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Best Affordable Graphics Card for Gaming

Hello,
I am looking to buy a cheap and gaming card that can play games well at 1920x1080x60 resolutions, i would be happy with a 40-50 fps with fraps as i am currently dreaming to be youtube gamer (hopefully a partner too in the future).
My Budget is too tight (130$ at most) so i would i like to know what would the best buy for me.

My Specs:
i5 2300
DH61WW Mobo
450w PSU (no pcie connector)
4 GB Kington 1333mhz RAM
Windows XP Pro SP3
Dell Full HD Monitor (ST2220M)
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  1. I would recommend a radeon 7750.

    also check out this thread:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/346814-33-budget-card

    if you ignore the people arguing back and forth, there's some good info there
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
    SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    $134.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $119.99

    This will be most likely the best your going to get for your budget. You may not be able to play at ultra high settings but you will get decent fps on most games. If you want better fps and higher settings you will have to increase your budget.
  3. inzone said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
    SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    $134.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $119.99

    This will be most likely the best your going to get for your budget. You may not be able to play at ultrs high settings but you will get decent fps on most games. If you waznt better fps and higher settings you will have to increase your budget.


    +1^
    I was looking for a 6850 under $130 lol. kudos for finding it! yeah, it should do everything the OP wants
  4. You stated in your first post you have no PCI-E connector so you will have to go for the 7750 as the best without any PCI-E power connector.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125417

    Yes we were arguing in that other thread because that Demon Slayer guy is an idiot.
  5. A six pin power cable adaptor comes with the card.
  6. If ya can't hit $155 for the 6870, then I'd say the 6850 for $140 (off brand a slow as $130) or factory overclocked 460 for $125:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150515
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130749

    The factory OC'd 460 will run neck and neck with the 6850 in single card config but is about 10% faster in SLI "outta the box".
  7. andrewcarr said:
    You stated in your first post you have no PCI-E connector so you will have to go for the 7750 as the best without any PCI-E power connector.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125417

    Yes we were arguing in that other thread because that Demon Slayer guy is an idiot.


    Yep, 7750 is the best you'll get period if you don't have pcie connectors. inzone stated that the 6850 comes with a molex to pcie adapter though. So you could go for that but personally I don't trust those things :p

    Yeah... I wouldn't call it arguing though since we are actually trying to give a complete answer and that guy just isn't taking it well :lol:
  8. omega21xx said:
    Yep, 7750 is the best you'll get period if you don't have pcie connectors. inzone stated that the 6850 comes with a molex to pcie adapter though. So you could go for that but personally I don't trust those things :p

    Yeah... I wouldn't call it arguing though since we are actually trying to give a complete answer and that guy just isn't taking it well :lol:


    lol, I was just trying to warn the OP that it's a long thread with "some non-related info". anywho, as long as that guy's off slaying demons and the rest of us are building computers and helping out other folks here it's all good lol
  9. vmem said:
    lol, I was just trying to warn the OP that it's a long thread with "some non-related info". anywho, as long as that guy's off slaying demons and the rest of us are building computers and helping out other folks here it's all good lol


    If his slaying of demons is anything like his logic on graphics cards, he won't last long. :lol:
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