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edge2022

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I am looking for a decent quality graphics card around the price point of 140$. Also am looking for an ATI card, since the mobo I have (Asus Rampage Extreme) only supports CrossfireX.

This is the card I was eying: http://www.amazon.co...o...4741&sr=8-1
I chose Amazon over Newegg b/c shipping and tax are free on Amazon.
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Er... well done. What did you want me to say now? :)
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Do you know of a better card around the same price point?
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Well it depends where you can buy from. I always compare from this chart as a general guide. Unless you can find these cards for similar or cheaper, as they're above the card you've chosen:

GTX 295, HD 4870 X2, GTX 280, GTX 285, HD 4850 X2

Otherwise you've done well. It's a fine choice in my opinion. :)

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GTX 260 Core 216 and GTX 275 are also both better than the HD4870, to a lesser extent. The GTX 260 Core 216 is available here for $110 after rebate and Bing cashback. It plays Crysis at Very High at 1080p, so that's good enough for me. :)
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Better than ... to a lesser extent?
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They (GTX 260 Core 216 and GTX 275) are better than the HD4870 to a lesser extent than the video cards you listed (GTX 285, HD4870X2, etc.). :)
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Thank you Troy and stettybet for your advice.
I probably won't get an NVIDIA card since I plan to use CrossfireX when I get another graphics card.

Looks like I will go with the Powercolor 4870. I'm not going to heavily game... but I would like to be able to play modern games with good framerates.
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