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August 9, 2012 1:59:15 PM

Hello,
Please suggest me a good video card.My budget is $135 max.So far I have selected a few-
radeon hd 7750
radeon hd 6770
nvidia 550 ti
My preffered resolution is 1440x900.

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a c 185 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:04:22 PM

$124.99 $109.99 after $15.00 rebate(s)MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is the best for that price range what Power supply do you have please tell me the make and model it's very important in order to recommend you the right card
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:11:09 PM

If you're willing to tolerate the delay of a rebate, you can also get a 560, which is a huge upgrade over the 550 Ti, for $130: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
See also http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would definitely, definitely recommend those over the 550 Ti class of cards. It really is a 40% gain in performance in many games. See here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=543

The 6870 is a great card too, but a bit too expensive for your price range.

edit: Also yes it is important to know your PSU. If this is for a new build you're doing on your own and you have a 400W+ PSU, probably any of the cards in consideration are fine. But if you're upgrading an existing build or a prebuilt machine, it could be trouble.
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August 9, 2012 2:12:39 PM

bigcyco1 said:
$124.99 $109.99 after $15.00 rebate(s)MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is the best for that price range what Power supply do you have please tell me the make and model it's very important in order to recommend you the right card

coolermaster 460w.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:15:36 PM

rupamm02 said:
coolermaster 460w.
not a very good PSU but i still recommend the 7770 i linked ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:08:32 PM

With all due respect to Tom's best card for the money features, which are a great starting point, you have to look at the realities of pricing, especially post-rebate. Tom's doesn't include rebates and is pretty conservative in telling you what the price of a card is. But there is no doubt that the 560 or the 6850 is a faster card than the 7770, even if it's not as efficient. In fact, you can even tell that from the article--the 6850 is recommended at ~$150. It wouldn't be recommended at a higher price than the 7770 unless it offered more.

Also see, e.g., these benchmarks: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=539

It's true that the 7770 probably has a bit more to offer from driver updates than the 6850 does at the end of its realistic driver update cycle. But that isn't going to close the 20-30% gap (or more) with the 6850 or the 560.

The 7770 is only appropriate, IMO, in very low-power situations. Your 460W PSU does not put you in that category. Get the 560 or 6850.

edit: all this, of course, is contingent on your willingness to tolerate rebates. If you can't float the $15-30, then of course the 7770 is still a fine card, and definitely better than a 6770 or 550 Ti.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:14:09 PM

Good luck finding a 560 for 135 max or a 6850 the bottom line is for your stated price range the 7770 is best for you if you can increase your budget then that's a different story also never spend the extra cash thinking you'll get the rebate funds back as there is NO Guarantee you'll receive them i have been stiffed a few times and the times i did actually receive the rebates it took a few weeks.
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August 9, 2012 3:21:13 PM

I have had many AMD/ATI cards over the past 15+ years and their drivers are always buggy and never seem to get fixed. I'll stick to Nvidia.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:30:21 PM

I just linked two 560s that come in under $135 post-rebate. Of course you may not want to "risk" a rebate (though I think the problems there are overblown). And you might not have the money right now to wait a few weeks to get your rebate check. That is fine. But if you can do those things, the 560 or 6850 is a big upgrade.

If you CAN'T afford the extra bucks, the 7770 is a good choice. The "buggy drivers" problem is a thing of the past. Whatever you do, don't get a 550 Ti, which is an inadequate card, and overpriced IMO: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541
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a c 185 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:46:49 PM

Nothing is being over blown rebates are NOT Guaranteed some company honor them other don't if your willing to take the risk then that's o.k. also the buggy drivers comment is not a issue that's old news been fixed long ago so that's not a valid point.
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August 9, 2012 4:00:00 PM

hd 6850

Newegg today has 2. Sapphire or xfx for 134.99.
Sapphire is free shipping
xfs is +$4.99 shipping

Enjoy !
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:04:05 PM

Well, nobody is going to learn anything more from our bickering, but I think bigcyo and I actually agree: if you don't want to go for a rebate and are looking for a card that is actually under $135 up front, the 7770 is your best choice. If you want to go for something that is under $135 after rebate, then of course some of these other cards are better.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:10:45 PM

motorneuron said:
Well, nobody is going to learn anything more from our bickering, but I think bigcyo and I actually agree: if you don't want to go for a rebate and are looking for a card that is actually under $135 up front, the 7770 is your best choice. If you want to go for something that is under $135 after rebate, then of course some of these other cards are better.
+1 ;) 
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a c 229 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 4:11:01 PM

Below $200, buy the best AMD card you can afford
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August 9, 2012 4:43:54 PM

motorneuron said:
Well, nobody is going to learn anything more from our bickering, but I think bigcyo and I actually agree: if you don't want to go for a rebate and are looking for a card that is actually under $135 up front, the 7770 is your best choice. If you want to go for something that is under $135 after rebate, then of course some of these other cards are better.

Thanks guys.I'll go for 7770 then.which manufacturer should I choose?Msi?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 5:30:41 PM

rupamm02 said:
Thanks guys.I'll go for 7770 then.which manufacturer should I choose?Msi?
MSI ASUS i have always had the best luck with both those are very good though i can't say there is not other company that don't make very good GPU as well. ;) 
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August 12, 2012 6:22:27 AM

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a c 272 U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 12:08:16 PM

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