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Old September 28, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Default Best video card now for $200

Per title, I have 200 to spend, so what is the best value I can get now (or a few months waiting). I would want to get Nvidia card if that's possible, since I've never tried games with Physx.

The XFX 4870 looks like its the best value now, since I can get it at NCIX for ~150, minus $20 rebate, comes to be about 130. Should I get it? In dire need of some serious advice.

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Old September 28, 2009, 07:38 PM
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I'd grab this:
Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Mine has been running perfectly for about 2 months now. Stays fairly cool and quiet too.

And if you want NVIDIA, for $30 over budget:
Buy the EVGA GeForceGTX 275 896MB w/FREE Batman Game at TigerDirect.ca
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Old September 28, 2009, 09:46 PM
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Best for $200: 50% down on a XFX HD 5870.

Actually +1 to the HD 4890
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Thanks guys, I will get the 275. Hope my PSU is up to it ^_^
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Old September 28, 2009, 11:33 PM
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I'd get the GTX260, actually. It's in your budget, and does juuuuuust fine. Never know what the GTX3x0 series will be like either.
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That is what I was thinking originally too, but then consider the price of the 260, its so close to 200 already (~190) that for a little bit more I can get the 275, what do you think?
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I think the sales on the GTX260 dried up and blew away when I wasn't looking.

I wouldn't hesitate to look in here for used cards... I've bought 4 of them used here and all of them work terrific...

What are you using now?
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Nothing :P, just an on board antic, but I recently got back into PC gaming so I would like to buy one.
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What games are you likely to play?
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4890- they're around for under 200
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