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February 2, 2013 10:57:28 PM

Hello Gents, :hello: 

This will be my first graphics card purchase, I've always been a console gamer, but after playing Portal, Team Fortress 2 & Civ 5, I've been hooked. Since I'm a full time student & money is real tight, I don't have the money to both upgrade my PSU & Graphics Card, I have no need for the latest face melting set up, I just want a quality card which will allow me to play most games at Medium or High, not Ultra. With that in mind, I need it to be pretty power efficient & have no problem purchasing Refurbished or used products as long as I buy them from a reputable company.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible

BUDGET RANGE: Under $100 is max, but would like to keep it under $70

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Moderate Gaming along with HD Movies, mostly games like Far Cry 3, Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row 3, Borderlands & Skyrim.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 300W OEM PSU & On-board Intel Graphics

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Windows® 7 Home Premium - 3GHz Intel® Core™ i5 quad core - 8GB memory, 16GB max - 1TB storage - Intel® HD - 300W - Wi-Fi - HDMI® - USB 3.0

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I prefer sites like Amazon, Newegg, or Tigerdirect, but if there's a good deal wouldn't mine purchasing from other sites.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: None

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: None

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As of right now I'm considering these cards, let me know what you think. :) 

ZOTAC GeForce GT440 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/Displayport Graphics Card, ZT-40702-10L

HIS H775F1GD Radeon HD 7750 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 Displayport HDMI DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 3.0 Graphics Cards

ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 GDDR5 128-bit 1 GB Video Card

Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 HyperMemory with 512MB DDR5 VRAM HDMI/DVI-D/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 11191-03-20G

HIS Radeon HD 6670 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 HDMI DVI-D (HDCP) VGA PCI Express X16 2.1 Low Profile Graphics Cards H667FN1G

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February 2, 2013 11:00:23 PM

MuzikVillain said:
Hello Gents, :hello: 

This will be my first graphics card purchase, I've always been a console gamer, but after playing Portal, Team Fortress 2 & Civ 5, I've been hooked. Since I'm a full time student & money is real tight, I don't have the money to both upgrade my PSU & Graphics Card, I have no need for the latest face melting set up, I just want a quality card which will allow me to play most games at Medium or High, not Ultra. With that in mind, I need it to be pretty power efficient & have no problem purchasing Refurbished or used products as long as I buy them from a reputable company.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible

BUDGET RANGE: Under $100 is max, but would like to keep it under $70

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Moderate Gaming along with HD Movies, mostly games like Far Cry 3, Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row 3, Borderlands & Skyrim.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 300W OEM PSU & On-board Intel Graphics

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Windows® 7 Home Premium - 3GHz Intel® Core™ i5 quad core - 8GB memory, 16GB max - 1TB storage - Intel® HD - 300W - Wi-Fi - HDMI® - USB 3.0

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I prefer sites like Amazon, Newegg, or Tigerdirect, but if there's a good deal wouldn't mine purchasing from other sites.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: None

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: None

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As of right now I'm considering these cards, let me know what you think. :) 

ZOTAC GeForce GT440 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/Displayport Graphics Card, ZT-40702-10L

HIS H775F1GD Radeon HD 7750 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 Displayport HDMI DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 3.0 Graphics Cards

ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 GDDR5 128-bit 1 GB Video Card

Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 HyperMemory with 512MB DDR5 VRAM HDMI/DVI-D/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 11191-03-20G

HIS Radeon HD 6670 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 HDMI DVI-D (HDCP) VGA PCI Express X16 2.1 Low Profile Graphics Cards H667FN1G


Hi - I f you can get the 7750 in your budget range, that's the one to get.

Tom

It's a significant upgrade over the 6670
February 3, 2013 3:20:41 AM

Thanks for your advice :)  would still like someone else opinion
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