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Best gpu possuble for $140

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a c 118 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 5:13:35 PM

What is the best possible card I can get for 140 dollars?

My specs are: phenom 2 x4 965 be, antec 450w power supply, 8gb ram, 1080p monitor

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October 2, 2012 5:22:09 PM
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a c 118 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 5:29:48 PM

Of the cards listed what would you buy with a 450w PSU in use?
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October 2, 2012 5:35:29 PM

Personally I would go with the 7770. It offers up the best power/watt/price performance in this area. On a 1080p setup you may need to lower some settings, but it should run most things just fine.
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October 2, 2012 5:37:02 PM

+1 Bolivious ^.^
The GTX 650 is comparable to the Radeon 7750. The 7770 is faster.
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October 2, 2012 5:39:46 PM

Same, the 7770.
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a c 118 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 5:49:06 PM

What would be the next card one step up from the 7770?
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October 2, 2012 5:53:21 PM

6850
Performs better with a little more power consumption
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a c 118 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 5:55:42 PM

Would you say a 450w PSU wouldn't suffice for that card?
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October 2, 2012 5:57:30 PM

What's your PSU model number? If it has decent amps on your 12v rail, it would be ok, but without that information its hard to say.
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a c 118 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 6:04:44 PM

Antec vp450
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a c 118 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 6:16:35 PM

I believe it makes 18 amps on the 12v rail.
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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 6:24:51 PM

When trying to push things to the limit, that's a tricky PSU to work around because it is a split rail design - meaning that depending on construction, it either has to have the load balanced between the two rails or it's a paired design and balancing isn't as important. 36 amps is fairly strong for a PSU in this wattage range though. Maybe someone with this PSU or even Antec's CS line could comment on the rail design or personal experience. If it's a paired rail design, then 36 amps of total power will suffice for something like what you're looking for in video card choice, but I wouldn't go much past the 6850 as that will most likely push it to the limit regardless.
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a c 118 U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 12:41:27 AM

Best answer selected by tiny voices.
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