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Old 02-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a computer and I'm on a tight budget. I need a CPU and a Video card both for under $140, I have the CPU picked out my friend is selling me his E7300 for $70 so that leaves about $60 for a video card (Including S&H which would be around $10) So what is the best video card I can get for around $60. I looked at the graphics card rankings and I think the best card I can get for $60 would be this card: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100253L Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

This is the motherboard I have: Newegg.com - MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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That's a good choice on video card
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Newegg.com - Apollo AP-HD4670 256MB Radeon HD 4670 256MB 128-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

$60 after mail in rebate. It has 320 shader processing units and GDDR4.

Definetly worth every penny.
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Never heard of Apollo though
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i would like to go with a better brand than that.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Personally, i'm an nvidia fan.

PNY GeForce 8600 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express, (Dual Link) DVI, VGA, Low Profile VCG86512GXEB at TigerDirect.com
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^ That card is a lot worse than the 4670. On Nvidia's side, a 9600gt is similar to a 4670.
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The Apollo is a decent brand. A guy here was running one at a lan tournament (I don't think it was that model though). Seemed to perform great, even in a hot environment.
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I have a 8600GT and need to get something better

Does the GDDR4 memory on the 4670 make a big improvement?
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I have a 8600GT and need to get something better

Does the GDDR4 memory on the 4670 make a big improvement?
The 4670 will be a huge improvement over the 8600GT according to :

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For the price, you would definitely want to consider it, if you are upgrading.
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