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Best video card below $200?

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January 29, 2013 11:44:47 PM

Hello,

After saving up some money, I've decided that the only thing holding back my system from being a decent gaming computer (not GREAT) is my video card.

Current Specs:
ASRock Motherboard (Socket AM3+)
AMD FX 4130 - 3.8 GHz Quad Core, 12 MB L3 Cache
4 GB DDR3 @ 1600 (PNY)


...and last and least, my Zotac GT 520 1 GB

I was looking at some pretty nice GTX 650Ti's on Tiger Direct/Newegg for under $200.

Example:
http://www.compusa.pr/applications/SearchTools/item-det...

There's some AMD Cards aswell like the 7850 but that would mean saving up for another month or two (I'm a broke 16 year old.)

I've only done a brief search (around a day or two of search) and this is pretty much what I've got so far.

Give me a little hand, Tom's Hardware!

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January 29, 2013 11:46:40 PM

I forgot to mention that I do indeed live by a CompUSA (In Puerto Rico) and CompUSA is owned by TigerDirect.

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January 29, 2013 11:56:24 PM
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dylanjlr said:
I forgot to mention that I do indeed live by a CompUSA (In Puerto Rico) and CompUSA is owned by TigerDirect.


the 7850 I believe to be the best < $200 card, is a significant perf
increase over the 650ti, but whether you want or need to wait
is up to you. Personally, if you found a 650ti you can afford now,
I'd get it.

Tom
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January 30, 2013 12:11:47 AM

toyftw said:
the 7850 I believe to be the best < $200 card, is a significant perf
increase over the 650ti, but whether you want or need to wait
is up to you. Personally, if you found a 650ti you can afford now,
I'd get it.

Tom


Thank you for the fast reply! I just wanted to make sure if there were any other great options in that price range.

I think I will get the GTX 650 ti!
January 30, 2013 12:12:00 AM

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January 30, 2013 12:13:05 AM

dylanjlr said:
Thank you for the fast reply! I just wanted to make sure if there were any other great options in that price range.

I think I will get the GTX 650 ti!


enjoy your new card!
January 30, 2013 1:12:36 AM

You can pick up a used $580 for that :p  I just bought a 570 for $140
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January 30, 2013 2:01:43 AM

The rule of thumb for the last coup,e of generations has been, AMD below the $200 mark and nVidia from $250 on up ... with usually a very competive war going on at the junction point.
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