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Old October 5, 2008, 01:59 PM
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I am looking for the best gaming card for 250$, any suggestions?

* Primarily for gaming
* Support for my 24" 1900x1200 TFT
* Support for my CM 690 cabinet

Also where and when would i get the best bargain for a graphics card ??? My friend is out in the USA till December.
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Old October 5, 2008, 02:08 PM
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Also it wld help to know which brands to look for (mayb list the best 3) and mayb which brands to avoid, there r a lott of brands on newegg phew!
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Old October 5, 2008, 03:19 PM
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The HD4870, this one is the cheapest, and Palit is generally a good brand for it :

NCIX.com - Buy Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 775MHZ 512MB GDDR5 2XDVI Display Port PCI-E Video Card - AE=4870S+0452 In Canada.

249$ , or 229 with MIR
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The HD4870, this one is the cheapest, and Palit is generally a good brand for it :

NCIX.com - Buy Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 775MHZ 512MB GDDR5 2XDVI Display Port PCI-E Video Card - AE=4870S+0452 In Canada.

249$ , or 229 with MIR

That is actually cheaper than it is in the USA am i missing something here???
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Old October 5, 2008, 04:38 PM
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That is actually cheaper than it is in the USA am i missing something here???
Nope... on computer parts at least, Canadian pricing is often on par with pricing down south. Add in lower shipping, and lack of border fees (not tarrifs, generaly brokerage fees etc...) you'll discover why most Canucks only order from the states when it's something they can't get at home.
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Even the 4850 would do you well.
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There was a 9800GX2 on for 260 a week or so ago...

Should be good for some starcraft or fallout 2 action.
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I would stay far away from the 9800 GX2's because they have very bad low frame rate.

The 4870 is a very good card and fits your price range.
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HD 4870 by far, if you want to cheaper grab a 4850, if u want to splurge get a 4870x2
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HD 4870 by far, if you want to cheaper grab a 4850, if u want to splurge get a 4870x2
Agreed, the HD4870's are amazing great cards!
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