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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post
I'm still happy with my 4770. However, if you really need the horsepower, the 6950 is where its at I believe.
Yes, yes it is


gtx 470s are great cards too
Edited by wermad - 6/3/11 at 11:26pm
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Keep checking newegg openbox deals. Just got a 6870 for 160. They had a 6950 for like 210 but I missed it.
   
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Keep checking newegg openbox deals. Just got a 6870 for 160. They had a 6950 for like 210 but I missed it.
I got my two Asus 6950's for $213 each.


<3 em. ^_^
    
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post #24 of 34
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Ppl want to tell you that the 6000 series or the 400 series are the best bang for the buck because of adoption rates/ scaling/OCN being what it is.
The 5770 IS the BEST bang for the buck, barring sales.
For less than $90 most of the time you get a great card, and for less than $180 you get almost a 5870, which is still a great card.
Newer cards are sweet...but for budget minded buyers, the 5770 is fine.
Not quite. I've really seen a 6870 on the exact same price (even sometimes 5$ cheaper) as 5770.
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5770's and 6850's would be the two cards I have to agree on.
6850's can be had for as low as 130 new.
I recently got a month old 5770 off of fleabay for 68 bucks. Pretty good deal IMO.
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used cards give you the best bang for your buck.
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post #27 of 34
Its not just about pure frames to dollars ratio, you also have to consider what resolution you will be playing at, what games you will play the most and what your budget is.

Think about it this way, it doesn't matter if the 6950 is the best card for your money if you can't afford a 6950. At the same time if a 6770 is the best card for the dollar but you are trying to game on a 30" LCD @2560x1600 than a 6770 just isn't going to cut it.

So, depending on your native resolution and games you prefer I recommend anything from a 6850 to a 6950. If you are at 2560x1600 resolution you may need a 6970.
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post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post
Keep checking newegg openbox deals. Just got a 6870 for 160. They had a 6950 for like 210 but I missed it.
i recently picked up an open box 6870 at a local store (Memory Express) for CD175. Just to be sure i checked the serial number with ASUS and it's warrantied until 2014, which is far longer than I'll have it for. Just keep an eye out and you can find a good deal.
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post #29 of 34
I reckon the following warrant some consideration:

Radeon 6850
Radeon 6870
Radeon 6950
GTX550 Ti
GTX560
GTX560 Ti

Anything upper midrange is the best
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Thanks, everyone. I guess the consensus is the 6850. Will be on the lookout for one. I don't like buying used parts because you never know if the previous owner overvolted the crap out of em.
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