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Upgrade to Sapphire 5850?

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Hey team !

Quick question for everyone here on OCN. I've been thinking bout grabbing one of these since the price have gone down so low now:


I was wondering with my current setup, will this be a bottleneck at all or should I just go with it? I currently don't have the money to upgrade my CPU or RAM so I figured this might be a good choice. I'm mostly going to play SC2, D3, and Guild Wars 2 and maybe some BF3 if I can handle it haha.


Any thoughts or suggestions are gladly aprecciated !
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That shouldn't be too much of a bottleneck. I would go for it. It's a great card.

Edit: Get a new psu. I don't know much about Apevia but I would say it's a pos. Get a Antec Neo Eco, rosewill green series, or Antec green (forgot the name )
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hehe i see you already have one, does your cpu run well with it?
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I use to have the 5850 Vapor-X, monster of a card, will max out SC2 easily. I actually sold my 5850 for fear of BF3 being too tough for it to run. If you really need the card now then I'd say get it, $150 for a new 5850 is a damn good deal.

Your ram and cpu won't bottleneck the video card especially at 1920x1080 resolution.
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