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http://www.overclock.net/t/1239831/fs-his-radeon-7850

yeah i would be all over that!

I seen that and was like thats what dude needs right there!
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I'm not one for buying used things though, because I don't know the history behind the card. I know I'm acting like such a n00by n00b, but I think I'll go for the 560 Ti, because it's a decent end graphic card that will run all my games on medium-high settings with decent frames, and I'd like to buy all the parts together, which would be from Newegg. Hopefully some lucky person will pick up that GPU, because it is certainly a good deal.
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OP, ALWAYS buy new tech! The 7850 is going to see performance gains as it's drivers mature further, the 7800 series are on their first official drivers at the moment, if you give AMD so time they will teak and optimize for the card, perhaps this will bring it in line with the 480/570. The 7850 is also very power efficient, It competes with the GTX570 while using much less power and it therefore produces much less heat.

The 2GB frame buffer allows you to eventually run 3 screens of the card, unlike the 1280 on the 480 and the 560ti, these cards can also only run two screens off of one card, you will need two in SLI to run 3 screens. If you ever decide to, that is.

Overclocking. Overclocking is free performance, and the 7850 overclocks very well indeed. People literally can't take their cards to limit because the slider doesn't go far enough to the right, overclocked this card will be much faster than the GTX480/570 at a similar price.

7850:
Power efficient.
Low temperature.
3 screens.
Overclocking dream.
Good performance/$.
Brand new tech.

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Weeeellll. Maybe I'll look at the 7850's in awhile on Newegg, but I don't think I'll buy it from that guy, because as well as the reasons I stated above, I'm not completely ready to buy the system yet.
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the biggest bang for the buck is the gtx 560 ti 448 core. EVGA was selling one yesterday for 190 AR. (i was about to grab one) but im waiting for the gtx 670...probably wont get it since the gtx 570 would probably drop to $200 by the time the 670 comes out.
it'll probably be like $350 =/

minecraft doesnt really use GPU at all. (maybe the new patches are using a little bit now)
but its very heavy at 2 cores at best. (load gets broken up to other cores/threads)

would get some fast RAM. like 1600mhz+
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Weeeellll. Maybe I'll look at the 7850's in awhile on Newegg, but I don't think I'll buy it from that guy, because as well as the reasons I stated above, I'm not completely ready to buy the system yet.

understandable!

Before my 7970 I had 2 570's in sli, I'm so glad i went back to one card!

I like both Nivida and AMD, I just really like my 7970, less heat, power. AMD is a lil more efficent!
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the biggest bang for the buck is the gtx 560 ti 448 core. EVGA was selling one yesterday for 190 AR. (i was about to grab one) but im waiting for the gtx 670...probably wont get it since the gtx 570 would probably drop to $200 by the time the 670 comes out.
it'll probably be like $350 =/
minecraft doesnt really use GPU at all. (maybe the new patches are using a little bit now)
but its very heavy at 2 cores at best. (load gets broken up to other cores/threads)
would get some fast RAM. like 1600mhz+

I was looking at the 448 core 560 Ti that came with a BF3 coupon for around $270, and the build has 8 GB of DDR3-1600 type RAM. smile.gif
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Honestly there are no real gains after 1333 at this time, so if it cheaper to get 1333 over 1600. save a few buck and do it.
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Honestly there are no real gains after 1333 at this time, so if it cheaper to get 1333 over 1600. save a few buck and do it.

It only costs $3 more for 4 GB of 1600 compared to 1333, so I'll just stick with 1600 type RAM, there's no real use in going to 1333 instead of 1600 over $3.
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