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Currently I'm making a small not so amazing intel CPU using a E2180 and a decent mobo, I'm wondering what kind of graphics card I could get for around $120 or less ONLY ATI no Nvidia, preferably something with core clock of 550+ and memory of 1500+ :)

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Also please make sure it's good for OC'ing and is decently sized and not to out-dated!

Will Be Running:

Day Of Defeat Source
Counter Strike Source
World Of Warcraft
Battlefield 2 / Battlefield 2142
Warcraft FT
Enemy Terrotory: Quake Wars

And some other low graphics games

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HIS Radeon HD2600 XT 512 MB DDR3. -($104) Best for your $120 cap



OR

GeCube GECUBE GC-XHD2600XTG4-D3 Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB DDR4.($119) Best for OC'ing - with a 850 MHz core.



Make your pick from here.
 
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Bta's got some good suggestions for mid-range cards, but if you need more performance then look at these:

You could snatch a 2900pro for ~$170 over at newegg..power hungry, good OC potential, and good performance. Plus that's a good price for a card that usually can be flashed to an XT.

Or snatch a 3870 for about $60+ more. Either way, both damn good cards...or get a 3850 for cheaper, and with less OC potential from what I've read.

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i like the gecube cuz it has a copper heat sink... i wonder why nvidia don't have copper heat sink... they are sure charging far more and giving us aluminum heatsinks... doesn't seam fair... oh wellz i got my 8800 gtx... kinda regretting not getting a cheaper video card now....
 

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He's tight with $120. Nice suggestions, Kursah.

BTW. You're probably the first to figure out btarunr = Beta Runner.
 

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He's tight with $120. Nice suggestions, Kursah.

BTW. You're probably the first to figure out btarunr = Beta Runner.
Good point on the price...but for $50 he can get so much more out of a 2900pro than a 2600 it would seem worth it to me in this situation, at least if it were my personal decision. :D

Wish there was more meaning behind my name...there's a lame story of my stoned teenage years..(damn has it really been that long...lol)...but that's about it.

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Yup, The HD2900 Pro 256-bit 512M for $150 is a sweet buy but you simply can't power it with an ordinary PSU. the 2900s are gluttons. He'll have to again invest on a good PSU or face the wraith of artifacts, hang-ups, choopy video, etc. He doesn't seem to be using it on the system that's part of his specs.

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Yea I would buy a 2600 in that range. I think HIS has a 2600PRO IceQ edition im sure you can OC that past XT speeds since I got my 3850 IceQ past 3870 speeds :D
 
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For $9 more ($129) You're getting a HD2900 GT 256M card. It takes in lesser power, 1x 8 pin power.

Buy it! Clicky!
 

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