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What is your typical graphics card budget?

What is your typical graphics card budget?

  • $50-$100

    Votes: 985 7.6%
  • $100-$150

    Votes: 1,991 15.3%
  • $150-$200

    Votes: 3,716 28.5%
  • $250-$300

    Votes: 3,169 24.3%
  • $300-$400

    Votes: 1,279 9.8%
  • $400-$500

    Votes: 651 5.0%
  • More than $500

    Votes: 1,248 9.6%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Staff member
May 14, 2004
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How much are you willing to spend on graphics card?
Dec 4, 2010
428 (0.16/day)
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Video Card(s) Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1070
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Jul 2, 2010
4,013 (1.45/day)
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Processor AMD FX 8320E @4.3ghz
Motherboard Asrock 970 extreme3
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC12DX, 3 x NZXT FN 140mm, 1x NZXT FV V2 120mm
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600mhz
Video Card(s) ASUS R9 290 DCII-OC 4GB
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Power Supply Thermaltake 675w
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how much is £100 in american?
Jun 12, 2007
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Wangas, New Zealand
System Name Darth Obsidious
Processor Intel i5 2500K
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Power Supply Corsair HX650w
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Benchmark Scores 2cm mark on bench with a razor blade.
Forgot this is in USD.

So I would spend around the $250-$300 mark.

It's done me well in the past for longevity of the performance of the card vs $
Nov 1, 2008
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Cooling CM Seidon 120 XL / Laptop Cooling / SE-903 / Stock
Memory 16Gb Nighthawk 3000 MHz/ 4GB DDR3 / 16gb DDR3 / 12 GB DDR3
Video Card(s) Colorful 1080Ti / G210m / 7870XT / 2x1060 + 1080
Storage 750G MX300 + 3TB HDDs / 250G Ultra II /250G 850 EVO/ 250gb Mechanical
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Benchmark Scores 3DMark Firestrike = xxxxx Timespy = 9097 Heaven = xxxx
sub $200 always seems to be the best price-performance point so $200 is the maximum i would ever spend


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Jan 1, 2009
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Republic of Estonia
Processor C2D E8400@3.6 ghz
Motherboard ASUS P5KPL-AM
Cooling Freezer 7 pro
Memory Kingston 4GB 800Mhz cl6
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD4850 700/1000 + Accelero S1 Rev. 2
Storage WD 250 GB AAKS
Display(s) 22" Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
Audio Device(s) int.
Power Supply Forton Blue Storm II 500W
Software Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
100-150$ is my budget
Aug 9, 2008
4,586 (1.33/day)
Kingston, Ontario Canada
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Processor Core i5 3570K @ 4.0 ghz 1.15 vcore | FX 8350 @4 ghz
Motherboard EVGA Z77 FTW 1.21 BIOS |Gigabyte 990FXA UDH (rev 4.0)
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO R2-push/pull with 2x 120mm PWM | CM Hyper 212
Memory Mushkin Blackline 4GB x 2 1600mhz XMP profile |G. Skill 4GB x 2 DDR3 1866mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 480 8gb | Asus Strix R9 390X 8GB
Storage Kingston SSDNOW V300 120/240 GB OS & Games / 1000 GB Data | 320GB OS / 500GB Data & Games
Display(s) Samsung S24D590 24" PLS 5ms 60hz refresh with Enhanced Sync | BenQ GW2270 22" VA 5ms 60hz refresh
Case NZXT 810 Switch |Thermaltake Soprano Snow Edition
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Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Thanks to Norton/Lt_JWS/Guitar for the 2nd pc parts :)
$150 - 200 CAN dollars. I have to save for cards so i go a lil cheaper with intentions of getting a second card for multi-gpu action :D


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Feb 27, 2006
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I play games at 1280x1024, so it's not much use getting anything above $100. 50-$100 it is.
Oct 12, 2008
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Processor QX9650 SLAWN C1/i7-980x/i7-6700K
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Video Card(s) Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960/PowerColor R9 280/ASUS R9 380X Strix G1
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Since I'm still running my old 4870x2, I guess I've not felt the need yet.
Ain't nothing wrong with that card, as long as you have the juice... and 750 hamsters is nice!:)
And, fresh air, oh yes, can't forget the fresh air...:D

On topic> 300 per GPU is tops for me... So, if it were a two GPU card 600 (300 per GPU).

And, I have no qualms about waiting for a deal.;)
Jul 24, 2008
505 (0.15/day)
Processor 2500k
Motherboard Asrock Extreme3 Gen3
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 16G Corsair Vengence
Video Card(s) XFX 390 DD BE
Storage OCZ Agility3 / F1 1tb
Display(s) Hazro HZ27WC 2560x1440 / x3 BenQ G2222HDL Eyefinity - 5760x1080
Case Fractal Design Define XL
Audio Device(s) Onboard / Edifier RT1600
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 700W
usually the price of a game console
Aug 1, 2009
868 (0.28/day)
Baguio City, Philippines
System Name hmmm...
Processor Intel Core i7-4790K // AMD Athlon II X4 630
Motherboard Asus Maximus VII Gene // MSI 785GM-E65
Cooling Noctua NH-D15S // Noctua NH-U12S
Memory 4x8gb DDR3 2400mhz G.Skill Sniper // 2x2gb DDR3 1333mhz GSkill Value RAM
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 980 Ti // Palit GTS 250
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500gb + 3x2tb WD20EZRX // 1tb Seagate 7200.12
Display(s) LG IPS234V // AOC 2217V
Case Corsair Graphite 760T // Lian-Li PC-7 Plus
Audio Device(s) Onboard // Onboard
Power Supply Corsair AX650 // Cougar CM 550
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 // Logitech MK120
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 // Logitech MK120
Software Windows 10 Professional x64 // Windows 7 Professional x64
300$ at most... :)
Oct 7, 2008
139 (0.04/day)
Universal City, Texas, USA
System Name Defiant |::| Vengeance-B
Processor AMD Athlon x4 845 (3.5GHz) |::| Intel i7-2700K @ 4GHz
Motherboard Asrock FM2A88X-ITX+ |::| Asus Sabertooth P67
Cooling GELID CC-Shero-01-A w/ Corsair SP120 High Pressure |::| CM 212 w/ CM "Excalibur" Fan
Memory 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-2133 G.Skill Ares |::| 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1866 G.Skill Sniper
Video Card(s) Saphire Radeon R7 260x 2GB |::| XFX Radeon R9 285 2GB
Storage Intel 335 180G SSD / Seagate 1TB SSHD |::| 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD / Seagate 500GB SSHD
Display(s) 24" Viewsonic 1920x1080 (VX2450wm-LED)
Case CM Elite 130 ITX |::| Antec Solo II
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek ALC1150 |::| Creative X-Fi Titainium PCIe
Power Supply FSP Raider 450w 80-Silver |::| Thermaltake 675w ToughPower 80-Bronze
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Saitek Eclipse
Software Windows 10 Pro |::| Windows 10 Home & XP SP3 via VMware
$150-$200 USD. Spent that kinda cash on GeForce 4 Ti 4400, Radeon x800GTO; got a steal then on my Radeon HD4830. Only paid $124 USD for that thing back in January of '09 and still running strong.


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Feb 21, 2009
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Processor Athlon II 450 3.8ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FX-UD3
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Video Card(s) 2x 5830 Sapphire 950c/1150m CF
Storage 2x Seagate 500GB Raid0 + Samsung 1TB
Display(s) BenQ G2220HDA
Case Xigmatek ASGARD PRO
Power Supply SeasonicX 750w
Software W7 x64 Ultimate
150 Tops:rockout: although I did spend 600$ in my last graphics setup, jejeje
Jul 20, 2008
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System Name Desktop|| Virtual Host 0
Processor Intel Core i5 2500-K @ 4.3ghz || 2x Xeon L5630 (total 8 cores, 16 threads)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V || Dell PowerEdge R710 (Intel 5520 chipset)
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100 || Stock hotplug fans and passive heatsinks
Memory 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 || 12x4gb Hynix DDR3 1066 FB-DIMMs
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 760 Gaming Twin Frozr 4GB OC || Don't know, don't care
Storage Hitachi 7K3000 2TB || 6x300gb 15k rpm SAS internal hotswap, 12x3tb Seagate NAS drives in enclosure
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Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
I notice some gaps in the options. I normally try to place my budget at 200-250 (for myself), so I had to choose between either 150-200 or 250-300 lol. Also, there is a gap between 300 and 400.

Just a little nitpick :p I voted 250-300
Apr 21, 2010
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How much are you willing to spend on graphics card?
Well I spend around £150-£200 max on GPU's and at that price point it seems to hold me well, however W1zz, wth happend to:


Thats like $150 you completely disregarded :wtf:

Edit: thejesus you thought same as me lol
Apr 4, 2008
4,659 (1.30/day)
System Name Obelisc
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.8 GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V
Cooling H110
Memory 16GB(4x4) @ 2400 MHz 9-11-11-31
Video Card(s) GTX 780 Ti
Storage 850 EVO 1TB, 2x 5TB Toshiba
Case T81
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply EVGA 850 T2 80+ TITANIUM
Software Win10 64bit
A couple times I pushed it into the 300+ range. I think the most is a tie between a GTS 640 and Palit's custom 8800 GTS 1 GB at about $385. I can't quite remember how well that worked out, I'm guessing the 8800 1 GB was sort of worth it cause matched the 9800 GTX refresh that came out after. Actually might have beaten it due to some die shrink latency issues. Now I'm holding myself in the $250 to $300 range. I got my 260 for $245. My 470 for $300, my second 470 for $233. I've been holding out for a 560 Ti 2GB but as opposed to my 8800 palit now uses truly awful PCB designs so I'm just sitting tight until 28nm.
Mar 18, 2008
4,506 (1.25/day)
System Name Night Rider | Mini LAN PC | Workhorse
Processor AMD FX 8350 | i7 2600 | i7 970
Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ | GA-H77M-D3H | Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling AMD Wraith cooler| Coolermaster Gemini with Noctua 3000RPM Fan | Big shairkan B
Memory 4x2GB DDR3 G.Skill 1600 6-8-6-24| 2x4GB Corsair 1600 | 6x2GB DDR3 1300 Corsair
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 970 OC in Sli | Gainward GTX 650 TI GS | ASUS 7970 Matrix
Storage 250GB Plextor SSD Por 5 /1TB WD Black | 500GB WD ES/WD Black | WD 320/Seagate 320
Display(s) Samsung 2494hs 24" 1080P| Samsung 20" S20C300L/DELL 15" | 22" DELL/19"DELL
Case LIAN LI PC-18 | Mini ATX Case (custom) | Atrix C4 9001
Audio Device(s) Onboard | Onbaord | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone 750 | Silverstone Mini 450W | Corsair CX-750
Mouse Gigabyte aivia krypton gaming mouse | Rapoo V900 | Gigabyte 6850X
Keyboard MAX Keyboard Nighthawk X8 | Creative Fatal1ty eluminx | Some POS Logitech
Software Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64/Windows 10 Home
Just bought my SECOND 4870X2 for $150, but my first one cost me $365 so i guess the average would work out to be 250ish?

The only card i have brought brand new for my self was a $130 8600GT lol otherwise second hand for me :)
Feb 12, 2008
40 (0.01/day)
Independence Missouri
System Name Mainframe
Processor Intel i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz
Motherboard GA-P67a-UD7
Cooling Zalman 9900 MAX
Memory 4x4GB G.Skill
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080ti
Storage 180GB Intel 520 SSD, 3TB Seagate, 12GB RAID Z NAS
Display(s) 50" Samsung 4K JS7000
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) X-FI Music
Power Supply CORSAIR TX 750W
Software Windows 10 64bit
$500 plus. Spent $600 on my GTX295. Almost bought a GTX580 but i'll wait for the GTX6xx to come out.

Wile E

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Oct 1, 2006
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System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4

I typically don't upgrade graphics every generation so that I can buy a high end card every time I do buy (after hunting out the best possible deal on the card I want). My last card was a 4870X2, and now I have a 580.


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Nov 22, 2005
24,419 (5.50/day)
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 8700K@4.8GHz(Quick and dirty)
Motherboard AsRock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H110i GTX
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) PNY XLR8 GTX1060 6GB
Storage 480GB Crucial MX200 + 2TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive with 128GB OCZ Synapse SSD Cache
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply Corsair HX850
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
I usually buy the card that is right at the point where the next card up would be a gigantic leap in price for only marginal performance improvement. Recently that has been the $300 range.
Oct 19, 2008
3,046 (0.90/day)
System Name Has and is well
Processor i7 4770K
Motherboard ASUS B85
Cooling Corsair H100
Memory TEAM 1866mhz 8GBx2 16GB
Video Card(s) MSI 980ti Gold Edition
Storage Intel 520 120GB + Seagate 2TB 7200RPM
Display(s) DELL U2713HM 2560x1440 Monitor
Case Corsair 350D
Power Supply EVGA 850W Gold
Software Win 10
For me

600 AUD for a SLI or Crossfire setup.

300 - 500 for Single Card if I were to get a single card setup it will definitely be a non reference card that has extra cooling and OC capabilities for a reasonable premium

Although I've spent 900 before for a GTX295 and 799 for a 5970 - both of which I ended up returning as I could not justify the costs.
Mar 26, 2010
7,680 (2.69/day)
Jakarta, Indonesia
System Name micropage7
Processor Intel G4400
Motherboard MSI B150M Bazooka D3
Cooling Stock ( Lapped )
Memory 16 Gb Team Xtreem DDR3
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX460
Storage Seagate 1 TB, 5oo Gb and SSD A-Data 128 Gb
Display(s) LG 19 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case HP dx6120 MT
Audio Device(s) Stock
Power Supply Be Quiet 600 Watt
Software Windows 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
my budget =<200
since i usually run for multimedia things not much gaming
but i take custom layout since usually they offer better performance