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I have $120 limit to spend on a video what would you suggest?
I run 2 monitors both running at 1920x1080. no plans to go back to sli/xfire
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post #2 of 27
Go amd 6850. Can normally be had used for around $120 here on OCN or on ebay.
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post #3 of 27
check new egg open box till a 1gb 6870 comes up and grab it asap i just got one yesterday. usually 160-200 depending on sales or u could grab an open box 6850 either way will be close to your price range .


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ame=Open%20Box
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post #5 of 27
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6850/70 how close does it perform to a gtx 280? I've grown to hate 280s with a passion since its my 3rd one thats dying on me and evga is refusing to let me rma since i didn't register it within 30days of purchase
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post #6 of 27
A open box GTX 460 would probably be your best bet. Personally I would spend a bit more on the 6850 but a 460 is a pretty decent card too.
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post #7 of 27
pny gtx460 for just 105: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133394

or

xfx 6850 for 130 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150573
Edited by Spade616 - 10/7/11 at 9:10pm
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post #8 of 27
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well i would like to buy a 7xxx series when it comes out. I'm only looking for a temporary fix till then. Games i only play right now is League of legend, minecraft and diablo3 when it comes out
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post #9 of 27
You should be able to snag a 6850/gtx 465. Maybe a 5870.
    
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post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by danny6o4 View Post
well i would like to buy a 7xxx series when it comes out. I'm only looking for a temporary fix till then. Games i only play right now is League of legend, minecraft and diablo3 when it comes out
the cards i mentioned above would be perfect for those games. id grab the 6850 though if i were you, since its a weekend discount lol.
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