Good GPU for 200.00?

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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  1. The Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB is between 200-220$ and is way better that the GTX460.
  2. The card to get at the $200 price point is the HD7850. Sapphire are a good manufacturer that are often cheaper then the big names like Gigabyte and ASUS.
  3. This is pretty much as good as it gets for 200$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

    Or if you don't care about noise, heat and power consumption you can also buy a GTX 480 which is a bit faster
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Do you have a problem shopping at Newegg?

    If not consider:

    SAPPHIRE 100355L Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $199.98 AR including shipping

    Or if you're willing to spend a little more for a better card:

    XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $227.48 AR including shipping
  7. manofchalk 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).

    @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%2D2GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1267

    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&vpn=AX7850%202GBD5-2DH&manfuacture=POWERCOLOR

    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-r7850pe2gd5oc

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD2359&vpn=R7850%20PE2GD5/OC&manfuacture=Others
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. I have picked my new card it will be the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 OC thank you for all your help much better price then the tiger beside me
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69494&vpn=GV%2DR785OC%2D2GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1267
  12. 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_660_directcu_ii_video_card_review/

    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&vpn=AX7850%202GBD5-2DH&manfuacture=POWERCOLOR
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