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May 6, 2012 10:52:50 PM

Im looking for the best bang for buck GPU for my budge college gaming computer.

I want it to be under $200 (as a max), and the lower the better.
(i know there are some very good GPUs over 200, but being a budget computer, unless its only like 5 dollars more , im not interested)

so far i have found the 6790
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i just want to double check with the community that i havent overlocked a much better product

The computer will have a
24" monitor running at 1920x1200
i5-2500,
8 gigs of RAM,
700W PSU (or higher if needed),
and a bottom of the line, cheap, motherboard.

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a c 106 U Graphics card
May 6, 2012 11:00:04 PM

150+: HD radeon 6870, GTX 560. occasionally its possible to find a GTX 560ti for under 200

100-150: HD radeon 6850, HD radeon 7770, GTX 460
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May 6, 2012 11:14:35 PM


Hey, OP ??

The bow dude has a great gaming rig in his sig which looks roughly to be in your price range.

The HD7850 most likely has a built-in 20% OC, Zero-core/PowerTune, great compute and Graphics Core Next.

The difference in cost between the CPUs should handle it -- or snag a PhII965BE and AM3+ motherboard.

The HD7850 is worth it.

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a c 185 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 8:02:39 AM

You could get two GTX 460 1GB and sli only if your bottom of the line motherboard has that option though :)  tigerdirect has them on sale right now for 99.99 each http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... or you could get Radeon HD 6870 for 194.99 at tigerdirect http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... or you could get a GeForce GTX 560 OC Edition for $18199 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... that's really your only options for that amount of money hope this helps bud.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 8:12:27 AM

get the gtx 480 which is a bit better then gtx 570 and when overclocked can go up to gtx 580 level the fact is only that the gtx 480 is little bit hotter and and need some more power but your psu can handle it with overclocking also so go for this really good deal for just ony $10 more then your budget goodluck.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 7, 2012 8:15:00 AM

sunnk said:
get the gtx 480 which is a bit better then gtx 570 and when overclocked can go up to gtx 580 level the fact is only that the gtx 480 is little bit hotter and and need some more power but your psu can handle it with overclocking also so go for this really good deal for just ony $10 more then your budget goodluck.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Actually i half to agree that is the best bang for buck i am not sure if it better than a gtx 570 but it is a dam close call either way and the gtx480 is cheaper get the gtx 480 you won't regret it ;) 
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