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August 28, 2012 11:58:16 AM

I need a good cheap (Sub $300, not under $100) GPU that works well for its price, thanks in advance :) 
(btw, a non-radeon would be preferable, i don't like amd that much)
I'm not a heavy gamer, just a graphics card good enough to like, run Slender at atleast 40fps would be good enough, price is the thing here, (my budget's $100 for the whole system)
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a c 191 U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 5:18:39 PM

Well what kind of computer do you have? Do you have a good enough power supply? Right now, under $300 AMD Radeons hold the crown to be honest. The best thing Nvidia has to offer is the 660Ti, and that's about $300 not including shipping and handling and what not.

But what computer are you running? Power supply?
a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 5:24:52 PM

KaiGaming said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this is a GTX 560 SC, it may not be right for you but if you buy two of these $129 x 2 = $258 and put in SLI You end up with something more powerful than a single GTX 660 TI.


Most of the benchmarks say that the 660ti is better than the 580, and 2x 560 is not so much better than the 580...

som benchmarks here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gtx-660-ti-benchm...

also if you are running 2x 560 SC 1gb (memory) you will have only 1gb of memory.

I don't think that you will have performance enough to get to the 660 ti with 2x560, and even if you get there 1gb will bottleneck some games at maximum settings.
August 28, 2012 5:45:20 PM

the 660 ti is limited due to its 192 bit bus. If you get any decent AMD 7000 graphics card it will have a 256 bit bus and be able to use full AA and other settings where the 660ti would be limited
August 28, 2012 6:18:24 PM

It's too bad that you don't like AMD that much because they do have some good offerings a bit above & below the $300 range. The only thing Nvidia has is the 660 ti & it will have it's hands full with the 7870 & 7950 hanging around the same neighborhood. 3 good cards in that range if you can give them all a look.
a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 6:19:47 PM

There are also a few 7950's (outperforms the 660 Ti) to be had at $300 or less, most after mail-in. visiontek, sapphire, and XFX all have one or more on newegg right now.

have fun!
August 29, 2012 6:11:23 AM

Deemo13 said:
Well what kind of computer do you have? Do you have a good enough power supply? Right now, under $300 AMD Radeons hold the crown to be honest. The best thing Nvidia has to offer is the 660Ti, and that's about $300 not including shipping and handling and what not.

But what computer are you running? Power supply?


I haven't actually built my computer yet though, I haven't decided on my psu either yet but my mobo is an Asrock extreme4 z77
August 29, 2012 9:16:02 AM



Thanks, :)  I think I'll go with the Corsair one :)  600 watts is a lot more than enough for an entry level gpu and an ivy bridge system right?
a c 191 U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 3:20:42 PM

Should work perfectly.
August 29, 2012 3:29:07 PM

HD 7870
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