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Dec 16, 2012 4:37 PM

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What is the best graphics card in the $100-$175 range?
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Dec 16, 2012 4:39 PM

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Um, well are you using a laptop, desktop, slim desktop, etc.
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Desktop with a mid-case.
"I hate nice girls. If they so much as say hello, it stays on my mind. If they return my texts, my heart races. The day one calls me, I know I'll look at my call history and grin. But I know that's just them being nice. People who are nice to me are also nice to everyone else. I almost end up forgetting that...
Someone who's worked hard at being alone doesn't fall for the same trick twice. I'm a veteran at this, I'm the best there is when it comes to losing. That's why I'll always .. Hate nice girls."
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Dec 16, 2012 4:56 PM

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What do you want to do with a new GPU exactly? The most popular card in that price range is probably any of the nVidia GTX 650 Ti cards or the Radeon HD 77xx cards. Just don't expect too much from it. I used to have a similar card and you can probably run most games on medium graphic settings without having a significant drop in frame rate. Anything higher will be really noticeable or even unplayable.

If you're serious about getting a card that can run anything on high settings, I wouldn't recommend those cards.
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A Radeon HD 7850 of your choice...
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Dec 16, 2012 5:17 PM

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I would check out Tiger Direct or NewEgg they normally have good deals on computer parts.
 
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Probably a midrange Radeon. Or a old high end card like a 5870 or something.

Have a GTX670 myself, but for your budget i'd definitely go radeon since Nvidia doesn't seem to be very good at the low end and midrange.
 
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Probably a midrange Radeon. Or a old high end card like a 5870 or something.

Have a GTX670 myself, but for your budget i'd definitely go radeon since Nvidia doesn't seem to be very good at the low end and midrange.

Have a GTX 670 as well, if you can save up the extra 100-150 or so (depending if you can get it on sale) it's WELL worth it. Running games at max settings 60+FPS / 2560x1440 resolution, it's wonderful :D
 
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AMD Radeon HD 6770
AMD Radeon HD 7750
NVIDIA GTX 650

Add a bit more and you can get
AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Dec 16, 2012 8:58 PM

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7850 is probably the best you can get for 175, disregarding the Nvidia/AMD driver/quality/housefire debates and what details would add or detract to value in their views.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161426

Considering the price vs performance it's an extremely good deal.
 
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skullblade169 said:
Probably a midrange Radeon. Or a old high end card like a 5870 or something.

Have a GTX670 myself, but for your budget i'd definitely go radeon since Nvidia doesn't seem to be very good at the low end and midrange.
Jrittmayer said:
skullblade169 said:
Probably a midrange Radeon. Or a old high end card like a 5870 or something.

Have a GTX670 myself, but for your budget i'd definitely go radeon since Nvidia doesn't seem to be very good at the low end and midrange.

Have a GTX 670 as well, if you can save up the extra 100-150 or so (depending if you can get it on sale) it's WELL worth it. Running games at max settings 60+FPS / 2560x1440 resolution, it's wonderful :D


what fps do you guys set your cap at generally?

 
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Thoughts on the XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB?
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Someone who's worked hard at being alone doesn't fall for the same trick twice. I'm a veteran at this, I'm the best there is when it comes to losing. That's why I'll always .. Hate nice girls."
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Dec 17, 2012 8:04 AM

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Shahjoo said:
Thoughts on the XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB?


That you would seriously be wasting your money getting that and not the 7850, which for some reason is even cheaper on newegg, yet much better.
 
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Angel_Beats said:
skullblade169 said:
Probably a midrange Radeon. Or a old high end card like a 5870 or something.

Have a GTX670 myself, but for your budget i'd definitely go radeon since Nvidia doesn't seem to be very good at the low end and midrange.
Jrittmayer said:
skullblade169 said:
Probably a midrange Radeon. Or a old high end card like a 5870 or something.

Have a GTX670 myself, but for your budget i'd definitely go radeon since Nvidia doesn't seem to be very good at the low end and midrange.

Have a GTX 670 as well, if you can save up the extra 100-150 or so (depending if you can get it on sale) it's WELL worth it. Running games at max settings 60+FPS / 2560x1440 resolution, it's wonderful :D


what fps do you guys set your cap at generally?


On most games I have lock it at 60 to keep a nice stable frame rate, on some games I just leave it unlocked since it doesn't really matter (usually older games, CoD4 at 2560x1440 Maxed out still runs at a consistent 95-100FPS).

I tried running BF3/Skyrim/ at 2560x1440 and it usually brings my frame rate down to around 30FPS so I just leave it at 1920x1080 to enjoy a nice stable 60FPS. Assassins Creed 3 runs at 55-60FPS at 2560x1440 so I just leave that as it is (haven't noticed any tearing yet so...)
 
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A Radeon HD 7850 or a nVidia GTX 660 OC for that price range
 
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this is what i got for mine, i got no complaints it was $109

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121643
 
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Angel_Beats said:
skullblade169 said:
Probably a midrange Radeon. Or a old high end card like a 5870 or something.

Have a GTX670 myself, but for your budget i'd definitely go radeon since Nvidia doesn't seem to be very good at the low end and midrange.
Jrittmayer said:
skullblade169 said:
Probably a midrange Radeon. Or a old high end card like a 5870 or something.

Have a GTX670 myself, but for your budget i'd definitely go radeon since Nvidia doesn't seem to be very good at the low end and midrange.

Have a GTX 670 as well, if you can save up the extra 100-150 or so (depending if you can get it on sale) it's WELL worth it. Running games at max settings 60+FPS / 2560x1440 resolution, it's wonderful :D


what fps do you guys set your cap at generally?


60FPS, since that's the refresh rate of my monitor.

To be honest, I don't own a single game that pushes my GTX 670 to go below 60fps ever. Mine is a stock overclocked model with an after-market cooler as well.
 
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CinatoastB3 said:
this is what i got for mine, i got no complaints it was $109

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121643


It's a shame you would waste money like that. Oh well.
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jauris said:
CinatoastB3 said:
this is what i got for mine, i got no complaints it was $109

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121643


It's a shame you would money like that. Oh well.



waste* I'm assuming.
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Yes I like read Toms review too.
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gregory003 said:
jauris said:
CinatoastB3 said:
this is what i got for mine, i got no complaints it was $109

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121643


It's a shame you would money like that. Oh well.



waste* I'm assuming.


Yep, thanks.

As for this:

lingoes said:


Yes I like read Toms review too.


Toms Hardware is a bad site and you should feel bad. They never take into account driver updates and post launch revisions, and their testing methodology is piss-poor.
 
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Question to OP,

How many PCIe x16 ports do you have on your mobo?

 
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I'd say 7850 for value
 
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Um, well are you using a laptop, desktop, slim desktop, etc.



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