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What is the best Graphics Card for $100-$200

My PC configs:

Processor : Intel Core i7 950

RAM : 12 GB

Motherboard : MSI 1366 ATX Motherboard X58 PRO

HardDrive : Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device 931 GB

Monitor: ViewSonic VT2430 24-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV (1400x900 resolution for games)

I'm looking for the best graphics card anywhere from $100-$200 (before or AR I don't care) for playing games in my 1400x900 resolution, my current graphics card isn't satisfactory for me and I'd like to get a new one. I want to be able to play games such as Battlefield 3, Resident Evil 5, APB: Reloaded, and newer games possibly in medium to high quality if possible. I've heard that the Geforce GTX 480 might be a good choice but I am unsure as to what to get. Looking to get one some time this year. Thank you in advance :D
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  1. That's a good deal if you can find a 480 under $200.

    But if you can't, I'd get a GTX 560:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125357

    If you can spend a little more, I'd get a GTX 570 $250:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127682
  2. What is your power supply unit? GTX 480 for under $200 is a sick deal, I'd take it without second thoughts before the price rises again. It's much faster than $260 HD 7850.
  3. ^+1
    What's your PSU?
    It's necessary for us to know that before we make any suggestions for you.
    But for a maximum of $200, here's a few that I'd take in to consideration.

    GTX 560 Ti -448
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615
    HD 7850 (if you're willing to spend a few extra bucks for a bit more performance)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

    But at that resolution, either of those cards would be more than enough.
  4. Thank you to all who answered, and to answer about the power supply I'd have to take a look. Also, from what you guys have showed me the GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 7850 look good, but you say I should get the gtx 480 if it were cheaper than $200?
  5. The 480 is a very good card provided you have the power to run it. However, I don't think I have seen it for under $200. For that matter, the 560 Ti-448 core and the 7850 are also over $200. You basically have the 560 Ti and the 6950. Both are good cards; I'd pick depending on which games you want to play:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=510
  6. Best answer
    1Dan1 said:
    Thank you to all who answered, and to answer about the power supply I'd have to take a look. Also, from what you guys have showed me the GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 7850 look good, but you say I should get the gtx 480 if it were cheaper than $200?


    Have a look at this performance chart:



    Any sane mind will agree that if you can get GTX 480 cheaper, it's worth going for it. It's a very strong card, but needs a lot of power to run.
  7. motorneuron said:
    The 480 is a very good card provided you have the power to run it. However, I don't think I have seen it for under $200. For that matter, the 560 Ti-448 core and the 7850 are also over $200. You basically have the 560 Ti and the 6950. Both are good cards; I'd pick depending on which games you want to play:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=510


    I have seen it on Newegg go from 210$ to 199$ to 220$ and bounce around those figures. Pretty slick deal, the most power you can get at that price range, though the 7850 has gone down and is now a good choice as well because it OC's like a monster.

    If you get the GTX 480 make sure you have at least 600 watts from a good company (Corsair/Antec/Seasonic/XFX). You may be able to get by with 550, but I would give myself some breathing room.
  8. Best answer selected by 1Dan1.
  9. Sunius said:
    Have a look at this performance chart:

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/images/perfrel.gif

    Any sane mind will agree that if you can get GTX 480 cheaper, it's worth going for it. It's a very strong card, but needs a lot of power to run.

    Thank you so much for this chart, very helpfull!
  10. Now, with all this helpfull information I believe my power supply might not be enough. Right now I believe I have a 500 watt power supply, in order to have one of these graphics cards what is the right ammount of wattage I'll need from my power supply?
  11. What is the power supply brand and model? If not, do you know the number of amps under 12 V (on the side of the power supply)?

    Dave
  12. motorneuron said:
    The 480 is a very good card provided you have the power to run it. However, I don't think I have seen it for under $200. For that matter, the 560 Ti-448 core and the 7850 are also over $200. You basically have the 560 Ti and the 6950. Both are good cards; I'd pick depending on which games you want to play:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=510

    Well as I stated, I would like to play Battlefield 3, Resident Evil 5, APB: Reloaded. I'd also like to play Counter Strike: GO, GTA IV, L.A. Noire, and newer games really.
  13. Get the ASUS Radeon hd 7850 (HD7850_DC2_2GD5_V2). Selling around 189.9$ at amd.com.
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