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So my birthday is coming up and I'd like to upgrade to a single card for my rig.

How does this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425

Compare with my two cards? Can anyone recommend something better while still keeping it under $300 please?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=6950%20toxic

I'll just be leaving this here.
    
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that is a great card, but you could get a GTX 570 for around the same price if you shop used
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Originally Posted by Narynan View Post
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that is a great card, but you could get a GTX 570 for around the same price if you shop used
And IF moop, you were commenting on Narynan's GPU recommendation, let me add that you could potential UN-Lock AND OverClock said http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=6950%20toxic and have it out perform said 'used' GTX-570, in fact it can sometimes bump heads with a stock GTX-580, and you'd have a NEW Card with a WARRANTY for less money ... so yeah it's a GREAT card NO but about it.
   
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post
And IF moop, you were commenting on Narynan's GPU recommendation, let me add that you could potential UN-Lock AND OverClock said http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=6950%20toxic and have it out perform said 'used' GTX-570, in fact it can sometimes bump heads with a stock GTX-580, and you'd have a NEW Card with a WARRANTY for less money ... so yeah it's a GREAT card NO but about it.
talking about OP's card, bud. No need to start a 6950 vs 570 thread
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talking about OP's card, bud. No need to start a 6950 vs 570 thread
That's cool bud, just didn't know because you didn't mention it, or quote who your reply was aimed at.

But back to the OP's question, and keeping the options for NEW cards and under $300 ...

The TOXIC is great, though not as good a deal as it was a week ago, no more Rebate, and NewEgg stopped offering the added Free Game's Combo.
additional AMD HD-6950's I'd suggest are ...
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC
/or
SAPPHIRE #100312-3SR Radeon HD-6950 Dirt3 Edition

That Asus card is decent, but I'd suggest a 2GB version of the GTX-560ti if you're going the nVidia route ...
either = MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC
/or
EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti

I think GTX-570's and HD-6970's will be beyond your budget, unless USED, but even then close to your budget limit, and more risky buying used stuff.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/17/11 at 4:50pm
   
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post
That's cool bud, just didn't know because you didn't mention it, or quote who your reply was aimed at.

But back to the OP's question, and keeping the options for NEW cards and under $300 ...

The TOXIC is great, though not as good a deal as it was a week ago, no more Rebate, and NewEgg stopped offering the added Free Game's Combo.
additional AMD HD-6950's I'd suggest are ...
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC
/or
SAPPHIRE #100312-3SR Radeon HD-6950 Dirt3 Edition

That Asus card is decent, but I'd suggest a 2GB version of the GTX-560ti if you're going the nVidia route ...
either = MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC
/or
EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti

I think GTX-570's and HD-6970's will be beyond your budget, unless USED, but even then close to your budget limit, and more risky buying used stuff.
he probably would be okay going with the regular GTX 560 Ti, as he's only gaming at 1920x1080 (assuming he's using his sig rig monitor), unless the 2GB card has more features than I am unaware of
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Go with a reference 2GB 6950. Be better money. Or watch Newegg Open Box and potentially get an amazing deal
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