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funny that you mention those two cards..

seems they are both for sale here on the forums

http://www.overclock.net/video/11461...30-6850-a.html

which would be the better choice, do you think. As much as I would like to do an upgrade at this time, It might have to wait awhile outside of the GPU. Have places my money needs to be more than the my computer.
The 6850 will handle DX11 features a little bit better (tessellation) and run cooler, the HD5830 is cheaper. They're both about the same amount of raw GPU horsepower though. They'll both be about on par with your old HD4890 in raw performance (just with added DX11 features).

So between those two, I'd grab either one honestly, as they'll both be about the same as your old card was. The 6850 will run cooler though, and use less power (a LOT less power, even less than your 4890 did).

If you want to jump up into an UPGRADE:
Find a GTX470, GTX560Ti (or higher Nvidia). Or, find an HD6950 2GB or HD6970 (AMD equivilant). Those are the current "bang for your buck" GPU's out right now. 470's are usually around $150-160 (can only be found used or recertified now). 560Ti's are about $180 or so used, $200 ish new, and they're the same as a 470, but use a ton less power and produce less heat.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 11/6/11 at 5:04am
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My second sig rig requires me to clean the 4890 XXX fans ever few months. I need to lubricate them !! When they rattle! They sound horrible .
 
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well thats just a pain in the butt! lol

Theres also a 5830 xtreme here for sale for 105, is there much of a difference really?
    
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well thats just a pain in the butt! lol

Theres also a 5830 xtreme here for sale for 105, is there much of a difference really?
The 5830 is going to be about the same as your 4890. It's a direct replacement for performance of the 4890.
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if you get a new GPU you should sell the 4890 on OCN, I bet there are some OCNers who could fix that fan and put it in crossfire with another 48xx.
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