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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131378

do not rely on rebates but do look at the warranty. some come with lifetime.

looking back i should have bought a 6950 2GB but i have other rigs to take care off. some are incredibly cheap in sites like TigerDirect. do not buy used. Tiger even approved my request to return my gpu and buy one of their 6950s. But, in the end, i am fine with what i have playing some less demanding games.
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A new challenger enters the ring...

MSI 6950 2GB @ Tiger for $230AR

Edit: Forgot about OP being in FL.
Edited by Jodiuh - 10/17/11 at 7:53am
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...n00b crossing...
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Wow a lot of replays from the last time I checked in.

I'm now questioning dropping ~$250 on a 6xxx or 5xx card when the 7xxx and 6xx are coming in less then 6 months. I am thinking about getting a decent budget card, and sacraficing some AA/AF till the new cards are out. Then I would either SLI/CF the budget card, or sell it off and grab a 7xxx or 6xx card instead.

EDIT: Yes I do plan on overclocking any video card I get.

I did find a MSI GTX 460 Hawk with 1GB VRAM for $144.99 + $30MIR. So if I get the rebate I could get it for $114.99.

A review I found for it: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-ge...hawk-review/20

Looks like when overclocked it beats a stock 470 in 3DMark 11. Not too bad for $114.99


EDIT: I think that I've decided to go for a budget card this time. I'm looking at either that 460 or the XFX 6870. Before rebate the 460 is $40 cheaper, and AMIR it's $50 cheaper then the 6870. I would get Dirt 3 with the 6870, but I'm not sure how well it would play with keyboard and mouse.

The 560's (NON Ti) seem to be overpriced at the moment. Almost $200 for the performance isn't all that great.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 10/17/11 at 8:29am
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I actually have my own graph proving this.

Clicky! Clicky!

Just keep in mind that 470 did 850 Mhz too. I don't have a graph for that one though. But that looks like a great buy since you won't lost much on the flip in a few months.
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that 460 is the best gpu for the money!
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Sounds like the MSI GTX 460 Hawk with 1GB VRAM for $144.99 + $30MIR is your best choice if you plan on getting a new card soon. $115 for a very good card plus great resale value since it's serial based warranty.
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Sounds like the MSI GTX 460 Hawk with 1GB VRAM for $144.99 + $30MIR is your best choice if you plan on getting a new card soon. $115 for a very good card plus great resale value since it's serial based warranty.
This is what I am thinking of doing. It'll give me a huge performance boost over my 4870, and then I'll drop the large amount of coin on a 7xxx or 6xx in 6 months to a year.

So unless anyone posts anything better for the money in the next 10 minutes it looks like I'll be buying that 460. Also, it seems like a fun GPU to overclock.

It seems that the 460 does trade blows with the 6870 when overclocked, and I guess I could always pick another one cheap in a couple of months. 460SLI is still pretty good performance wise.

EDIT: ARGH the choices!!! I could get an EVGA 560 for $189.99 + $20MIR = $169.99 + Batman Arkham City.

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm HORRIBLE when it comes to making decisions.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 10/17/11 at 12:40pm
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It seems that the 460 does trade blows with the 6870 when overclocked...
I have a graph for that too! Granted, the 6870's not clocked, but that's because I couldn't do more than 925 on the core wo/ it crashing.

The card proved louder and much lower performing in a real world gaming scenario. Plus the catastrophe of a driver control panel that is CCC makes me want to put holes in walls. Scroll! Scroll! Scroll!

Edit: I almost forgot to ask, but what games will you be playing? I ask because going from a 260 216 to a GTX 470 while still using my E8400 gave me LESS performance in Bad Company 2 due to Fermi's weird relationship w/ dual cores...or anything aside from i5/i7 for that matter.

Edit2! NM, saw you've a 2500K coming soon. That'll get rid of all the nasty stuttering in BC2/BF3.
Edited by Jodiuh - 10/17/11 at 1:20pm
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I have a graph for that too! Granted, the 6870's not clocked, but that's because I couldn't do more than 925 on the core wo/ it crashing.

The card proved louder and much lower performing in a real world gaming scenario. Plus the catastrophe of a driver control panel that is CCC makes me want to put holes in walls. Scroll! Scroll! Scroll!

Edit: I almost forgot to ask, but what games will you be playing? I ask because going from a 260 216 to a GTX 470 while still using my E8400 gave me LESS performance in Bad Company 2 due to Fermi's weird relationship w/ dual cores...or anything aside from i5/i7 for that matter.

Edit2! NM, saw you've a 2500K coming soon. That'll get rid of all the nasty stuttering in BC2/BF3.
I do have a 2500K on the way. I finally decided that my E8400 has really started to run out of steam when it comes to gaming. I was waiting on Bulldozer benchmark results before building my rig, and I am happy that I did. I was able to get some pretty good deals, and have a pretty good budget deal coming my way.

I see that you have a 560 Ti. If you don't mind me asking, what was the GPU you were using before that one? Do you think the 560 Ti is worth about $200 right now?

+REP for your help.


Right now the games I am playing range from TF2, Dead Space, Diablo 3 Beta, and I own BC2, Crysis 1, Assassins Creed 1/2, and a lot of others. Some of the games I plan on buying soon are Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, and a few others I can't remember right now.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 10/17/11 at 1:43pm
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