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post #11 of 20
If you could gather 20 bucks more than it should do the job quite good.
http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-6870-GDDR5-PCIE-Graphics/dp/B005C8RTTU/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322636862&sr=8-1-spell

else, the GTX 550TI is a fine choice too thumb.gif
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post #12 of 20
The 560 Ti is still $230 before rebates. For your price range the HD 6850 at $150 would probably be the best buy.
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6870 trades blows with 560ti for 50+$ less, go 6870, and if you can wait 7xxx should come out soon and drop prices
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post #14 of 20
Until you overclock both the 560 Ti and 6870. The 560 has much more overclock headroom and scales better when overclocked.

The 6850 isn't much slower than a 6870 and the performance gap narrows when both are overclocked. It's a better buy than the 6870.
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How's this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127566

That cooling design would throw the hot air around your case.
post #17 of 20
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This may be a stupid question, but a PCIe 2.1 card will work in a PCIe 2.0 slot right? It's backwards compatible?
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This may be a stupid question, but a PCIe 2.1 card will work in a PCIe 2.0 slot right? It's backwards compatible?

Yes it will work, it's fully backwards compatible.

Sometimes there are issues with 2.1 cards in 1.0 slots, but a bios update should solve that.
post #19 of 20
If you're not in a huge hurry, keep an eye out for Open Box cards on newegg that have serial number based warranties. I bought my 6950 2gb for $154. As far as coolers that don't exit the air out the back, it's not a problem at all if you have a decent case. I mean, it makes little difference whether the hot air is spit out from your gpu fan or your case fan. Either way, it's exiting immediately. Some of the best gpu coolers on the market don't exit it out the back of the case! (TFIII and TFII, Arctic Cooling, etc) They wouldn't do it if it was a problem.
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I really like the aesthetics of the Twin Frozr cards. Are they worth the extra $20-30 difference?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545
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