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I need to get a new card (had a bad experience with the last one) and I was looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

I mostly do graphic design work, but I like to play to games as well (skyrim) I am looking for something middle of the road that will let me experience the games before going crazy and dropping 400 or 500 bucks on a card.

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6870 is a great card, I'm personally not a huge fan of XFX but i dont have first hard experience with them so go for that one if you want thumb.gif
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post #3 of 9
Great card for gaming 1920x1080 resolution or lower. Should get good FPS at medium/high quality settings.

Wont be as good in the graphic design space though.
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Great card for gaming 1920x1080 resolution or lower. Should get good FPS at medium/high quality settings.
Wont be as good in the graphic design space though.

I really wanted to go for a 470 or a 570 since it works so well with adobe, but my rig is having huge problems agreeing with anything nvidia right now.

What would you guys recommend as far as AMD goes? Most of my work is in illustrator and Dreamweaver, so I don't think I would see a huge increase in my work flow. (just putting everything on an SSD accomplished that. I do want to get one of the Korean 27' ips monitors though. I believe they are 2500 by 1400 or something there about.

I am open to any suggestions
    
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post #5 of 9
A 6950 that has 2GB RAM would be a better bet for gaming and Adobe at that resolution. Something like this.

This 7870 would also be good but more expensive.
Edited by dihartnell - 3/24/12 at 3:50pm
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A 6950 that has 2GB RAM would be a better bet for gaming and Adobe at that resolution. Something like this.

This 7870 would also be good but more expensive.

I wish I could swing the extra $ for that card it looks incredible! I just can't justify it right now, I am definitely trying to stay under 200 for this one. The plan is if I enjoy the games to get a better card and move this card to an htpc I have that is running an old hd3450.
    
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I wish I could swing the extra $ for that card it looks incredible! I just can't justify it right now, I am definitely trying to stay under 200 for this one. The plan is if I enjoy the games to get a better card and move this card to an htpc I have that is running an old hd3450.

$199 after rebate. 6870 with 2GB RAM.
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I wish I could swing the extra $ for that card it looks incredible! I just can't justify it right now, I am definitely trying to stay under 200 for this one. The plan is if I enjoy the games to get a better card and move this card to an htpc I have that is running an old hd3450.

$199 after rebate. 6870 with 2GB RAM.

That's my card! Done, perfect man this place is amazing! Even better when I am coming here for something fun like shopping. Thanks for taking the time to help me, appreciate it a ton.
    
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Enjoy that new card. smile.gif
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