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I'm looking to get rid of my sapphire 7850 oc edition, I'll let it go for 150$ shipped. Got it back in June, need to get a 4gb 670 ftw.
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So go 4 it u guys think? Ah worse case senario ill offer him like 230 if he says no 20 dollars isnt gonna change my life anyway lol,at least ill have a decent gpu set-up.I will post some pics tommorow after i get back and hopefully get some benchmarks going as well! Very excited!thumb.gif
     
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Hey thanks 4 the offer sway 20- but i think iam gonna stick to the 5870s for now.....u can maybe try ocn matketplace? I will spread the word around what u have 4 sale if that will help u in any way?
     
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Hey thanks 4 the offer sway 20- but i think iam gonna stick to the 5870s for now.....u can maybe try ocn matketplace? I will spread the word around what u have 4 sale if that will help u in any way?

No prob, I'm not in any hurry just hoping to get it by months end.

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Hey thanks 4 the offer sway 20- but i think iam gonna stick to the 5870s for now.....u can maybe try ocn matketplace? I will spread the word around what u have 4 sale if that will help u in any way?

225 - 250 bucks for hd 5870 cf . thats not a good idea when a Sapphire HD 7950 boost is selling for USD 280 after mail in rebate with 3 awesome games for free. very positive user reviews. if you are short on case you easily sell the 3 games for 50 - 60 bucks. but i recommend you keep the games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

the HD 7950 boost is easily faster than HD 5870 CF. HD 5870 tesselation and compute performance are very poor. CF scaling and micro stuttering are problems you will face. overall worse experience , more power , heat . Its just not wise decision.

HD 7950 boost runs at 925 mhz boost clocks. easily overclocks to 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz and matches HD 7970 Ghz. clock for clock HD 7950 IS 3 - 6% slower than HD 7970.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/34761-amd-hd-7950-vs-hd-7970-clocks/?page=3

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/page4.html

BF3 1920 X 1200 4x AA

HD 7970 Ghz - 83
HD 7950 boost - 68
HD 6950 - 37 (HD 5870 won't even match HD 6950 in DX11 games because of poor tesselation performance)

the HD 7950 boost is the all round better option. OP invest wisely. don't waste your money on a used HD 5870 CF
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Ok guys after a very frustrating day lol ive went ahead and orderd my 1st Radeon 6870 hd....That guy with the used 5870s was acting shady plus i learned they are 3 years old so i didnt wanna take the gamble! On the other hand I got lucky and managed to buy a brand-new 6870 for 100 dollars even! My wife added the rest and said it was on her( very sweet!) I think ill pick-up another one in a few weeks and throw them together for some cf action lol! Then monitor upgrade,then ssd and iam officialy done with this rig and i can start my new Intel rig! Thanks everyone 4 all your feedback I would be so blind without u guys.....Btw the guy with the 5870s lowerd his price down to 150 just thought id let u guys know lol,i turned it down beacuse he had 2 diffrent cards-1 from xfx and the other from saphire......That would annoy me 2 death-coluldnt live with it haha:thumb:
     
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Iam gonna look into getting either a 7950 or 7970 for my upcoming intel build.......thumb.gif
     
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Iam gonna look into getting either a 7950 or 7970 for my upcoming intel build.......thumb.gif

You might want to look at an 8xxx series card when they come out. All depends on when your making the Intel build.
     
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Yeah i just orderd 2 radeon 6870s for my amd rig.... when do the 8000 series come out?
     
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Yeah i just orderd 2 radeon 6870s for my amd rig.... when do the 8000 series come out?

Probably this month or next month (based on past years).
     
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