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So I decided to grab myself a new gpu for BF3 in the next few weeks.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...296&CatId=7005

Thinking about grabbing that, but other inputs would be appreciated

Gaming at 1080p res
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Thats a rip off, you can get the same card here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127604 for 20$ less. And if you dont have your heart set on the msi, the other brands are for 240$.
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Nice card. Wish the price was the same in the UK we need newegg
6950 2GB for the price is a good bet
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MSI has been having alot of problems with their twinfrzr's (excessive heat and artifacting), just throwing that out there. Other than that it's the card I would pick for 2GB in the price range. For 1GB I'd go with GTX 560 ti.

Also, you can likely pick up a reference 6950 for about 250-275, which are unlockable to 6970's ^^

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Thats a rip off, you can get the same card here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127604 for 20$ less. And if you dont have your heart set on the msi, the other brands are for 240$.
You linked a 1GB version, OP linked 2GB
    
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Well that one is the 1GB version, and preferably would grab a 2GB.

And tigerdirect doesn't charge tax in CA
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post #7 of 16
Yeah, they're all 1GB. OP wants 2GB.

@ OP

What's a "Less Rebate"? Is that like a mail in rebate? Personally, I'd buy from newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127588

Huge mail in rebate on that, 279.99 shipped
Edited by Allen86 - 10/9/11 at 6:03pm
    
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A271-6958

Try this- it comes oc'd, and it comes preinstalled with 6970 bios.
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If you're just running 1080p, 1gb would be enough for sure.

If you want 2gb, heres one for 254$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131393
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post #10 of 16
BF3 uses over 1GB even at 1680x1050 on Cas border, I think people were saying it was using 1.3GB or so. Though the more powerful your GPU, the less it actually matters tho
    
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