GPU under 200 bucks
Hey looking for a new card for a friend. Hes looking to spend under 200 bucks. Tried to find him mine, GTX 260 but looks like newegg doesnt sell it anymore. He wants to play sc2 on max settings. Did a quick look and found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130563
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Faster card and cheaper to assuming you get the rebate. Asus 5850 DirectCU for $180 after rebate. If you don't want to deal with rebates;
MSI 5850 Twin Frozr II for the same(ish) $190 price. And thats counting the free shipping and the no rebate. GTX460 is good, but the 5850 is generally better.
Yea dont know his specs of his computer, it is pretty new but he told his dad he wasnt going to be using it for crazy thingw, so who knows what his dad bought. But i was assuming since it is really new the MOBO def has PCI-E slots, was also worried about the case, since my antec 900 was super tight for my gtx 260. So a normal bought comp the case could be to small. He also lives like 4 hours away, so maybe next time he visits i will tell him to bring his tower.
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plus the new nvidia cards seem bland nowadays.
WTF are you talking about? LOL That's the most opinionated, and least factual statement I've seen in a while.
The ATI 5850 for $180 to $190 is probably your best bet for under $200 if you want the fastest card possible. For a smaller budget, the GTX 460 1GB is your next best choice. Though I'm kind of an nVidia fan, I can honestly admit the ATI 5850 is faster than the GTX 460.
And yes, stay away from the GTX 460 "SE" versions as they are literally crippled video cards.
MSI 6850 OC @$173 ($143 AR) after you sign up at the website:
HD 6850 for $175 ($160 after rebate)
jerreece said:The ATI 5850 for $180 to $190 is probably your best bet for under $200 if you want the fastest card possible. For a smaller budget, the GTX 460 1GB is your next best choice. Though I'm kind of an nVidia fan, I can honestly admit the ATI 5850 is faster than the GTX 460.
And yes, stay away from the GTX 460 "EE" versions as they are literally crippled video cards.
I think you mean the SE versions are literally crippled. EE just means External Exhaust.
Anyone recommending a 5850 is trying to push a card with pitiful DirectX 11 Tesselation performance. A GTX460 is much better in that regard, and a factory overclocked GTX460 beats a 5850 anyway. Also, Starcraft 2 favors Nvidia cards. Stick with the original thought, EVGA GTX460 Superclock.
This is what a stock GTX460 does in Starcraft 2 vs the 5850: