Best bang for your buck

Wanted to know what is the best garphics card i can get for under 200$U.S.?
I have a 500 Watt PSU with 34 Amps on the 12/v rail.So it has to be under 200 dollars and within my PSU limitaions.
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  1. The Radeon 6850/GTX 460 1GB


    *note i emphasize on the 1GB*
  2. Normally I would agree but here is an XFX HD5850 for $199 after rebate. Hard to turn that down.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477
  3. ^+1 Yeah, the 5870 and 5850 prices are going DOWN.
    There is a Sapphire 5870 for $270
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102883&cm_re=5870-_-14-102-883-_-Product
  4. I was planning on the 6850, but i am open to suggestions that is why i posted here.
    I cannot power the 5850 on my PSU i only have 1-6pin connector.
    But what is the huge differnce between the 6850 and the 5850.I read that the 6850 was rated/performed in the 5830-5850 catagorey.
    Open to suggestions...
  5. The 5850 is by far the more powerful of the listed cards. You can power it as it will come with a Molex to 6 pin adapter.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850,2782-7.html
  6. I was planning to O.C. with the 6850, will i still be able to O.C. with the 5850 givin my current PSU specs?

    *Edit-Just looked at this webiste
    http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=104805.0;wap2

    Radeon HD 5850 - 35-40A and a 500W PSU minimum

    If it is true that it looks like i am not able to run the 5850 at all.

    Are their any other suggestions?
  7. the HD6850 isnt that much slower then a HD5850. When overclocked it will beat it. the 6850 and 6870 prices are actually going up at the moment as there isnt much supply of them. now the GTX460 1GB is actually cheaper then the HD6850, but it does use as much power as the HD5850.
  8. anort3 said:
    Normally I would agree but here is an XFX HD5850 for $199 after rebate. Hard to turn that down.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477



    even harder to turn this down:)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.553617

    with combo price and rebates, basically getting the power supply for $20, and solves your power problems:)
  9. Rob S said:
    even harder to turn this down:)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.553617

    with combo price and rebates, basically getting the power supply for $20, and solves your power problems:)



    GREAT find! That is cheap as hell for a very high quality power supply and graphics card.
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