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OK so i have to get a new pc by the end of summer. i'm currently buying peice-by-peice. i'm looking into graphics cards. i found these...

1.) ATI hd5770. 1 for 140, 1 for 160(full-size cooler) or 2 for 300(different sellers)

2.)Nvidia 8800gtx 768mb. 50 each or 3 for 110

3.) HD5850 for 280

4.) hd4870 for 100

which should i take?

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forgot to mention

5.) BFG nvidia gtx260 oc maxcore 55 for 145

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you don't state...
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yes but which of these choices do you suggest? i wrote down the prices beside them. i doubt i'll use newegg and other places like that to buy.

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I like that list.

The best video card for the money is one of the best lists to pick from. It's VERY SIMPLE. You set your budget and see how far that takes you up the list.

Mind you this won't do for those that want a high end gaming card fro 29.99 but the link above is IMO the best list.

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Radeon HD5850 review

quote: "...if you are in the market for a new graphics card the HD 5850 represents an extremely good value for your hard earned money. XFX just adds to that by including two things that are unique among ATI?s board partners: a Double Lifetime warranty and excellent customer support. Value, performance, DX11 capabilities and a lifetime warranty; we really couldn?t ask anything more of a graphics card. As such, the XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB receives our Dam Good Value Award."
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nothing wrong with newegg

There's nothing wrong with buying components (or in this case, video cards) from places like newegg; unless you have a retailer where you live that specializes in selling just computer components/ accessories, then places like newegg will have to do.

Not being from the U.S. I'm not familiar with all the varieties of computer component retailers; I know that I would never buy from places like bestbuy, but that's just my opinion.

I imagine there are quite a few choices for you (if you feel strongly about not shopping at newegg).

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it appears like the 5850 is the choice.

but now i have to find the cheapest price.i'm willing to take places like newegg, but for certain no ebay(i don't trust it anymore).

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words to the wise

only buy new (when it comes to components)
try to find the best warranty for that product; try XFX, they have an excellent warranty program (from what I hear and read).

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if you can afford it, the hd 5850
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Sorry Mr. Proffit

didn't mean to reply under your post, mean't to reply under my post


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The forum software isn't the greatest so no worries.

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