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You guys may have seen me last month asking what card to replace my 6850 for 1080p gaming.
Well ive got the funds now but im not sure on what to do.


1. Get the VTX3D R9 270X - currently cheapest available in my country at $179, its a new brand but ive researched and it seems its owned by TUL, the same company behind powercolor

2. Get a slightly used HD7870 - $156, should still have a few months left in store warranty

3. Get a crossfire motherboard and and another HD6850 - will cost about $167 but will give me an upgrade path to FX8350

4. something else? like go for a cpu/mobo upgrade instead?
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the 68xx cards are mining darlings and consequently waaay overpriced. this is both good and bad for you, in that you don not want to buy one but you can get good money on ebay for what you got.

IMHO buy the 270x, it will be easier to get drivers for in the long run. When it comes in, replace your video card and sell the 6850. Use the money to upgrade your mobo.
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I'd just opt for the R9 270X, selling your current HD 6850. It will handle gaming at 1080p for quite a while.
    
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Does the VTX3D have reference cooling?
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yeah get the 270x  vtx is good value

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Do you still have that Aerocool Strike-X?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

Does the VTX3D have reference cooling?
i dont know if its reference pcb, its this card http://www.vtx3d.com/products_features.asp?id=170
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Do you still have that Aerocool Strike-X?
yes i still have that psu, isnt it good enough for one 270x?
http://www.aerocool.com.tw/power-supply/strike-x/80.html
Edited by edalbkrad - 1/12/14 at 9:13am
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I love my cards if that helps any. They run bf4 on ultra with ease.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

i dont know if its reference pcb, its this card http://www.vtx3d.com/products_features.asp?id=170
yes i still have that psu, isnt it good enough for one 270x?
http://www.aerocool.com.tw/power-supply/strike-x/80.html

that cooling is good. I would get that card if you agree with its performance.(which is good)


and it seems like a good enough psu for a R9 270X(it seems that its made by andyson)
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All right guys, thanks for all the nice input.
How does this card compare to an HD7950?
I cant find any benchmark for this model.
This might be the same card but with different hsf http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/vtx3d-r9-270x-x-edition-review/
My board is also PCIe 2.0, will it be enough? how about my cpu?


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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

that cooling is good. I would get that card if you agree with its performance.(which is good)
and it seems like a good enough psu for a R9 270X(it seems that its made by andyson)
Could you explain further why you think its good cooling?
The other 270x models by powercolor and sapphire all have 2 fans.
Although I like this vtx model because of lower price, I also like the wide gaps beneath the shroud. It should be easier to clean.
Its difficult to clean my old 6850 and I dont want all that trouble again.

Also how'd you know which company made my psu just by looking at it? smile.gif
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