1 ^ "to stick with the manufacturer's terms and conditions"

:) 
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 4:53:15 PM

capriglione91 said:
Hi all



I need a new video card to play world of warcraft: cataclysm in. I use 1920\1080 res. (i think). i recently bought a 700w pwr supply and a new 2.9ghz processor, which are not yet installed in my computer as of yet.

Heres my computer specs, without the upgrades: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...


Can you help suggest me a graphics card? aiming for $200.00 or so, can haggle more if its worth the coin.


please dont go with Nvidea, why. they are not better then ATI at least not this generations cards, they totally lose on price to performance ratio. the new 460 is decent for what you pay if you can get a rebate , but its not in your range so find a 5830 from ati. at your dollar amount no crossfire that is the best bang for buck , performance wise
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 4:56:42 PM

your paying more for a 460 1 gb version then you will if you buy the 5830 @ 199 and that has ddr5 1gb on a 256bit bus. to get the higher ramed versions of the 460 will cost you more then your 200 budget suggests
m
0
l
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 4:57:23 PM

hardware specialists said:
please dont go with Nvidea, why. they are not better then ATI at least not this generations cards, they totally lose on price to performance ratio. the new 465 is decent for what you pay if you can get a rebate , but its not in your range so find a 5830 from ati. at your dollar amount no crossfire that is the best bang for buck , performance wise


What.....

Why even talk about the 465? And no... the 400 series are better overall then the 5000 series, in my opinion if your going for DX11, why even waste the money. At this point in time if your debating going ATI then wait for the 6000 series.
m
0
l
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 4:58:43 PM

hardware specialists said:
your paying more for a 460 1 gb version then you will if you buy the 5830 @ 199 and that has ddr5 1gb on a 256bit bus. to get the higher ramed versions of the 460 will cost you more then your 200 budget suggests


The 5830 is on par with the GTX260.... As per the graphical heirarchy list.

Geforce GTX 460 1GB
Geforce GTX 465 1GB
Radeon HD4850X2 1GB
Geforce GTX 460 768MB
Geforce GTX 275 1792MB
Radeon HD4890 2GB
Geforce GTX 280 1GB
Geforce 9800GX2 1GB
Geforce GTX 275 896MB
Radeon HD4890 1GB
Radeon HD5830 1GB
Geforce GTX 260-216 896MB
Radeon HD4870 1GB
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 4:59:11 PM

i typoed i was in the process of editing when you replied
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 5:00:54 PM

please send me the page that you got your list from. it depends on what games your playing. his price range is 200 , not 229.

if you really want to get for best bang for buck its the ati 4850, period and its only 100 bux.
m
0
l
August 17, 2010 5:02:03 PM

where can you get a 460 1gb card for 199.99??? i dont see it, does 199 sound like 229 to you???
m
0
l
!