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Need to replace my 4850.

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I didn't see any guidelines for making a thread about help with choosing a new card, so I'll be borrowing guidelines from another site. Please forgive me and correct me if the information provided is insufficient. My situation is that the fan in my 4850 (1GB) has stopped spinning. I'm 99% sure I've done things to it that voided whatever warranty it had that probably expired by now anyway... After reading about replacing the fan, I've decided that that's too much hassle and I'll just buy a new one and sell this one off for cheap.

Anyway, my current build it:
ASUS P5Q Pro (Two PCI Express 2.0 x16 with crossfire support)
Intel 8400
4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2 Ram
Earthwatts 650W PSU
And obviously my ATI 4850.

My budget isn't set in stone, but I want to keep the price around $150 if possible, and I really want to avoid going over $200. However, reliability, quality, and performance are more important to me.

I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore gamer, though I do certainly play video games. I stick mostly to League of Legends, though I do occasionally play GTA4 and I do intend to pick up TESV: Skyrim this November. I like to play on higher settings, but my TV can't go above 1360x768, so that low-ish resolution helps ease the burden on my card. I was actually happy with the performance I was getting from my 4850 and was in no rush to upgrade until the fan died. I don't know if this would've held true if my fan had broken after the release of Skyrim... I really don't know how demanding to expect that game to be.

If I could buy the card somewhere within the New York City area for a reasonable price, that'd be great, but I've got no problems ordering online. I've ordered plenty from newegg.com, and would buy there again.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by 2gig - 10/8/11 at 10:33am
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6870 is a good start. Will see some boost coming from 4850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ech-_-14102924
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
6870 is a good start. Will see some boost coming from 4850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ech-_-14102924
Those are PCI Express 2.1 x16. My motherboard has two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots. Maybe I'm just dumb, but this seems to imply incompatibility.

Edit: Ok, looked it up. Turns out I am dumb. Thanks for the recommendation!
Edited by 2gig - 10/8/11 at 10:50am
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They are backward compatible.
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