Whats the best graphics card that comes to around $200 with shipping and taxes? I am planning to play games at 1680x1050 my psu is a 650 corsair and i only have one pcie slot. i currently have a garbage onboard card so anything will be an improvement!!!!!
If you can stretch your budget a little the 6870 is probably the best choice. If not the 5850 is probably the best card that can be had for less than $200. GTX 460 is close behind and can be had quite a bit cheaper and is also a good choice. You might want to wait and see what the 560 has to offer and if it's release drives prices down.
I think you guys forgot the hd6850. The hd6850 falls behind the hd5850 by a bit, but beats the gtx 460 1gb in most places. I am very happy with my hd6850, also it is the new tech. New tech is always nice. It has better CF scaling than the gtx 460 and hd5850, so if you ever plan to do CF, you can.
GTX470's are like $250 on sale, might be out of price range.
GTX560 will be out third week of January, might be worth waiting..
hostile - i did just look at the HD6950, seemed wicked enough.
thought you might like that..;)