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Old 05-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone
im looking to replace my GF8600 GT with somthing a little better.
cant afford much at the moment, so im looking for somthing really cheap
i know its kinda silly, but i dont really need somthing very powerfull

any suggestions would be welcome
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define cheap
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well. i would if knew prices.
ill be a little more specific
i want somthing slightly better than my GF8600GT but wont be completely ridiculous to buy at this time.
lets say (without knowing what im talking about ) im willing to put around 100$ on it
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N26UD-896M GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

This is probably your best bet for around $100

Requires 2 six pin power connectors.

GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 vs GeForce GTX 260 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

A GTX 260 can outperform a 9800 GTX.
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Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Much better graphics card for only $5 more.
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I despise ATI for all of their miniscule annoying problems but that doesn't look that bad for him, and its not that MUCH better, it just offers newer tech.

Another option is a GTX 460 for ~100 with MIR.

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Trust me I will admit I am a Nvidia fan boy and I will never own a AMD card but that 5770 is a good bit better than the 260 and I'm not gonna lie to someone and say there's nothing better they can get for their money.

I only meant much better by thefact that it was only 5$ more

EDIT: really though DX11 useless? hahahaha I can't say I can see where you're coming from. Clearly you haven't owned a DX11 card.
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Trust me I will admit I am a Nvidia fan boy and I will never own a AMD card but that 5770 is a good bit better than the 260 and I'm not gonna lie to someone and say there's nothing better they can get for their money.

I only meant much better by thefact that it was only 5$ more

EDIT: really though DX11 useless? hahahaha I can't say I can see where you're coming from. Clearly you haven't owned a DX11 card.
I took back the remark about DX11, but really there has been no substantial difference from 10 apart from making lighting look a bit better.

Just because you see a stupid tech demo show ridiculous differences doesn't mean that applies to games.
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Who said anything about a tech demo? I'm speaking of pratical uses like gaming. I own a DX11 card and I see a difference.
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Don't get the 460 gtx se (slow edition)!!!
The 768 mb version of gtx 460 will perform better.
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