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NVidia Geforce GTS 250 ??

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March 11, 2011 4:19:30 AM

well i jst brought myself a new config...its as follows..
i5 2500k
asrock fatal1ty p67 mobo
fsp saga II 450w
seagate 1tb hdd
NZXT blackline cabinet
RIPJAW Gskill 4gb ram at 1333

but i still havent decided on ne GPU's..i intend to do mostly gaming..but am on a very very very tight budget..so thought of buyin the Nvidia GEforce GTS 250..jst wantd to knw if its a good card..and will it stand the test for d latest games...well ive heard the GTS 240 is even cheaper than the 250..what differce is ther between the two..is it jst as good as GTS 250?

if u could suggest ne other GPU thats on a low budget would be very kind of u..my max budget is 110$

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March 11, 2011 4:50:39 AM

The GTS 250 is not bad but eats power and runs hot and noisy!
Tom's considers it a contender and i'll go along with that.
I've seen a XFX GTS 250 on sale in Canada for $60 last week.
You can probably find one for under $100 easy.
For your price range the 5770 will outperform it though.
The GTS450 is the 250's replacement uses less energy and runs quieter and cooler.
Both the GTS450 and 5770 can be found for around that price on sale.
American prices but you get the idea.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-graphic...
Personally i would buy a 5770 it will provide the best gaming performance for your budget.
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March 11, 2011 5:05:45 AM

You can buy a Radeon HD5770 1GB for $119, which is about the best you'll get for that money. GTS450's also go around that price, and they aren't bad themselves.

Overall, I agree with Davcon. The GTX250 is just too old to consider anymore (although two of them in SLI would be great, look for a special).
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March 11, 2011 5:14:14 AM

Assuming you meant the GT240 like you wrote, its basically a 9600GT. The GTS250 is a 9800GTX+ with 1GB of ram. Pretty big difference between the two.
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March 11, 2011 6:16:22 AM

hows ATI 5670 and 5570? better than the GT250? im thinkin i should go with ATI....
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March 11, 2011 6:28:43 AM

No, GTS250 is faster. Equivalent AMD cards are the 4850, 5750, and perhaps highly overclocked 4830s and 5670s. The 4770 is a bit slower, and the 5770 is faster. I've seen the 5770 on newegg for $99 after rebate. Thats a good deal.
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March 11, 2011 6:44:47 AM

Yeah yeah I meant the GTS250. It's just more "natural" to type GTX for me, I've been writing about them a lot.
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March 11, 2011 7:56:39 AM

No, not that. The op asked about the GT240, and people started talking about the GTS450. Different cards entirely.
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March 11, 2011 8:09:51 AM

well i dnt hv d budget to go near a GTS 450..but may probably go with a 5770...or atleast 5670....hope i cn get the average performance...
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March 11, 2011 8:14:29 AM

5770 is actually faster then the GTS450. 5670 < GTS250 ~ 5750 < GTS450 < 5770.
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March 11, 2011 8:40:31 AM

I have the XFX GTS250 and don't like it. I am actually sending off for RMA this week and will just put that card in an old build and buy a new one. It does run hot, fan can get loud as hell...and of course mine is busted...it will just randomly hiccup and the FPS drop big time and don't recover (i have tried in 2 completely different systems/specs and same results)
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March 11, 2011 9:01:21 AM

Don't blame the chip for a bad card. Bad cards happen. Its like all those who come in here b!tching about AMD cards because they had X thing happen to them. (sometimes years ago when AMD had bad cards.) Sure there was the gray screen issue with the 58xx cards, don't claim the 69xx cards are bad because of that. The GTX250 is/was a fine card, but its day has gone now that we have the 5750/GTS450. Pick one up for cheap if you want, I'd rather spend $60 on a GTS250 then a 5670.
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March 11, 2011 9:41:53 AM

so in comparison.. is an amd 5770 far better than a GTS 450??
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March 11, 2011 9:45:33 AM

4745454b said:
Don't blame the chip for a bad card. Bad cards happen. Its like all those who come in here b!tching about AMD cards because they had X thing happen to them. (sometimes years ago when AMD had bad cards.) Sure there was the gray screen issue with the 58xx cards, don't claim the 69xx cards are bad because of that. The GTX250 is/was a fine card, but its day has gone now that we have the 5750/GTS450. Pick one up for cheap if you want, I'd rather spend $60 on a GTS250 then a 5670.


sorry, but I just don't like it...as i mentioned it is loud and hot. Lets not get caught up on the fact that mine is busted. In his price range I was just encouraging him to move past the GTS250.
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March 11, 2011 1:50:28 PM

For the same price or slightly cheaper a single 5770 is the better choice.
If you plan on more then one gpu the GTS450 performs better in a two card set-up then the 5770.
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