Which graphics card should i buy?

I have approximately $95 in amazon giftcard money right now, and I need to buy a graphics card for NO MORE than that amount shipped to my door with in 2 weeks. Please do not suggest to save money, because any money I get from now on goes toward my education or I will literally not be able to go to college.

$95 7770 with free shipping- http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11201-17-20G/dp/B00A0HZOEA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384614406&sr=8-1&keywords=7770

Cheaper option:


$80 + free game after MIR

Expensive option:


$100 after MIR and discount codes.

I know that's more than the amount shipped to your door. You might consider them.

That's about the best you're going to get for around $100.00.

You'd be surprised but you can purchase an R7 250 for about $90 and it WILL run Minecraft at 30fps ! 

Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-1GB-DVI-D-Graphics-GV-R725OC-1GI/dp/B00FONIODI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384617407&sr=8-1&keywords=r7+250

Video on R7 250: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1_RnSuimxU


PS: mantel is right around the corner which could probably help this GPU a lot. Just keep an eye out :) 

Just from the number I can tell it's probably a pretty low end GPU, but I haven't done much, if any, research on the new cards coming out. I have to wonder how it performs in comparison to an HD 7770 or 7790 though.

Honestly, i think minecraft is the worst game ever created. The only games that I would ever play would be  mostly consisting of the old gtas (3,sanandreas,vicecity) crysis 2, a couple need for speeds and all of them run on pretty much anything, and some other crap. I've found a card that SMOKES even an r9 260 and is wayyy cheaper than any of the options you have suggested. can't tell you what it is because I don't want anyone else to buy it. I'm also looking at a used 650. 

truly this card really only needs to stream youtube at 1080p and play light games

I said it as a joke. It's just that most people ask if a system can run Minecraft at high setting with 30fps+ but i know that not everyone likes Minecraft. I would definitely like to know what card that is that can "SMOKE" the r9 260 and is way cheaper ;). And the only thing with buying used cards is how the original owner(s) used it. Did they overclock it? But thats just me. 

Then why did you post if you are not willing to share information, that was the point of this forum...

I presume it's a fanboy thing anyway.

HD 7770 is good enough for mostly anything new on medium resolutions.

I agree with you. Why not share the info with people that i trying to help you and answer you question ? I also presume some fanboy shenanigans. And i agree with your choice of card aswell. 

Trust me I'm not a fan boy. Although I do prefer AMD, this card is going to run with a Celeron g555 and 3 gb of non matching ram. The card I'm looking at is  on amazon is a gtx 280 with stock overclock. its only $65 used, and i want no one else to buy it considering that the rest I've seen are $100+. I don't care how well used the card is because this machine will get used maybe 2 times a week if I'm lucky. And if i get the 280 ill save enough to buy a cpu for my mom.

does no one else have any input?


I have a 7770 (the msi version) and it works great! I'd recommend that.

Best Buy here in Chicago has a few 6770's for $80. I would stroll over to you local electronics store to see what they have. Microcenter open box stuff is a real treasure trove (once you dig through the trash). I would search for 6770, 770 R7 250 and GTX 650. Those will be your four options.

An Hd 7770 would beat the Gtx280, aswell as being newer and using half the power, but then it costs a little bit more.

THE NEAREST MICRO CENTER IS 300 MILES AWAY FROM ME! sadly there is nothing but a gamestop and small time repair shops here as for electronics, and considering the closest best buy wants $80 for a gtx 620 im buying an overclocked gtx 280 for $65 which KILLS THE 250,AND 6670. decision made card orderd. now i just need to rig up a couple psu's