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I need a decent graphics card on my new rig on a tentative $250 budget. I don't mind unlocking/overclocking the card, I just want the most power for the money. I only have one x16 slot so no sli/crossfire suggestions please. Thanks in advance

This is what I have in mind--> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125385
Edited by koolcid - 10/2/11 at 2:31pm
    
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What resolution do you play at?

Although I'm already leaning toward a 6950 2GB for you.
Edited by SergeantSilent - 10/2/11 at 2:35pm
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The 6950 is a great choice as it can be unlocked to a 6970 and overclocked well. For sure they are the best bang for your buck other than a 560ti.
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What resolution do you play at?
1920 x 1080 Max Setting preferred.
    
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1920 x 1080 Max Setting preferred.
6950 2GB then I'd think; it'd be good for that resolution, and with the 2GB of vram it's more future proof.
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I need a decent graphics card on my new rig on a tentative $250 budget. I don't mind unlocking/overclocking the card, I just want the most power for the money. I only have one x16 slot so no sli/crossfire suggestions please. Thanks in advance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3067296&SID=
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Does it have much overclocking headroom?
    
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I would also get a 6950... they are cheaper than the 570 GTX from nvidia.

That said, if you can find a 570 for $250 which happens from time to time then I would nab it.
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Does it have much overclocking headroom?
both cards can have a lot of OC ability.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951

^ is supposed to have the highest chance to unlock to the 6970 as well.
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6950 2GB then I'd think; it'd be good for that resolution, and with the 2GB of vram it's more future proof.
Maybe this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161372
    
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