Upgrading GPU, $100-150 Budget

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now!

BUDGET RANGE: $100-150

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Home theater, Light to medium gaming, Video/Image Processing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nVidia GeForce GT 220 1 GB DDR3 DVI/HDMI, Antec Truepower 750w

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: AMD Phenom II X6, 8GB Ram, Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H mobo

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Amazon.

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference, I would like the biggest bang for my budget.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

Other: HDMI, dual monitor capability
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519

    this will be sufficient with your monitors max resolution and a good card overall at that pricepoint

    or check out this article
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-graphics-card-geforce-gtx-590-radeon-hd-6990,2879.html
  2. That is a good card above, but if you want to stay with the 460 768MB, then I would get the EVGA model for only $110 after rebate, or $30 less.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130564

    It would be nice to go with the 1 GB version of that card, although I don't know if you can stretch to the $170 price since it does not carry such a step rebate as the other card:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130570

    Also it might not be worth the added cost to you, here is a chart comparing performance of the two

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/compare,2676.html?prod%5B4830%5D=on&prod%5B4831%5D=on
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374&cm_re=hd6850-_-14-131-374-_-Product Better than the GTX 460 1gb, which means it is better than both the GTX 460 768Mb versions.
  4. ^+1, but the hd6850 is still a better GPU and would smoke the hd5770. But 1gb of RAM is the way to go.
  5. Quote:
    not at the OPs native resolution it won't. not use of getting a card able to run at higher resolutions running over 150fps when all you see is 60fps the same as you would see with the 5770. So money wasted. Then I believe its for HPTC purposes.

    Oh, if he only wants to watch movies, then a nhd5670 would do fine, which then he would be wasting money on a hd5770. If he gets a hd6850 and can max out all the games for $20 more, it would be better. Look, a hd5770 will run games at med-high, and a hd6850 will run 'em max for only $20 more. I would grab a hd6850 IMO.
  6. Quote:
    if its for 20usd more then get it didn't see that part. did the gpus take another price drop?

    No, they didn't take much of a price drop, just the powercolor version is really cheap with the MIR.
  7. Quote:
    we don't have newegg here. Just Joe Rip Offs Pc Hardware store

    Where do you live????????
  8. Dadiggle, you have an awesome system! I just wanted to let you know I thought it looked pretty sweet. ;)
  9. Quote:
    Tigerdirect has a GTX 260 for 99.99 and is on par with an HD 4890

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4683600&CatId=3585

    Yeah, but BFG is dead and will give no support. BTW, a GTX 260 is on par with a hd4870.
  10. Quote:
    in a mud hut in africa ok south africa to be precise

    Lol, you better not live there with a awesome machine like that. I cannot believe it is still in progress man!!!! That thing is amazing! Really, where do you live??? What store do you buy from?????
  11. Quote:
    I live in south africa. This one and the 580s a mate of my dad got it for me. He lives in Marshall Alaska. So he shipped it over. Will cost a fortune buying it over here lol

    Wait, do you really live in a hut???????? I thought huts don't get power. Do you live in a house or a hut? I am confused. Why would a guy in a hut have a awesome computer like that.
  12. Quote:
    I'll change it to a GTX 260 trades blow's with a 5770 :)

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/172?vs=170

    Yes.
  13. Guys...I do appreciate all the replies.

    But I'm more confused than before.
  14. KnurledNut said:
    Guys...I do appreciate all the replies.

    But I'm more confused than before.

    Hahha :lol: Just debating over which GPU you should get. Get the power color hd6850 for only $150! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374&cm_re=hd6850-_-14-131-374-_-Product
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