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Best graphics card under $200?

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#1 burieddave1983


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

I'm looking for some input on choosing a graphics card. I'm looking for the best card I can get under $200. I'll be using it for games like Skyrim, BF 3, etc. My fiancee will be using it for Photoshop and Lightroom.

Current system specs:

Intel G620 Dual core CPU @ 2.60GHz (Will be upgrading to an i5 later this year)
6GB Ram
1 TB 7200rpm HD
Geforce GTX 550 TI graphics card
22" HP monitor

I'm strongly considering a Radeon HD 6850. Thoughts?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

I would defer to the "Best Graphics Card for Money" articles on TomsHardware -> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-3.html

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

For $200, you could get a 6870 like this.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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