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November 15, 2011, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brockville, ON
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by all means a budget is a budget, however a newer one say a GTX460(336 shaders 1gb Vram) GTX 550 or 550ti, or even a Radeon 5770 or 6850 might be worth it, a little more expensive, but alot more performance, just do make sure your power supply can handle it.
A GTX460 or Radeon 6850 would probably be overall the best $/performance value, that is unless you can get a more powerfull card for a really good deal, though that might be asking for 2 much :P
Also, a GTS250 1gb is actually overall a faster card then 5670. A GTX260 would be better, however, DX11 is a nice feature ot have, although if the card is limited in its power, then it would be better to not have the DX11 ability and just have a faster overall card.
For cheaper decent cards, Radeon 4870/4890, GTX260 216 shader model, GTX460 any version 460 336 shader 1gb prefered, GTX550Ti or 560 non ti, Radeon 6770 or 6850, some of these you may be able to find some really nce deals on, I would wait untill christmas though as new cards are about to come out, and you may end up with an even better deal as they try to get them off the shelf.
Hope this helped
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ASUS M5A99X EVO
PII 955BE C3 max 4.34 Ghz 1.435v HT 2.182 CPU-NB 2867 MX4 CM Hyper 212+ push/pull stock fan
G Skill 2x4 8gb RipjawX 1866 9,10,9,27,42 1.5v at 1787 9,9,9,25,34 1.51v
MSI TFIII 7870 OC running 825/1005 .881V 58% fan 56c, 983/1375 core/mem 1.150V 74% fan 64c, 1267/1535 1.232V 87% fan 74c gaming stable one of lowest volt/high clock 7870 I have seen.
Crucial MX100 256gb Caviar black 640(game) Caviar blue 1tb(junk/storage external)
Antec GX700 yuck :(
ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung 2570HD(typical responce time 7+ms :( and Acer P223W(<1ms typical)
Windows 7 64 home premium
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