I'm looking for a good Nvidia graphics card for under $100. I'm currently looking at the BFG GeForce GTS 250 OC 750MHZ 1024MB 2.24GHZ GDDR3 for $69.99 on NCIX. I mainly need it for SCII and Skyrim (when it comes out). Is there any card better then the one I'm looking it?
BTW I'm looking for Nvidia card because Nvidia graphics cards are best supported under linux.
AMD 9850 black CPU
4GB DDR2 (800) RAM
BTW The Galaxy GTS 250 is on newegg for roughly the same as Helltech posted but it comes with a $40 "rebate card". I'm not really a fan of mail in rebate but I guess I'll think about it. Any other suggestions?
A rebate card, just a mail in rebate. I've never not gotten a mail in rebate, and I've sent in a ton. Also a GT 450 is more powerful than a GTs 250 and about equal to a GTX 260, it depends on the resolution.
Very few games use more than 768mb even at 1920x1200, there isn't a single game that's going to run faster on a 450 just because it has more ram, the difference in GPU power is too signifigant. Check out the benches in Toms charts, the 460 is always signifigantly faster at all resolutions. Whether or not it's worth the extra 25 bucks is up to you, both are a pretty good deal, that 70 dollar gts 250 is probably the best value though.
Thanks for the help guys. I'm currently talking to someone about buying the MSI GTX 460 1GB Hawk edition for $140 (well above my original budget I know) (used couple months old). If that doesn't pan out I guess I'll buy the Galaxy GTS 460 768MB off newegg.