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Master-Kyle-Leeson09 03-09-2011 10:13 AM

Graphics card of choice?
 
I've looked at the radeion 4870 and 5870, and Geforce 8800 and 9800. They're pricey, but most of the reviews agree they're excellent for running games.

I don't trust them though. The radeon 4200 I have sucks at running USE. Is there a website besides Amazon where I can get excellent graphics cards at a decent price? I don't want to pay more than 150 bucks or so, and I don't want to bother with the returning stuff and all.

Thanks!
Kyle.

Liverandbacon 03-10-2011 05:31 AM

Newegg.com is pretty much the cheapest place to find most parts if you're in the US (or Canada too maybe).

Though at a ~$150 price point, 8800s and 9800s can't compare with 5870, you could get the much more similar (in terms of performance) GTX 460 (or maybe 465) for that price.

Master-Kyle-Leeson09 03-17-2011 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Liverandbacon (Post 2769339)
Newegg.com is pretty much the cheapest place to find most parts if you're in the US (or Canada too maybe).

Though at a ~$150 price point, 8800s and 9800s can't compare with 5870, you could get the much more similar (in terms of performance) GTX 460 (or maybe 465) for that price.

These cards look good:

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeo...d=QXD06XKN2JD4
http://www.amazon.com/Radeon-HD5450-...d=QXD06XKN2JD4
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-PCI...d=QXD06XKN2JD4

Guess I'm just wondering which will do best for running USE. I've never seen the best of Geforce cards, so I don't know about them...though the geforce 250 and 275 both look good.

http://www.amazon.com/nVidia-GeForce...0381012&sr=1-3

Darth333 03-19-2011 12:44 PM

I`d rather go with this for the price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150511
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150467
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130600

and as Liverandbacon said, newegg is much cheaper.

Make sure your psu can handle the cards.

Master-Kyle-Leeson09 03-19-2011 10:14 PM

Thanks a lot! I'm using an HP 6671. Some dudes on another forum warned me it doesn't have a slot for pci-express cards, but I've marked these two agp cards:
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-465...d=QXD06XKN2JD4
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeo...d=QXD06XKN2JD4

Both are decently priced and support TFU.

One Amazon review said XFX's technical support is lame. I suppose I go directly to ATI if I need techn support or another card as per the warranties? I'm confused.

EDIT

TFU doesn't say anything about supporting cards in the radeon 5000 series. Help?


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