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Can anyone recommend a decent gaming card for $100 or under

#1jammitinPosted 10/27/2013 3:08:26 AM
I want to upgrade my graphics on my PC, but I'm not really a PC guy. I don't understand a lot of it. Right now I have 4 GB of Ram, AMD Phenom II 521 Processor 3.50 Ghz, and ATI Radeon HD 4200. It's HP PC. I'm wanting to upgrade some stuff. I'm not looking to play every game on ultra settings or even play Crysis on low settings. I'm just wanting to validate having a Steam account and be able to play a good chunk of games without having to worry about lag and choppiness on the lowest settings. Everytime I go to the "Can you run it" site and test games almost always it's my card that fails.
#2stav8Posted 10/27/2013 4:56:53 AM
Radeon 6670 plays all games out if your willing to go medium settings/lower resolution
#3NicodimusPosted 10/27/2013 5:00:47 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11202-00-20G/dp/B007B5V614/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

7750 is great for the price.
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#4wildog2006Posted 10/27/2013 7:37:34 AM
7770 for 70 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

7790 for 110 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150667

650 Ti Boost for 140 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130910

all better options
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#5redrum187Posted 10/27/2013 2:29:33 PM
^he's probably not going to be able to use those cards since most low end hp and dell computers have only a 300W power supply and it usually does not have a pci express power connection sometimes they do not even have 4 pin molex connections to allow a adapter so the best he can do without a new power supply is the AMD HD7750 as noted above.
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#6NicodimusPosted 10/27/2013 3:21:08 PM
redrum187 posted...
^he's probably not going to be able to use those cards since most low end hp and dell computers have only a 300W power supply and it usually does not have a pci express power connection sometimes they do not even have 4 pin molex connections to allow a adapter so the best he can do without a new power supply is the AMD HD7750 as noted above.


That's exactly why I bought the 7750. At the time, I wanted the best card I could get with no extra power connections.
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#7JockoPosted 10/27/2013 8:33:53 PM
Nicodimus posted...
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11202-00-20G/dp/B007B5V614/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

7750 is great for the price.


Better price for a 7750. $63.98 after shipping and rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131481&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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#8Cobra152004Posted 10/27/2013 11:20:42 PM
Jocko posted...
Nicodimus posted...
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11202-00-20G/dp/B007B5V614/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

7750 is great for the price.


Better price for a 7750. $63.98 after shipping and rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131481&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


The 7750 GDDR5 may be worth a look for ~69.99 after shipping and rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131461

It might be smart to check some benchmarks to see just how much difference faster memory makes on that card.
#9Flaktrooper123Posted 10/27/2013 11:50:53 PM
R7 250x is also just $90
#10jammitin(Topic Creator)Posted 10/28/2013 2:45:08 AM
Thanks very much guys. You've given me a lot to work with. It looks as if the 7750 is the one to go for. I'm going to get it.