What graphics card should i get for my budget gaming build?

i have $200 to spend on a gpu, any recommendations? :sol:
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  1. the 6870 is definitely the best card for $200 and under.
  2. 6870, if you only had 20-30 bucks more you could get a 6950 or even a 560ti.
  3. Tigerdirect has Galaxy GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express Video Card + Batman Arkham City Game Download Coupon for $184.99 AR

    - $15 Coupon Code "HQY49717" - $35 Rebate. Economy shipping is $3

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1284248&sku=G458-0561&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=lw9MynSeamY-Eko0SUMbxP1OwNrEpj74PQ


    EDIT: Nevermind. Sold out...........
  4. HD 6870 is a bit faster than GTX 560, best bang for buck is robjordy offer, the GTX 560ti is disappearing from the market.
  5. rockxdude said:
    SEE MIR...:P...

    yes, get this...
    Nvidia is nice..


    Sorry but first I see there is no MIR.

    Sorry for suggesting 560 non ti. I think it is better to get 560ti in any condition. And get it now before the price goes up again.
  6. refillable said:
    Sorry but first I see there is no MIR.

    Sorry for suggesting 560 non ti. I think it is better to get 560ti in any condition. And get it now before the price goes up again.



    Also, why the price will go up?
    Are you sure it will go up...?
  7. @refillable, the prices are up because of the new 448 core.
  8. ilysaml said:
    @refillable, the prices are up because of the new 448 core.



    Yes, 448 core GTX 560 Ti is 300$ GPU...

    But i don't think 384 core GTX 560 Ti price will get up...! Right?
  9. rockxdude said:
    Also, why the price will go up?
    Are you sure it will go up...?


    They lower the price because of the 448 core edition, which will be taken away at the end of the holiday. So if 448 edition gets taken away, these 560Ti will go up in price.
  10. refillable said:
    They lower the price because of the 448 core edition, which will be taken away at the end of the holiday. So if 448 edition gets taken away, these 560Ti will go up in price.



    Ohk...
    yea that can be possibility, but they are launching their 6xx series then also the price will fall...
  11. rockxdude said:
    Ohk...
    yea that can be possibility, but they are launching their 6xx series then also the price will fall...


    If 6xx is out, They will give better deals for the price and performance my friend. We will recommend 660Ti or something rather than 560Ti.
  12. refillable said:
    If 6xx is out, They will give better deals for the price and performance my friend. We will recommend 660Ti or something rather than 560Ti.


    Yea, but 660ti will be more costly then 560ti...
  13. Yup, don't expect to get a 660 for round 200 dollar in a while i think.
  14. Maybe 650Ti?
  15. well, what is the expected price of 660Ti...
    and when it will be launched?
  16. We will have to wait.
  17. this thread got a little of topic lol.
    so 6870?
  18. OOOOHHHH! A download coupon for Batman AC. OK for a $60 game, I guess, if you don't mind spending 24 hours to d/l it.
  19. slader166 said:
    this thread got a little of topic lol.
    so 6870?

    If you can't go higher than $200, then yes.
  20. slader166 said:
    this thread got a little of topic lol.
    so 6870?


    If you can't get 560 Ti.
  21. DelroyMonjo said:
    OOOOHHHH! A download coupon for Batman AC. OK for a $60 game, I guess, if you don't mind spending 24 hours to d/l it.


    24 hrs? What kind of crappy Internet provider do u got. Took 4 hrs for me while I was sleeping. Who the hell buys disks games anymore anyways? I'm not going to change a disk every time I want to play a different game??? Come over to the 21st century buddy......
  22. okay for under $200 get 6870,
    under $250 get 560 ti,

    whats the best card under $150?
  23. slader166 said:
    okay for under $200 get 6870,
    under $250 get 560 ti,

    whats the best card under $150?


    OMG you want to buy or what?
  24. refillable said:
    OMG you want to buy or what?

    just interested to know whats the best budget card.
  25. 6790.
    OR
    6850 if you can get them below $150.
  26. 6850 under 150$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161363
    Get Dirt 3 game as well
    $155 after MIR
  27. refillable said:
    We will have to wait.

    hmm... we have to wait... :D
  28. so 6850 is the best to get under $150?
    how about under $175?
  29. A Voodoo 17 and half or a TNT 12.
  30. Just get 6870, best for your allover budget....
  31. lol
  32. okay im between:
    msi cyclone 6850,
    his iceq 6870,
    or
    xfx 6870.
  33. Depending on which version the XFX.
  34. Are you sure btw your mobo and psu are up to a 6870 ?
  35. mobo: asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
    psu: xfx core pro 650w
    cpu: i3 2100.

    heres the link for the version im talking about: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
  36. Wow, that's a pci-e 3.0, should have no compatibilty issue then. :)

    Not so sure about XFX suddenly, i did see to much bad reviews according to the warrenty on that one. Surpricing actually as they promise lifetime warrenty.
  37. i know, im considering a diffrent psu because of the rebate,
    it looks like im changing it to a corsair or an ocz.
  38. When are you buying, there is a real nice offer from ocz now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018
  39. slader166 said:
    okay im between:
    msi cyclone 6850,
    his iceq 6870,
    or
    xfx 6870.



    Get his iceq 6870..
    Much stable and good then xfx
  40. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161393

    You have a good mobo right there. And also enough PSU.
  41. I've always had good results from HIS cards.
    Check the benchmarks for the games you [want to] play in case they favor AMD or nViidia cards.
  42. Onus said:
    I've always had good results from HIS cards.
    Check the benchmarks for the games you [want to] play in case they favor AMD or nViidia cards.

    good idea! :)
  43. slader166 said:
    good idea! :)


    Here are reviews on the one I suggested:
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1385.html
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=750&Itemid=72

    There are more but I am pretty lazy to show you.
  44. you can search for Gigabyte Gaming Overclock serials,likes OC/SOC versions~
    EX: 6870 OC windforce 3x~
  45. well for my build im going with a red and black color scheme.
    the his iceq is blue...
    i like the xfx version though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
    should i go for it?
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