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My budget is 400, i figured i would get the am3+ board since i planned to get a bulldozer chip sometime next year.


any suggestions?
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you can get a 6870 for the same price..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150561
 
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you can get a 6870 for the same price..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150561
Im trying to stay away from XFX and arent the performance between the two pretty equal aslong as you OC the 6850?
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Im trying to stay away from XFX and arent the performance between the two pretty equal aslong as you OC the 6850?
I would just get the 6870... xfx is not that bad... mine worked fine.
    
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XFX is great in my experience, only had one of their cards (4890 xXx Edition) and it was a really good card and stayed pretty cool.
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go for a motherboard that supports core unlocking. also consider a 990x board so you could upgrade to bulldozer in the future.

as others said xfx is a great brand and you'd be a lot better off with a 6870
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The asrock 990fx mobo I got can be had for $160 it is a fabulous board and has awesome features. Very pleased with it. Also I have a 6850 from sapphire and I get 45 MINIMUM fps on BF3. There isn't much more performance gain and the 6870 uses more power n runs hotter but up for u to decide.

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