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Upgrading GPU, $100-150 Budget

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March 12, 2011 6:56:03 PM



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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a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2011 9:51:04 PM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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...
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a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2011 10:37:36 PM

^+1, but the hd6850 is still a better GPU and would smoke the hd5770. But 1gb of RAM is the way to go.
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a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2011 11:28:31 PM

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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.
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a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2011 12:15:11 AM

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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.
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a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2011 12:22:46 AM

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we don't have newegg here. Just Joe Rip Offs Pc Hardware store

Where do you live????????
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a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2011 12:25:51 AM

Dadiggle, you have an awesome system! I just wanted to let you know I thought it looked pretty sweet. ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2011 12:38:36 AM

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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?????
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a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2011 1:16:31 AM

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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.
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March 13, 2011 11:41:29 AM

Guys...I do appreciate all the replies.

But I'm more confused than before.
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