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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mrsemi, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. mrsemi

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    The only info I have is there's a 550 watt psu powering it, probably not quality. Buddy wants me to tell his mother what is the best card for $100 shipped. I don't know honestly, 4770? Need your input please
     
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    PCIe? probably 4770 or 4850 or 9800GT whichever is cheaper
     
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    If you could get that for $100 shipped, then go for it.

    Otherwise, there are HD4830 and 9800GT.
     
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    Most HD 4770s I've looked at seem to be $110 shipped at best (no rebate involved). HD 4850s are getting pretty scarce, so those $90 deals from a few months ago have dried up.
     
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    I don't know how the prices are in the states but in Ro you can find HD5750 512 Vapor-X for about 115 euros,or just for either a 4770(Asus Formula or custom XFX) or a GTS250...100$ for a 9800GT/HD 4830 is far from the bargain of the millennium
     
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    Do you have info about his screen resolution?
     
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    I'd wager 19" honestly, this is an internet acquaintence.

    Thing that sucks is I know there's some pretty good cards between 20 & 40 more, I have seeing him limited by $100.00 marker and it's not like this mother is going to snag a deal on a 4850 off the for sale thread.
     
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    Anyway can she can get another $10?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131155&cm_re=4770-_-14-131-155-_-Product

    That 4830 from the above post seems to be a great choice.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161260
     
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    Not all 550w PSUs are good, if its any crappy brand then I would not want to take a risk in putting a 4850/30 or 250 in it and blow up everything. Safe bet is 4770, it almost consumes half the power of a 250 but comes close to a 4850/30 mostly.
     
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    I agree with the other posters above, tell him to get a cheapo 9800gt/4830, it'll do the job on a 19" (maybe even a 9600gt?)
     
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    For $100 it's the HD4850, of course.

    Any 550W should handle that card.
     
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    you have an i7, i would go with the 9800gt. i have one and it is a great card for the money!
     
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    You can get a 9800 GT "Eco" and not need a PCIe power connector (and it's easier on those "cheapo" PSUs).
     
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    Its not for him its for his buddy's mother people!

    To answer the question we really need more info, such as where are you located? Canada,US,Europe? what is it going to be used for, does the computer have a good PSU?
     
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    A used 9800GT/8800GT/8800GTS 512/HD4830/HD4850/GTS 250 would be the best if you can't find a 4770, if you can for under $100 a 4770 would be good because it used very little power
     
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    Go with the 4870 or 4850.
     
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    They are just downclocked :p
     
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    I understand now why they look lame :laugh:
     
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    I saw a gainward one lately, gosh that looked ugly, red pcb with a cheapo fan on it. Wonder how it performs. Pity there ain't benchmarks for them.
     
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