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Best nvidia card for 100 dollars/ 50 pounds

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November 16, 2011 8:37:32 PM

gtx 260 maybe ???

November 16, 2011 8:48:41 PM

Yeah, if you can find it for that price...

Otherwise the GTS 450 is about that price but not as good as the GTX 260.
November 16, 2011 9:37:35 PM

You might be able to find a GTX 460 with a mail in rebate for that much. I got a MSI Hawk 460 for $130 - $30 MIR= $100 about a month ago from NCIX's US site.
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November 16, 2011 10:30:10 PM

I thought you need to know what size his PSU is and the CPU, MOBO are? or can you just stick any kind of card in? I mean I see this in all most all of the threads. Just wondering.
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November 16, 2011 10:43:18 PM

DM186 said:
I thought you need to know what size his PSU is and the CPU, MOBO are? or can you just stick any kind of card in? I mean I see this in all most all of the threads. Just wondering.


There are a lot of factors. Is the case physically big enough for the card, does the motherboard have an appropriate slot, and does the psu have enough 12v amps? The cpu is irrelevant in terms of compatibility.
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November 16, 2011 11:00:10 PM

I've seen 768mb GTX 460's for 100 bucks without rebates on U.S. sites, but 50 pounds is only 78 bucks and I don't think they are that cheap over there. If you can get a GTX 260 for that price go for it, if not a GTS 450 is probably the best card you can get for that price.
November 17, 2011 8:02:17 PM

how does a radeon 4850 512mb compare

for the same price of 50 pounds ??

is that a better deal and more value for money ?
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November 17, 2011 8:33:57 PM

a gtx 260 is about 20% faster than a 4850 if that's what you are asking.
November 17, 2011 11:14:26 PM

on ebay, there is one used for that on buy it now
November 17, 2011 11:14:51 PM

but there is a 4850 for only 30 pounds ????

and for performance and price that seems a lot better
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November 17, 2011 11:30:46 PM

What is the native resolution of your monitor?
DM186's question about the PSU is a good one as well. Make sure you can actually run these cards before considering them.
November 18, 2011 12:13:43 PM

1280 x 1024

that's good enough for me and the default

November 18, 2011 12:15:31 PM

yer, well on the compare gpu websites

the new card I am buying has basically the same power needs as my current card

so yes I think it will

I updated my PSU ages ago

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November 20, 2011 12:06:57 AM

What is your current card?
The HD4850 should do very well at 1280 x 1024.
November 20, 2011 12:46:08 PM

current card is 9800 gt
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November 20, 2011 7:47:48 PM

The HD4850 uses 25w more than the older version of the 9800GT, over 50w more than the newer model(lacks a power connector.) While the HD4850 would be an upgrade it won't be a substantial one; about 15-20% on average at your resolution. Personally I would aim for a better card if you are going to bother to replace the 9800GT.
November 23, 2011 12:15:31 AM

what is a good dx 11 card ??

that is value for money

budget about 60 pounds
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November 23, 2011 8:36:06 AM

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