So I have a -+$100 budget for my dad for a graphics card since he used to use my old 8800GT but then it died and wouldn't bake back to life again (the 2nd attempt following the successful first). He was ok with his 790GX integrated for a bit but now wants to play his submarine game again (forget the name of it) and it's too much for it so here I am.
I guess the best performance we can hook him up with unless we could just focus on efficiency because honestly I'm not sure he'll be playing anything else but that game and his RC simulator "game". Though perhaps if he knows he has a strong card, he'll install some other games. (flight sims I've bought him in the past that he hasn't gotten to)
His system off the top of my head:
Phenom II X4 940 (Stock)
Gigabyte (I think) 790GX
4GB DDR2 (800mhz?)
Acer 22" (my old monitor, 1680x1050)
So far I was thinking of these:
7770 Ghz Edition $100+ Tax+ $3 shipping -$30 rebate=$80ish? (Nice, efficient, new)
570 Twin Frozr $110 (BEAST, Could serve as a backup for me if I needed to borrow it between cards or if mine dies and I need that gaming fix bad)
Gigabyte 7850 $100 (More efficient than the 570 and not too far behind in, but more efficient and cheaper)
*Some other used card some where* $???
Edited by IVIYTH0S, 10 November 2013 - 12:08 AM.