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Best Gpu for around $100-$130

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January 29, 2012 1:05:37 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this summer maybe more soon, maybe later Budget: Total $550 MAX. (am at around $410 with hard drive and media disk)
I will be using this mainly for everyday computing and moderate games like minecraft, WoW and might buy a higher graphic demanding game like skyrim or bf3.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:Going to buy A 500w Psu and dont currently have a gpu. (building a new computer)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
I'm going to have these parts:
Cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (125W) Quad Core Socket AM3
MoBo: Asus M4A78LT-M LE Socket AM3 AMD 760G Chipset
Psu: Topower TOP-500PM Nano Series 500W PSU
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 8GB (2x4GB) Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.canadacomputers.com (basically anywhere i can get a good deal for all my choices, so I guess newegg will work too.)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Does not matter, have more knowledge on the AMD HD series though.

OVERCLOCKING: O/C: If its worth it, Sli/Crossfire: probably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 21.5"


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have little knowledge so please explain to me in detail of why you choose that gpu.

If you want the links then I can post them in.

More about : gpu 100 130

a c 175 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 4:27:51 PM

6770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or push up a bit higher and get this 6850:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Suggested before)

Canada computers should have the 6770, and also should have the 6850, you must I think to push higher to get a 6850 though, what you can get is actually an HD 6790, which is between these two cards, If you can find it in your budget, I suggest it. But if no, stay with the 6770.

Why I suggested AMD HD Radeon is because first of all, you said you know more about it, so I think you will buy it than then the nvidia competing solutions (the 550 ti or 460) but I think you are right with the HD Radeon, because under $150 budget AMD done more better job.

Also for you, my advice is to stay away from that PSU, I suggest getting something nice like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... so that you are away from damaging parts, and you will replace it yourself, wasting your money. So if you would like, take my advice :) .
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January 29, 2012 6:19:28 PM

Sorry I dont know what happened to this post but anyways, Would you suggest a 6850,6770 or a 550 ti? thats really all i'm left with. and i have updated my list to this:


Case:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6... ;70
Psu:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3... ;60
Cpu:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... ;140
Motherboard:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2... ;55
Gpu:
Amd radeon hd 4850 buying from a friend :$45
If not then: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... ;110
Ram: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2... ;$40 /
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2... ;40
DVD drive:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3... ;$20
Hard drive:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1... ;130
Total:
Approx. $560/$615
January 29, 2012 6:31:48 PM

refillable said:
6770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or push up a bit higher and get this 6850:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Suggested before)

Canada computers should have the 6770, and also should have the 6850, you must I think to push higher to get a 6850 though, what you can get is actually an HD 6790, which is between these two cards, If you can find it in your budget, I suggest it. But if no, stay with the 6770.

Why I suggested AMD HD Radeon is because first of all, you said you know more about it, so I think you will buy it than then the nvidia competing solutions (the 550 ti or 460) but I think you are right with the HD Radeon, because under $150 budget AMD done more better job.

Also for you, my advice is to stay away from that PSU, I suggest getting something nice like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... so that you are away from damaging parts, and you will replace it yourself, wasting your money. So if you would like, take my advice :) .



Yes, AMD 6850 will be a better choice rather than the nVidia one!
January 29, 2012 6:33:04 PM

So is paying more money now worth it in the longrun?
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 6:40:36 PM

Are you in toronto ? I'll sell you my 5770 for 65 bucks with the transferable warranty from XFX.
January 29, 2012 6:42:35 PM

No I live in brampton, maybe if you were closer i'd buy it, but thanks for the offer.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 6:51:03 PM

XFX Radeon HD 5770 = good deal i own one = exhaust heat outside of the case(free game)!
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65489&vpn=HD577AZNFR&manu...
Asus EAH6770 = dump heat inside case
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
Good semi- modular psu
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W = i own two of the 600W versions = good units
http://www.ncix.ca/products/index.php?sku=33040&vpn=OCZ...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ModXStream-P...
Intel Core i3 2120 = pricematch that at CC
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233480/Intel/BX80623I...
Samsung SH-222BB 22X DVD - doesn't have LS
http://www.ncix.ca/products/index.php?sku=65984&vpn=SH%...
Ram = go with the Snipers = i have that kit it's good
HDD= greens are great storage drives not so great primary drives
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=65701&vpn=ST...
a c 92 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 6:56:07 PM

I think the 6850 is worth it over the 6770/5770. The 550 ti is overpriced and not worth it.
January 29, 2012 6:56:30 PM

The 5770 turns out to the same cost after shipping but i do get dirt 3 for free but that's not really important.
January 29, 2012 6:57:25 PM

So go with the 6850?
and if someone could find a good deal that would be greatly appreciated.
a c 92 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 7:09:19 PM

that one is also an mir
January 29, 2012 7:10:45 PM

esrever said:
that one is also an mir


I meant that if i choose to do a mir then i could get thoose for cheaper or the same price and i wouldn't need it to be shipped.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 7:13:07 PM

jason_1234 said:
The 5770 turns out to the same cost after shipping but i do get dirt 3 for free but that's not really important.

Yeah but if you bought the ModX 500w too = free shipping entire order!
Trust me it's a good unit.
a c 92 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 7:13:56 PM

oh right. well any of them should be good, the free dirt game is worth something if you want to play it.

I do like the gigabyte card.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 7:19:06 PM

Davcon this is true but the 5770 runs so cool I 've had my card at 1000mhz and loaded at 62C basicly nothing.
January 29, 2012 7:22:25 PM

I know you are excited about building a new pc, but between now and summer...a LOT of new parts, GPU/CPUs will be coming out. Prices are going to be dropping most likely. When you think you are going to buy parts in a week or two, you probably will need to do reselect parts all over again.
January 29, 2012 7:23:35 PM

Really? i guess i should just stop then, ill just get more excited the more i research.
Do you think i should wait for the prices to lower, or get the newer parts sometime in June or so.
a c 175 U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 10:06:07 AM

Well there is always a chance to wait, even after 2012, where HD 8xxx or nvidia Maxwell is coming. But I guess price lowering takes time, maybe it takes until Mid year to see a real price drop (but that is just my opinion). If you can't wait for long, it's OK to get 6850 now... It will stay a bit long probably until the HD 8xxx series.
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