Best graphics card for around $100 ($115 MAX)

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  1. iPwn

    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    Yeah what's the best graphics card I can get for around $100-115 dollars?

    (Or less)

    So far I found a few that I am interested in:

    GIGABYTE GeForce GTS 250 1GB GDDR3 for $109
    EVGA GeForce 9800GT 512MB GDDR3 for $99
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 for $90
    ATI Radeon HD 4770 512MB GDDR5 for $95

    I would think that the GTS 250 is the best option here right? It performs between a 4850 and a 4870, both of which beat the 4770 and the 5670.

    If you find any other cards for the same price, please tell me.
  2. magic8ball88

    magic8ball88 Active Member

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    You're asking us? Don't you have some obsession with graphics cards?
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    No. I know a lot about them, but I'm not so good with buying hardware.
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    The ATI 5750 is your best bet at $120...
    5670 is just not worth it.
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    Yeah but people say that the 4850 = 5750, and the GTS 250 is slightly faster than a 4850. So the GTS is still the best...? Or is the 5750 better.
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    You know you need to take PSU and motherboard into consideration.
    My desktop runs on 300 watt which makes it complicating looking for a new graphics card for instance.
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    I like the 9800GT. It's pretty solid and runs everything on the market.

    I didn't check how quick Gigabyte's GTS 250 is, but I know other brand's GTS 250 it's just about 1% faster than the 9800GT.
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    @Jacob. I got a new OCZ 500 watt PSU.

    @CocaCola. The GTS 250 is a higher clocked 9800GT with 16 more cores. It is over 10% faster, but for $10 extra, why not? The one I found also has twice the memory of the cheapest 9800GT I could find.
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    JacobVengeance Well-Known Member

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    Well it is best to post your specs in the first post when asking computer related questions. In this case Mobo and PSU
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    (Integrated graphics, since my 5670 had some really annoying driver problems and ran hot so I returned it)


    Before I had a 250 Watt PSU, now I ordered a 550W OCZ PSU from Newegg with dual 25 Amp 12 volt rails.

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