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Doopri
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« on: December 27, 2011, 08:26:48 PM »

long post for a simple thing... sorry!  does anyone want to sell me a video card?  im looking to spend under $100 dollars (prefer closer to 50 or so), though if there is a special person out there we can work out cash + assassins creed rev (360).  i know a few people here like picking up the latest and greatest, and i was hoping to nab one of their old cards from an upgrade or two ago

but heres the deal - i dont really know what i want / need - anyone reading this can feel free to chime in here.  basically i havent really been into pc gaming for a few years now, and i want to be able to play a few games and be a bit future proof - but i dont need to be anywhere near bleeding edge or highest graphic settings.  i want to go over some of the good rpgs i missed, maybe dabble in some of the free mmos, etc.  and again having been console only for years now, im not really sure what i need.

so can anyone help, either with an offer or more specific advice on what card i should be asking for?  thanks for reading!
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 10:01:35 PM »

I don't know how future proof it is, but I have a GeForce 9800 GTX 512mb.  PM sent.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 03:09:15 AM »

If I hadn't sold my ATI 5770, I would have PM'd you. 70bux used - DX11.

The card Vinda is offering isn't a bad entry card, but I just sold its equivalent (8800GT - 9600 was a repack so the 9800 is marginally faster), which is max DX10 to a friend of mine for $25.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 03:14:36 AM »

Also, if you're interested in specs, go to anandtech. Benchmarks section is awesome for more modern cards.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2555/5   This shows the 9800 GTX. I had 8800GT SLI, and used it as a mark to compare and then compared to the 5770 which makes it into the 2011 benchmark section.
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 06:36:56 PM »

okay i did some more research and these are the areas of cards id be most interested in...

geforce GT 520 1gig for my low end price (anyone want to chime in on difference between these and the GT 4XX cards as they seem to be pretty similar in price).  is DDR3 memory something i should totally avoid or not a big deal

and a geforce GTX 550 (ti?) 1 gig for my high end card - is it unrealistic to hope someone would let one of these go for under $100?
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 03:16:51 AM »

Quote from: Doopri on December 28, 2011, 06:36:56 PM

okay i did some more research and these are the areas of cards id be most interested in...

geforce GT 520 1gig for my low end price (anyone want to chime in on difference between these and the GT 4XX cards as they seem to be pretty similar in price).  is DDR3 memory something i should totally avoid or not a big deal

and a geforce GTX 550 (ti?) 1 gig for my high end card - is it unrealistic to hope someone would let one of these go for under $100?

Considering you can get a new 550 ti for $125 I don't think under $100 used is unreasonable.
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