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I'm not up to speed on the ATI cards as i have been running a Nvidea card for a while now . This is what I'm looking for . A ati/amd 2GB+ card around $350 . I'm wanting to upgrade and future proof with a nice card . My 470 is a great card, but I want to do a upgrade . I thought about a 6970, but with the 7000 cards out is there a 7000 card in my area . Thanks REPS for the best help .
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Hold on to your horses for a couple weeks, when the GTX 680 arrives. The HD 7950 should fall to around that price, maybe $400,and the 7870's will be here in that range. Also the GTX 580 might be in reach.
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Find a 7xxx series GPU for that price is almost impossible, the 6970 for that price is the best option BUT keep in mind that with Kepler release the 7xxx series price can drop a little.

If I were you, I'd keep that GTX 480 for a while and after see Kepler and prices change to something better.
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Tango,

If you can afford to wait, then Kepler should be right around the corner. At that point, you'll get a fuller picture of what the competition is like.

That being said, the best buy for 350 at this very instance is probably the 6970. If you can afford to wait a bit, then the 7870 will be a better buy. It is more powerful than a 6970, but in a similar price range. Presumably cooler and quieter as well because of the die shrink. The 7870 has already been soft-paper launched so availability should be trickling in in the upcoming weeks.

For 7870 benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148-21.html
    
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Thanks everyone for the great advice . I don't really want another Nvidea card . The 7870 looks pretty impressive, and seeing its going to the end of the month be for I buy it might just work out .

Will a antec 650 watt psu work ?
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Originally Posted by tango bango View Post

Thanks everyone for the great advice . I don't really want another Nvidea card . The 7870 looks pretty impressive, and seeing its going to the end of the month be for I buy it might just work out .
Will a antec 650 watt psu work ?

For just one it's enough.
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