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post #1 of 19
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So one of my 5850 broke and I'm considering the 3 options below

1: buying a used 5850 for 5850x2. cost: 130usd

2: Sell my 5850 and get new 2x XFX 6870 dualfan 2year warranty cost: 210usd.

3: sell my 5850 and get new 2x Sapphire 6950 2GB Dirt3 ed 2year warr cost: 370usd


1gb gives gameplay 2AA at 5760*1080.
1GB is not enough for 4AA but 1gb is ok until I buy new GPU's somewhere in early 2012.

incase I get 2x 6950 I'm not going to buy a new gen gpu 2012, at most I would be buying a 3rd new/used 6950 cheap.
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post #2 of 19
6950 and flash them to 6970,amazing price for performance
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post #3 of 19
Edit - Just noticed you said if you go option 3, you're skipping next gen. Go with Option 1 (or 2) and hold out until next gen
    
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post #4 of 19
better stay with HD5850 and if you want add 1 more HD5850 and wait till 7xxx series release... ^^
    
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nvm
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post #6 of 19
I don't have much of an opinion on your options, but XFX cards have double lifetime warranty, not two year.
    
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by grandpatzer View Post
So one of my 5850 broke and I'm considering the 3 options below

1: buying a used 5850 for 5850x2. cost: 130usd

2: Sell my 5850 and get new 2x XFX 6870 dualfan 2year warranty cost: 210usd.

3: sell my 5850 and get new 2x Sapphire 6950 2GB Dirt3 ed 2year warr cost: 370usd


1gb gives gameplay 2AA at 5760*1080.
1GB is not enough for 4AA but 1gb is ok until I buy new GPU's somewhere in early 2012.

incase I get 2x 6950 I'm not going to buy a new gen gpu 2012, at most I would be buying a 3rd new/used 6950 cheap.
eh? your cpu is bottlenecking though
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by insyxion View Post
eh? your cpu is bottlenecking though
Not at that resolution.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by insyxion View Post
eh? your cpu is bottlenecking though
LOL hell no

maybe it will not give the powerful and excellent 2fps more than the SB give
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post #10 of 19
RMA maybe? they might give you a 6xxx series card in return too. Or just bear with it until 7xxx/Kepler get released.
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