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Selling 6950, replace with ???

post #1 of 16
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As the title implies, I may be selling my Sapphire 6950 reference model soon and will need a replacement for it if I do. I have been thinking of possibly getting a used 6970 or 570 here on the OCN marketplace but not sure if it's worth the hassle of getting rid of my current card, which does unlock to full 6970 specs but I chose to only keep the shaders unlocked to help prevent any failures/errors etc from happening. So I guess my question is:

Should I just keep my current card or go through with the sale and use the money towards the above mentioned 6970/570? I will only be playing BF3, Skyrim and FFXIV on my sig monitor @ 1680x1050.

Also of note before anyone jumps to conclusions and starts to flame me. No I am not trying to sell my card here in this thread or in the marketplace without enough rep. It is a friend of mine that is buying the card from me. Thanks in advance for any help.

EDIT: Forgot to mention my budget. I am willing to spend a max of $280-$300 depening on the card. Feel free to suggest any other cards in that price range worthy of going with.
post #2 of 16
If it was me I would just keep the card, unlocked 6950s should be all you need for a while at 1680 x 1050.
post #3 of 16
Unlocked shaders 6950 w/ OC = 6970.

The only card you want to go from a 6950 unlock able to is a 580. But if you do want to sell it I'd buy it from you right now.
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An unlocked 6950 is the exact same card as a 6970, keep your current card.
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I wouldn't upgrade for that small of a performance increment. Too much hassle, not enough gain. Just my opinion.
 
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sell your gpu to me
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by firro View Post
sell your gpu to me
Didn't you see? I called dibs.

btw... WTH is your avatar lol.
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post #8 of 16
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Thank you Jedi, Eiko, RedCloudFuneral and RCXDerp. I was thinking this exact thing as far as the performance increase. Still mulling things over, but this will help me in my decision.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Didn't you see? I called dibs.

btw... WTH is your avatar lol.
i lol'd at the avatar. i think its the girl from the tv show for kid. you know the one with the hero who do 1000 backflip per day
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post #10 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Didn't you see? I called dibs.

btw... WTH is your avatar lol.
lol Jedi, PM replied to. And my avatar is a Hyur (Race) Pugilist (Class) from FFXIV.
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