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What is your typical graphics card budget?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, May 14, 2011.

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What is your typical graphics card budget?

Poll closed Jul 28, 2011.
  1. $50-$100

    985 vote(s)
    7.6%
  2. $100-$150

    1,991 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. $150-$200

    3,716 vote(s)
    28.5%
  4. $250-$300

    3,169 vote(s)
    24.3%
  5. $300-$400

    1,279 vote(s)
    9.8%
  6. $400-$500

    651 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. More than $500

    1,248 vote(s)
    9.6%
  1. MRCL

    MRCL

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    It was always around 300 bucks, but since I don't update my stuff almost daily, I'm willing to spend up to 400 for one card. That is if I can justify that with cool new games. So far, only The Duke comes to mind, and that alone doesn't justify it. Soo... yeah. But my vote's for 400-500$.
  2. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

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    $320-400 no option for that price range :(.

    Thanks for adding $300-400 w1zz
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  3. Evolved

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    i voted $150 - $200
    But I usually go $250 or less.
  4. blu3flannel

    blu3flannel

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    I'll usually spend about $250 to $300 out-of-pocket, but if I can sell my previous card I'll usually put that money towards the new one.
  5. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Between $300 to $500...
    (oh and then waterblocks:))
    Crunching for Team TPU
  6. BarbaricSoul

    BarbaricSoul

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    Depends on how money is flowing at the time of purchase. I get the best I can afford at the time. So I guess I don't have a actual maximum I would spend.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  7. mastrdrver

    mastrdrver

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    Willing or able? :D

    I'm willing to max out my credit card. Good thing there isn't a lot of room left currently so I'm not able to. :laugh:

    On a more serious note, ~$400.

    If I upgrade I get one a couple months after launch and then wait ~6 months to (hopefully) let prices drift and maybe a second.
  8. KieranD

    KieranD

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    Between £100-200 but usually around £150 is a nice price.

    I cant equate that to USD because the markets are different. Straight conversion doesn't really work.
  9. scaminatrix

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    $200 - $250. Shame that option isn't in the poll though... Strange.
    wolf says thanks.
  10. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    $200-$300 (voted for $250-$300 though)
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    Normally £150-£250
  12. arnoo1

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    210-235euro. prabally 250-300usd mark:p
  13. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

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    around 500 bucks
  14. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    3-400

    but i do tend to find good deals on used HW here in DK
    and since we have VERY good RMA policies i dont have ANY worries about buying second hand :) as long as the receipt is there :)
  15. Kantastic

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    I'm not much of a gamer. I bought a 5870 once for $300, but sold it 2~ months later since it was overwhelmingly excessive. At this point, my perfect card in terms of price/performance is a 5770.
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    Animalpak

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    so we are a little demanding 200-300 bills, i want the best but without wasting one display = one GFX
  17. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    $80-300 for me. Anything less than $80 isn't worth its weight in dirt (use integrated--it's usually better) and I can't justify spending much more than $300 on a graphics card. Where on that spectrum it lands depends on what it is going to be used for.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    if i were you i would stand the card although i wont use its power to the max. like now i run over power card since i do little gaming. most video and graphic editing, but thats fine it would ok for next few years before i plan new vga or board
  19. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    The HD5670 is about $70 and is pretty darn good.
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    I like the performance per buck/watt sweetspot, hence I have had HD4850, 5850, 6870 and 6950 (current)
  21. wolf

    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    yeah I noticed this gap too.... odd.

    In any case I voted $300-400. this isnt the sweetspot for price/performance I know, but I tend to like paying a decent bit more for the next card up in terms of raw power. a mid-range card will always be a mid-range card.
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    At the moment it's 100.00 GBP = 162.649 USD
  23. Drone

    Drone

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    $150-$200
  24. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Well, I normally spend between £250 - £300, such as on my GTX 285 a couple of years ago.

    This time I blew £400 on my GTX 580 - and I swore I wouldn't. :eek:

    I tried being satisfied with the much cheaper Gigabyte SoC GTX 560Ti, but when I compared the two in my rig, there was simply no contest and I spent the cash. :laugh: I've not regretted it, either.

    So, what's my budget? Whatever my gut tells me to spend, I guess.
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    100-150. I play in 720p.

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