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January 1, 2011 9:49:02 PM

Hello,In the near future i will attempt to build my first pc. I am trying to stay under a budget of $700 U.S. And i would like to go with an AMD system. My cpu pick is the Phonom IIx4 3.5ghz 970 black add. An MSI 790gx-g65 mobo. and now I am looking for the single best GPU for $200.00 or under. My hopes are to be able to play the new HD games. My resolution is 1024x768 .. I appreciate your help.

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a c 232 U Graphics card
January 1, 2011 11:19:01 PM

$200 is big time overkill for 1024 x 768. $50 gives ya way more than ya need.
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a c 107 U Graphics card
January 1, 2011 11:30:02 PM

At that resolution, and if you're not planning to upgrade monitor any time soon, a 5770 would be way more than enough. I say this card because a new build would mean DX11 and I wouldn't go with a lesser card.

a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2011 11:30:14 PM

I think the best GPU around that price will be ATI 6850 or NVidia GTX 460 1GB (the 1GB performs better than the 768MB BTW). You could probably get an EVGA superclocked GTX 460 for just under 200$ after MIR.

But, as others have said, this is probably overkill unless you want to plug this into a 1080p TV or a monitor with at least 1680x1050 resolution. Those card are decent even around 1920x1200 resolution.
January 2, 2011 1:12:27 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
$200 is big time overkill for 1024 x 768. %40 gives ya way more than ya need.

Thank you for that Information. This is good for me to know, With a cheaper GPU I Now should be able to purchase better ram than what i first thought and a better cooling system.
January 2, 2011 1:13:22 AM

Best answer selected by dalecogan.
January 2, 2011 1:42:30 AM

omnisome said:
With 1024x768, virtually any modern card will run well at high-FPS. Here's a good AMD one inside $200:

Thank you for your reply. I was Looking at the HD 5850 and 6850 But now i see that with out upgrading my monitor i wont need that much power in my GPU. So i think i will save some money on a cheaper model and get a better cooling system for my cpu.
a c 273 U Graphics card
January 2, 2011 12:20:45 PM

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