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Alright guys, I've had enough of the hittin triple digit temps in games for no real reason. So, I need a new card.

Needs to be able to drive 3 VGA screens, all 3 are 1280x1024. An additional HD source (DVI/DP/HDMI/Mini anything) would be nice.
Needs to run with an 1100t and a 750w PSU.
Needs to be able to surround/eyefinity.

ATI or Nvidia I do not care, it's a single card. The cheaper the better, preferably from this gen if that's at all possible.

Please do not recommend the 7970 or 680, as I am not that well off for cash. I typically don't play games with all the candy on and such.
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This would be much easier if you would state at least a ballpark budget. Going off of the card in your sig, the only logical suggestions I can even think of are the HD7870, HD7950 or GTX670. Anything less would be a downgrade and that doesn't make sense unless you're getting it free. The 7950 would be the best out of this lot. The 7870 is priced too high (but I see it's falling so that's nice) and the 670 is up there in price, but it's the cheapest nvidia gpu that does what you need.
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This would be much easier if you would state at least a ballpark budget. Going off of the card in your sig, the only logical suggestions I can even think of are the HD7870, HD7950 or GTX670. Anything less would be a downgrade and that doesn't make sense unless you're getting it free. The 7950 would be the best out of this lot. The 7870 is priced too high (but I see it's falling so that's nice) and the 670 is up there in price, but it's the cheapest nvidia gpu that does what you need.

Budget: under 400 dollars CAD.

7950 is tempting as is the 670, but I'm thinkin a 7870 if it does what I need and is the cheapest option.
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Budget: under 400 dollars CAD.
7950 is tempting as is the 670, but I'm thinkin a 7870 if it does what I need and is the cheapest option.

fantastic deals on HD 7950 OC.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991

Sapphire HD 7950 950 mhz edition has a HD 7970 design with 8 pin + 6 pin power. comes with the fastest clocks out of the box. I would recommend that card. Bu the other 2 are also very good. Gigabyte looks to have the best cooler. so pick what you like. thumb.gif
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7870,7950
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The 7950 presents the best value out of this bunch, but I feel you on the lowest price thing. Also, here are the newegg.ca links HD7870, HD7950, GTX670. It's cheaper than tigerdirect.ca but I haven't looked at memoryexpress or directcanada yet. They usually have the best prices up north.
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The thing is DP Adapters I'm screwed either way aren't I?
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Well, you're only playing things at what? 3840x1024? I think any of those card would do fine for you. Between 7870, 7950, 670, I'd agree that the 7950 is looking like a good price/performance card for you.
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Couldn't a 6950 or 6970 do this?
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The thing is DP Adapters I'm screwed either way aren't I?

There are adapters like you said, not sure what you are asking. DP is the best port for display over any other ports such as HDMI, DVI-D and etc.
     
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