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So I have recently upgraded to a new computer.
Phenom ii x4 955
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and i have a old XFX 6570 from my old PC

So i have been looking at either the Sapphire radeon hd 6850 or the Sapphire radeon hd 6870, I will mostly be playing at a screen resolution of 1680x1050. Occasionally 1920x1080. So i was really thinking i want the 6870 because on newegg both those cards are getting really cheap and i was just going to wait to upgrade but my thirst for getting a new card has ran out lol. So for the 6850 its 120$ with mail in rebate and when i saw that i was amazed. and its 150$ for the 6870. And even 170$ for a 6950. The 6950 is kind of expensive even though it would be 20$ more than the 6870. LIke i know for future games that would be the way to go. Im just unsure if i really want to spend 170 on it. So i would really like to know your opinions on what i should get and what not. I was leaning towards the 6870 over the 6850. So yeah they are all the Sapphire brand also. The 6850 and 6870 are 1gb VRam and the 6950 is 2gb. Thanks for your guys' help.(:
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7850
Overclock you cpu to 3.6ghz or higher
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i wasnt really wanting to spend 200$.
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Originally Posted by Taylorgp View Post

i wasnt really wanting to spend 200$.

a gtx 480 enough said, you could get one for $150 thumb.gif.
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where would i get one for that cheap?
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If your Looking to spend around the $100 Mark Then this world be a good choice - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121642

There are other versions of the 7770 For Alot Cheaper.
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How about a Radeon 7850 you should be able to get one for less the $200 ($179.99 on newegg). --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

or the 2GB version for $199 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998
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Hmm that does sound really nice. The 7850 out performs the 6950? I can get a 6950 off newegg for $179.99 that card has 2gb too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102954
post #9 of 21
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Yeah that card is good but id rather spend a little more to get better even if i dont want to spend the money. (;
post #10 of 21
OP for a 1680 x 1050 monitor get a HD 7850 2GB. do no think about just today's games , but also games coming out in 2013 and 2014. HD 7850 is the minimum card for playing the latest games at high settings. HD 7850 overclocks very well. At 1 Ghz it matches GTX 570 and at 1.2 Ghz GTX 580. also runs cool and quite. get the sapphire HD 7850 2GB for USD 190 after rebate. Also do not go for 1 GB version as its just not enough even for today's games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998
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