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post #21 of 35
when does your friend plan to get it, and does 160 include tax/sh or not?

the 6870 might be as low as $160 on sale, and plus with the 78xx supposed to be out in Q4 according to AMD interview on July 11, should drop the prices a bit....more 2nd cards too
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post #22 of 35
I have a Asus 6850. Great card, and now only ~£120. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/244442
It handles all my games on either high or full settings on stock clocks.
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post #23 of 35
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mit Namso View Post
when does your friend plan to get it, and does 160 include tax/sh or not?
I told him to wait for BF3 as there might be new cards out in september, but he can't wait. The 160 is all included.
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post #24 of 35
If it's Scotland UK hit up the today only page at scan for good offers
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post #25 of 35
Well...I'll sell you my 6870 for $160 shipped. I got it newegg open box a while ago. It works great, runs cool, but it is 11" long so see if he can fit it.

*EDIT* I see you are in EU that may not work then...
   
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post #26 of 35
why do you not look on our forum in the for sale section to see if there is a good second hand one up for grabs.

you can get a good 460 in that price sometimes if you look hard enough you can even find a 470. also the 450's are really good.

i had a 450 that i got new out the box and it was really good. i had the asus 450 top that is there overclocked edition and i got crazy performance out of it.
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post #27 of 35
Don't get a 450. 5770 is better than that. 5770, 460, 6850 are cards you want. The 560 is just a refresh 460 so not really an improvement.
   
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post #28 of 35
look here

local as well and way under your gudget

http://www.overclock.net/video/10748...0-shipped.html

http://www.overclock.net/video/10574...x2-4870-a.html


i would say this gpu but he has hacked it a few times to many
http://www.overclock.net/full-system...ll-i7-sig.html
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post #29 of 35
I wouldn't go any lower than a GTX 460 or a 6850 if he's serious about running BF3. Just tell him to save up a little more if he can't quite spring for either of those yet...
post #30 of 35
I assume it'll be in british pounds then since you said he lives in Scotland then?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-a...30mhz-384-core

It's pretty much the cheapest GTX 560 ti I could find, and it's faster than the AMD 6850 and 6870. It's also got really good aftermarket cooling and is of a build quality that makes it easy to OC Can't go wrong with that one IMO.
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