Decent Graphics on a budget

Disturbed205

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Alright guys, I only have $50-75 dollars to spend on a graphics card.

I'm looking for something that can run games such as Fallout 3, Oblivion, Mass Effect, Halo 2, and similar games.

I was thinking about this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130509

System specs:
8GB DDR2 RAM
1TB Hard drive
2.5ghz Quad-core processor

with Windows 7

I'll be running it with a 20' HD LCD 16:9 Wide screen Monitor

Thanks.
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Noobster15

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Well then i advise you to wait.

Whats the use in cheaping out on yourself? Especially if you will have to upgrade soon afterwards.

The 9600 was a good card maybe a 1 1/2 years ago.. It has aged.

Also the 4850 is only 25$ more then your 75$ ceiling. .. Your saying you cannot wait until you get 25$ more? For something that is ALOT better?
 

Disturbed205

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I don't plan on upgrading every year, or like 3-4 for that matter.

All I'm looking for is something that will play the above mentioned games and games similar without many problems for a decent price
 
To stick with you max $75 budget I recommend a Radeon HD 4670. It is a little more powerful than the 9600 GSO, and is a little slower than the 9600 GT.

See link below to get an idea how it performs in games, it's a bit dated, then again you are buying a older card.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/powercolor-pcshd4670-512mb.html

Knock off about 10% from the 1280 x 1024 benchmarks because 1600 x 900 has about 10% more pixels to push.
 

deadlockedworld

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I second the above statement. The fact that you didnt describe your power supply means you probably dont want a card that needs extra power.

The card above is at the top end of cards that wont require a power upgrade so would be a good deal. The 1 gb version is available for nearly the same price.

or you could consider this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133279&Tpk=9800%20ee

Its at the top end of your price range, but I think it would be a little bit better. (most 9800s require a power connector, but this one is nerfed so that it doesnt)


Any one else want to jump in and tell me if im right? I am considering buying this card too.