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Buy another hd 5850 or upgrade?

post #1 of 10
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At the moment i have one hd 5850. i have another £150 roughly. so if a sold my hd 5850 i would have roughly £230-250.

Whats the best graphics solution for gaming at this kinda price?

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post #2 of 10
GTX570 is about that price. You'd get better performance from xFire though. Fill out your sig rig so we can see what PSU/CPU you have. Our recommendations really depend on those two factors. wink.gif
 
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okay. will do. but for here its a high power 850 W and phenom II X6 at 4.4GHZ
post #4 of 10
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and tbh. i kinda want to go ati/amd for graphics card. better for crossfire on my mobo!
post #5 of 10
You could always pick up a 6950 2gb for around that price. Have you looked into actually buying a 5850? I have had a lot of trouble looking for places that still have it in stock for a reasonable price.
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i was just gonna ebay one.
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Originally Posted by macknade View Post

okay. will do. but for here its a high power 850 W and phenom II X6 at 4.4GHZ

4.4GHz?what?

HD 5850 Cfx
Edited by PontiacGTX - 3/1/12 at 7:16pm
post #8 of 10
What games do you play? HD 5850 is a fast GPU but you get limited by 1GB vRAM once you go CFX in some games.
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post #9 of 10
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well specifically its a phenom II X^ 960t thats been unlocked to 6 cores and overclokced to 4.4 ghz

and atm i play mostly BF3 and crysis. (well theyre the one that are hard to run anyway)

and just a bit of C&C renegade:D
post #10 of 10
buy GTX 570 SOC serials~
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