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is this a reference version?
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well buddy first of all tell us about your setup, and then the budget
only then we can give the best advise
it looks like 6870 is the best for you now
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No, this one is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-914-_-Product

You can tell because they all have the same model, just difference graphics on the outside, and their sealed with a tiny fan/exhaust, Their besically the inital release model by AMD, their called a "reference" model because thats the model they give to be customised.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/5/11 at 2:15pm
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well buddy first of all tell us about your setup, and then the budget
only then we can give the best advise
it looks like 6870 is the best for you now
So, here's the setup:

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Processor - $198 from Micro Center after tax
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $121 shipped from Newegg
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - $90 free shipping from Newegg
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - $60 from newegg free shipping
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $66 from Micro Center after tax
LITE-ON Black SATA CD/DVD Burner - $20 from Newegg
Acer G215HAbd-1 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 50,000:1 - $130 from Newegg


Budget is about a $1000, but I can go over/under by a bit.

I will mostly be playing games. I don't care if I can play everything on the highest graphics, but it would be nice if I could play most games on high settings. Does that help? I can go to a micro center, bestbuy, compusa, etc. I think newegg will be the best bet since they don't charge tax in my state.

I should also note, I have already purchased the case, cpu, and hard drive.
post #15 of 15
well from your current budget, u have $315 left for the gpu, so 6870 is not the best option
u can opt for a better 6970 for $340 (25 extra)
or a gtx 480

my suggestion -- 6970
u can trifire it with 6990 later on if you want to
with 480 u lose nothing, but still 5 series is out there now

additionally, you can also see 6850 crossfire
great scaling you see
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