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Find me the best video card under $250

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by Paulieg, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Paulieg

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    OK guys. Someone find me the best NEW video card under $250. I'm not feeling any allegiance to nvidia or ATI. I need to buy it tonight, and it really has to be $250 or less, before any rebates. Help me out guys!!
     
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    What's wrong with your current one?
     
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    Get your same card and Crossfire it.
     
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    I sold my 4870 512. Nice card, just bored of it. Using the card for benching and casual gaming.
     
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    Then get the 265 erocker mentioned. I love these GTX200s they overclock in such a fun way :D
     
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    GTX260 is probably the best choice. Or 2x4830, beats a 280.
     
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    May as well get the GTX260, Paulie. Would be cheaper, easier on the psu and game about the same.
     
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    nothing better than ramen when on a budget :)

    1) not free shipping, so over budget 2) go single gpu 3) yes
     
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    LOL. Don't think my wife and kids will accept a new video card as a worthwhile excuse to have to eat Ramen.:laugh:
     
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    The GTX 260 Looks a lot better and has the power Down Feature that saves on your utility bill ..... thing only uses 25 watts on the desktop
     
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    Since you already have the 4870, I say go with that XFX GTX260 216. For something different.
     
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    OK, so 260 216, 4870 1GB or 9800gx2? Hmmm....
     
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    I have the non toxic version of the Sapphire 4870 1gb. Been great so far. The cooler they put on is quite good. The toxic one is right in your price cross hairs
     
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    4870 1GB so u can CF!!!
     
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    GTX265...

    You will not have to worry about power. Why buy a 216 when you can get better in the same price range. 4870 1gb are boring to OC. And the 9800GX2 has been losing support as time goes on. Soon they won't be updating it with drivers at all. Google 9800gx2 micro stuttering... you'll get a bunch of results. Apparently the only fix is to change rendering modes and it's just a huge hassle when a GTX280 beats out a 9800GX2.
     
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