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Old January 3, 2010, 07:21 PM
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Looking for advice on a GPU that only takes up one pci slot. I jut want something that is fairly cheap and can run the newest games at an above average rate. I just don't want to lose a slot from a big gpu card. Only plan on running one card.

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Old January 3, 2010, 07:28 PM
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9800GT 1GB or the GT240 GDDR5 version. I think you will be happy with these.
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Old January 3, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Thanks, that's alot more like it for my price range
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Old January 3, 2010, 07:48 PM
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Why do you have a kick a$$ system but only want a cheap card???
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because i'm broke now because of christmas and all my parts were on sale with about $100 in rebates. Since there is no onboard video on the mobo , I figured I needed something for the time being. I don't know what else to get.
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Old January 3, 2010, 08:03 PM
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because i'm broke now because of christmas and all my parts were on sale with about $100 in rebates. Since there is no onboard video on the mobo , I figured I needed something for the time being. I don't know what else to get.
You got a Core i7 for $100? WHAT?!

Anyways, I'd say ATI 5770 if you were willing to go dual slot, but since you don't want to you'll be stuck with a NVIDIA 8800GT/9800GT or a ATI 4850.
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Old January 3, 2010, 08:09 PM
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Well if you want something under 100$ that you will be abble to play little and swap in few week when Xmas bill will be done then...4670 is the best option...the 1GB GDDR5 version.
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Old January 3, 2010, 08:14 PM
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i got it for 220 off ebay
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Old January 3, 2010, 08:22 PM
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o if you were building this, what gpu would you put in? I want to at least save one of the slots for a wireless N card.
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Old January 3, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Should I just get something for 40 bucks just for the time being and save for something decent? Gaming really isn't important at the moment.
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