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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006663&isNodeId=1&Description=6850&x=0&y=0

i need to know which ones the best, in terms of speed and the general "brand name" as in how trusworthy is their brand and how well the meterials are made and stuff, and please! i dont want to get a fualty card or get a really slow one that overheats like hell
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also, I have and eye for the Gigabyte and the MSi one since msi can overclock with afterburner to amazing speeds but are the brands good?
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These brands all seem good. You can use MSI AB with any brand.

The MSI Cyclone looks like the best of this lot.
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I have the MSI 6850 with the Reference cooler and its a good card. Stays nice and cool and overclocks really well.

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Don't know about 6850's specifically but I have had good luck with ASUS and Gigabyte AMD boards. Both in terms of OCing and reliability. My Asus I've had for about two years and has run a 200MHZ core overclock since day 1 and the Gigabyte I added in a month ago and does the same OC.
    
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Sapphire, PowerColor, ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte - all are respectable companies with great products. I have a Sapphire 6850. Works a charm.
    
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Yeah I have heard that Sapphire is an excellent AMD board manufacturer. If I was to order new graphics cards right now that's what I'd probabally go with.
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

Sapphire, PowerColor, ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte - all are respectable companies with great products. I have a Sapphire 6850. Works a charm.
I also have a sapphire 6850 and about to get another for crossfire. That's all the gpu ill need for some time. mine clocked to 925mhz core and 1125 using trixx software from sapphire with 1.2volts. With one card I get 40fps on bf3 at 1920x1080 on high settings will max out easy with another card. Good luck. U will love ur card great budget gpu
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XFX is a good brand as well, I have an XFX 6870 and it runs very well, not too loud and cool, I have played BF3 and Dirt 3 at the highest settings!

This one is for $129.99 (after MIR) on Newegg, for $20 more you can get the XFX 6870 (that is the one I have, I highly recommend it), might be a better buy if you can fork out the extra $20, you won't regret it!

The 6870 would crossfire with the 6850 as well!
 
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post #10 of 15
I have the Sapphire 6850, great card. Either that or an Asus, GIGABYTE, or an XFX one.
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