superjawes wrote:Well that depends on your budget, but a 7950 for $200 is one of the best out there. That is with a deal Newegg was running that I think expires tomorrow, but when the new Radeons hit, a slower card will be at the $200 mark, and the next step up is a $300 card. Btw, this is what I bought this weekend along with the rest of my new computer (personal ).
So if you can't get in on that, it might be smart to let the market adjust for the new Radeons and see where the values land for Red and Green cards. You could pick out the rest of the components that you want (SSD size, CPU, case, etc.) and see where your GPU budget falls. The benefit of this is that if deals come along for your other components, you can float that into the GPU budget if you like and get something better.
I'm looking at spending about $200-$500 on a single GPU solution. (Would've been a slightly higher buget for a dual-GPU configuration). I just don't want to splurge on a $500 GPU if I can get a $250 GPU that performs excellent. One side of me wants to wait for the new Radeons, however I have seen the 7950's priced at $200 or slightly above. Those deals look awesome.
Which leaves me to ask the question if you were to buy a GPU right now, which one would you buy and why?