Whats a good card under $100?

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  1. AstroHud

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    I'm looking for a bang for the buck card. I was looking at the BFG 9800gt, with the heat-sink. What are your thoughts?
     
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    You can get lots of cards for under $100. Hallmark has much better prices than that.
     
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    4770 would be a comparable, maybe slightly better card. Low power usage and runs cool, too.
     
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    Get a radeon HD 4870, best bang for the buck. Thats what I use, has no problem running crysis @ 1920x1200 full settings.

    Is crysis still the video benchmark/comparator of choice? Is any game more demanding than it with "ultra" graphics settings? Just wondering, I have plenty of other brand new '09 games and have no problems with any of them either.

    This is with a quad core 4ghz processor and 6gb of memory though
     
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    Looks nice, but the cheapest HD 4870 is $160 :wtc:
     
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    The best part is it's in my girlfriends old pink and teal case because I broke my old case and am too lazy to get a new one :rofl:
     
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    Dont you have a phenom? How the hell did you get it to clock that high. Mine hits the wall at 3.8 or so.
     
  11. CodeX

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    Yeah, thats about what its at. 3.4ghz stock, gets to around 3.8 or just before it, I rounded. Might be able to hit 4 but I need faster memory I think that's whats holding me back, but honestly the difference won't be noticeable lol

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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    I needed 1.375 to get to 3.4ghz stable. if I did stock volts it would crash after a few hours of prime95.

    i guess I could just crank up the volts and see how far I can go, but Im not really that worried about it. 3.4 is fucking fast enough.
     
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    Ha. I still haven't bought a card yet. I was thinking of buying;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150369&cm_re=4770-_-14-150-369-_-Product

    ...until I saw this guy's review;
    cons: No directx 11. Directx 10.1 is already outdated. You can get a ATI HD 5xxx for around the same price that has directx 11 support. I did a lot of homework before buying this card but not enough.... As my card is being shipped I wish I had not purchased without understanding that this could not be returned. I wish I could send it back not because it is a bad card but because I dont have the money to buy a graphics card every year to keep up with changes like DirectX 11. Do your homework!Other Thoughts: I give 3 eggs because it really is a quality card for anything DirectX 10 but this puppy will be a thing of the past in a few short months.Should I just get a directX 11 card? Keep in mind, I have a 2.4 single core p4 cpu, with 3.5g ram...if that matters. What would be the cheapest directx 11 card that you can suggest to me? Or... is getting a directx 11 overrated? :x:
     
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    There is some debate about whether Tom's Hardware just gives good reviews to companies that pay them off, but if they do that, it's certainly not a unique thing. In theory, I suppose you could argue that companies wouldn't have the money to pay off the people that review their products if their products weren't good enough for people to buy, so...:dunno:
     

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