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Budget graphics card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 16, 2011 8:01:13 AM

Hi all!

Building my first budget system and lost in the world of graphics cards!!
Would be grateful for advice on best budget card for project.
So far I have got

MSI K9N6SGM-V (MS-7309) Motherboard - £20 ebay
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3 GHz AM2 ADA6000IAA6CZ/90nm w/Cooler - £38 ebay
Kingston DDR2 PC2-8500 HyperX 2gbx2 memory - £22£19 ebay(awaiting)
Enermax Liberty ELT400AWT PSU - £30 ebay
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache - salvaged from failing Compaq presario SR1539UK
Monitor 1440x900 - £26 ebay

Everything is running perfectly at present but graphics lagging behind and confused by all the budget cards on offer :heink: 
Have found
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Inno 3D Geforce 9800GT
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5
PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 (1024 MB)
Lots of old 8800
Just unsure which will work and which would be best? Considering the only game I play on a regular basis is WoW!

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a b U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 8:20:44 AM

Best choice is 5770. The brand is your choice.
a b U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 9:19:59 AM

What exactly is your budget? I have a few choices I can list:

Sub $100 to $100: Radeon HD 6750

$100 to $150: Radeon HD 6850

$150 to $200: GTX 560/Radeon HD 6870
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October 16, 2011 9:30:28 AM

Looking to keep sub $100 to maintain budget system
October 16, 2011 10:01:50 AM

Your best bet is the 5770. Its a tuff little card, and performs well for its price. Id go with either of the two 5770's. Personally i have the Powercolor 5770 and it serves me well.
a b U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 10:10:02 AM

Unkybfg said:
Looking to keep sub $100 to maintain budget system

At that budget, a 6750 is your card. I have it myself, and it plays games very well. It runs cool and quiet at 100% fan speed (never goes above 60C, and to hear it, I have to put my ear right next to my case).
a b U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 10:46:44 AM

The 5770 and the 6770 are essentially the same card just the 6770 has 3D blu-ray ability. If you decided on a x770 go with whatever is cheaper or is factory overclocked more (at the same price).