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Good GPU for 200.00?

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September 20, 2012 3:34:47 AM

I am having hard time picking what card I should go with I have been looking at the GTX460 from EVGA but don't know what one would be a good pick that is going to last me looking for maybe some input on cards at the 200.00 range.

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September 20, 2012 3:51:39 AM

The Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB is between 200-220$ and is way better that the GTX460.
a c 119 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 3:55:17 AM

The card to get at the $200 price point is the HD7850. Sapphire are a good manufacturer that are often cheaper then the big names like Gigabyte and ASUS.
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September 20, 2012 4:12:02 AM

atm where I live the 7850 is 254.99 before tax vs the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked witch is on-sale atm for 185.00
a c 119 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 4:16:13 AM

What website are you buying off? or is it a local store?

The GTX460 was a mid-range card two architectures ago, no idea why it would be priced that high.
a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 6:36:46 AM

manofchalk said:
Those prices are pretty expensive, would buy from some other Canadian retailer.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=75620&vpn=11200-07-20G...


You do realize the first link you posted is the same card/same site as the first link
in the previous post, right? And that same card at ncix is $10 more( and that doesn't
even include the cost of shipping).

@OP: Here are some HD7850s that are actually cheaper:

Gigabyte dual fan model for 179.99 plus shipping after a $20 MIR(the normal price is
$249.99, and the sale price of 199.99 end after September 19th) :

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69494&vpn=GV%2DR785OC...

Power Color reference model for 196.10 free shipping(hardocp pushed a reference card
very far. It rivaled gtx660 and could have gone even higher) :

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13630BD8710&v...

MSI Twin Frozr for 198.96 free shipping after a $30 MIR(2 links. 1 for pic, 1 to buy) :

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/msi-video-card-r7850pe2...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD2359&v...
a c 119 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 7:02:05 AM

jtenorj said:
You do realize the first link you posted is the same card/same site as the first link
in the previous post, right? And that same card at ncix is $10 more( and that doesn't
even include the cost of shipping).


I do realize that. And I assume when the OP means $200 he has some wiggle room with that, $10 isnt much.
Forgive me if I didn't examine every possible 7850 on the market for the cheapest price...
a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 8:36:30 AM

I didn't look at all the HD7850s in Canada, I just hopped on pcpartpicker.com, selected
Canada for country, hit the video card button, and ticked the 2GB and HD7850 boxes
looking for anything under 200(not very many). The OP may have some wiggle room
in the budget, but I like to keep under it when at all possible. And by submitting this
post, I am giving the OP the tools to pick any HD7850 in Canada they want. Sort by price.

I'd definitely skip any 1GB models and go for 2GB only. There are already some games that
choke on 1GB, so 2GB will help both now and in the future. Happy hunting.
September 20, 2012 1:29:12 PM

Yeah I use Tiger do to it being right beside my house I have no issues with shopping on line for better price just did not know what card would work best
a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 3:19:40 PM

Can you still get that card for 199.99 plus shipping before a $20 rebate?

According to the site, the $50 promo code has expired and it should be 249.99 again plus
shipping before the $20 rebate. I know that I linked it, but given the time I posted the
link and not knowing where you live in Canada(B.C., maybe?), I thought you might have a
shot of getting in on the sale price before it went back up.

Here's a hardocp review of the new gtx660 where they want to compare it to several
similarly priced cards, one of which is a factory overclocked hd7850. Since they didn't
have that exact card on hand, they overclocked their reference card to fill in:


http://hardocp.com/article/2012/09/13/asus_geforce_gtx_...

It does quite well, and can be overclocked even higher. Here's the link to that
reference style PowerColor model I suggested earlier for 196.10 free shipping:

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13630BD8710&v...
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