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July 6, 2012 6:15:36 PM

I need a good GPU for around 120. Please help I would prefer Tiger Direct just cause I have to pay tax for Newegg

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a c 172 U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 6:32:59 PM

7750 if the price is down enough, if not look into getting a 6670 or maybe a 550ti (bit of an overpriced joke) and if your rig has a decent enough power supply then a used/refurbished GTX460. If you decide on getting a used gtx460 then hunt for the 1gb 256bit edition as it is pretty fast and right up there with a non ti gtx560.
July 6, 2012 6:39:38 PM

AMD 6670. You did not say whether it had to be AMD or Invidia. I like AMD and have used my 3730 for 3 years and have not found any slip in performance.
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a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 6:40:00 PM

If you don't mind a rebate you can get the 7770 or GTX 560 (non-ti) for $120:

560: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

7770 CORE edition: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Oooor (since you're really supposed to pay sales tax to the state no matter what website you use)..this one would actually be $10 cheaper after rebate at Newegg and comes with a free game

7770 (Ghz edition): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 6, 2012 6:45:05 PM

gjudd said:
I need a good GPU for around 120. Please help I would prefer Tiger Direct just cause I have to pay tax for Newegg


The best you can do for $120 is an AMD Radeon HD 6770.

Check this GPU at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-HD6770-PCI-Express-HD6...

What are your system specifications: CPU; RAM and Power Supply?
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 6:51:44 PM

gjudd said:
I was looking at 7770 but I was looking at this first I dont have a preference btw so what ever is better

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Which is better the 560 or the 7770


That Sapphire is identical to the MSI one on newegg..except TigerDirect is charging $20 more (both before and after rebate). Unless you live in downtown Chicago or NYC, Newegg+tax is cheaper (and even in those places, it's close).

That said, the GTX560 is faster in most things than the 7770. But also requires more PSU/generates more heat (you didn't give your other specs like CPU or whatnot). The 7770 can also run 3 monitors out of the box, and the 560 has Pysics acceleration if those matter to you.
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 6:53:40 PM

gjudd said:
Im buying a new system I was looking at this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
or this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
but the second needs a video card so which one would be better I wanted to stay around 600 but I could probably swing 650 or 660


Get the Gigabyte Ivy kit if it's between those, it'll blow the MSI kit out of the water. And go for the GTX 560 I linked at Tiger (the EVGA).
July 6, 2012 6:58:28 PM

I really want one with just a regular hdmi not a mini cuase i dont want to buy more cables plus i would want to be able to add another monitor around my bday in oct so i would buy another monitor then so any ideas
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 7:00:09 PM

Would that give you 2 or 3 monitors total?
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 7:01:31 PM

gjudd said:
Is tht better than the 7770


No, the 6770 is a generation older version of the 7770. The 7770 is better, and the GTX 560 is better than both.
July 6, 2012 7:03:00 PM

inanition02 said:
Would that give you 2 or 3 monitors total?

2 but if i wanted 3 i would eventually buy another card
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 7:06:28 PM

Ok - the 7770 can support 3 out of the box, which is why I asked.

And then I guess it's up to as far as the HDMI vs. mini. All the GTX560s I've seen have a mini-HDMI, so you can either buy that and an adapter (or use DVI) or buy the 7770 which has a full-size HDMI...and doesn't perform as well.

That said, it's maybe 1000-1200 3DMarks difference.
July 6, 2012 7:09:47 PM

okay well i have a DVI-HDMI adapter i got with the monitor i didnt even think about that, but if i get that gtx i would have to add one for a second monitor?
edit and is dvi 1080p?
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 7:11:29 PM

gjudd said:
okay well i have a DVI-HDMI adapter i got with the monitor i didnt even think about that, but if i get that gtx i would have to add one for a second monitor?


The monitor doesn't have a DVI input?
July 6, 2012 7:14:39 PM

no sadly but i have that adapter
July 6, 2012 7:17:53 PM

gjudd said:
2 but if i wanted 3 i would eventually buy another card


The 7770 will take up to three monitors easy... but you will require some adapters for use with the mini DisplayPort ports if your monitors have HDMI, VGA or DVI. It all depends on the monitors you have and what cables you will have to get.
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 7:18:39 PM

Hmm, that's odd - never heard of a monitor that had just HDMI. Well, if you bought the same monitor again you'd need another adapter then.
July 6, 2012 7:21:41 PM

I cant find another one but it came with it so IDK its a Hanns-g HH251 i bought it originally for xbox so its a cheapy but its actually pretty decent so i guess ill get a 560 if you can find the best deal on one that would be awesome. and in the future on my next build when i hopefully have more money i will pimp it out with two new monitors and put two gpus in it and make it a monster
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 7:23:47 PM

That EVGA on TigerDirect I posted above ($119 after rebate) is the best deal I can find.

Good luck!
July 6, 2012 7:27:58 PM

inanition02 said:
That EVGA on TigerDirect I posted above ($119 after rebate) is the best deal I can find.

Good luck!

550ti or 560 which would be better the 550 ti is cheaper
July 6, 2012 7:47:49 PM

gjudd said:
okay ty but is there something like this but 560 so its ready for multiple monitors
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Inanition02 is right... if you want something that can do 3 monitors out of the box, get the 7770. Just like Inanition02, I also have a 6870, which four of my 20" LCDs are hooked up to.
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 8:10:45 PM

ndositwe said:
Inanition02 is right... if you want something that can do 3 monitors out of the box, get the 7770. Just like Inanition02, I also have a 6870, which four of my 20" LCDs are hooked up to.


And mine has two 17" LCDs on either side of a 24" LCD on the 6870.
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