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now i know its a while away but in january when its my birthday i could get up to 350 quid to improve my system. im going to get a case worth 60 pounds and windows seven so about 200 pounds for a graphics card. should i get a 7000 siries or get a (by the time of purchase) cheap 6000? bear in mind

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PLAYABLE (not nesecerally maxed out) frame rates for 5 years at the most
good for Overclocking with after market cooler if needed ( i overclock every thing i touch)
and would be in 'the sweet spot' (best value for FPS)
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A good card from the 6k series will take you a long way, even after the 7k series hit the market. Although, we don't know to much about the specs and benches for the 7k series yet, I don't expect the difference to be all to obvios in game, yeah you will get higher benches and such with a 7k series card most likely, but at least the high end cards from the 6k series will let you play games on high settings for some years to come.

So depending on prices, specs and benches from the 7k series when they finally arrive, i'd think at least for now a good card from the 6k will be a good option. Possibly putting two of them in Xfire if the bucks let you - that would most likely give better results then a single card from 7k.
     
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thanks for the information, ill probably go for the AMD 6970 as it will go down slighlty in price uppon arival of the 7000 series. i know there isnt much info yet on the 7000 series, but aparently its 28 nm instead of 40 so it should much more stream cores, better clocks thus better overclocking. so a 7870(6870 7000 equivelant) would probably just right for my price range
Edited by TNTGODZZ - 7/20/11 at 10:35am
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