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Old December 19, 2010, 08:26 AM
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Any chance of getting a video card that can sustain my current budget ( 155 $ ) ?

I'm aiming on playing video games on 1280x1024, no AA and no AF, just all settings set to maximum .

Is there any card available that can play the actual games without stutter, in 155$ of course .

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Old December 19, 2010, 08:30 AM
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Go for a GTS 450 or an HD5770
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Old December 19, 2010, 08:40 AM
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or used 460 gtx or even new for the 768MB version
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Old December 19, 2010, 08:41 AM
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I currently have an amd phenom 2 x3 OC'ed to 3.4, 4 gig ram, and will i be able to play the actual games on high settings with that gts 450 ? The 128 bit bus scares me .
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since yore over there, prices are worse than here on average, so a 450 will fit that budget. it ll do ok.

ASUS ENGTS450 TOP DirectCU 1 GB Review - Page 28/32 | techPowerUp
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Old December 19, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Go for a used 460 1GB.
And if you don't mind the lack of Directx 11, a good factory oc'd 285 is a great option as well.
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Old December 19, 2010, 09:31 AM
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try to find a 460 768mb on sale...if not a gts 450/ hd 5770
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Old December 19, 2010, 11:11 AM
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You should be able to get a 460 GTX 768 for that budget, don't settle for a 450 or 5770, that's a huge step down.

EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI 54474 on eBay.ca (item 150534680972 end time 20-Dec-10 14:41:41 EST)
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Old December 20, 2010, 01:12 AM
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Palit has a 460 768MB for $160. HD 6850 for a little bit more than that. Stretch a little because anything less and you will be in the low-end compared to the mid-end. Big difference!
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Old December 20, 2010, 02:52 AM
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Wait out for boxing day. A 6850 recently could've been had for only $149.99.
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