Originally Posted by Bassdoken
I've noticed a lot of people have 6870s, but only a few have 6850s. This makes me sad because I'm part of the minority.
Fear not! for I am here. I just bought a Gigabyte 6850 today! Its installed, I'm just waiting on my ram to come in next week so I can see if my new rig works or if I have to problem solve head aches away.
I went for the 6850 over the 6870 for 4 reasons listed below in no particular order:
-crossfire later when I get into newer games (I'm still thinking L4D2 is new
-low power consumption (want to go crossfire with 750w PSU, this gives me a bit of leeway)
-XFX black edition PSU is semi modular, and has 2 6/8 pin wires in its ponytail, and in the attempt at keeping a reasonably clean look to my mid size case, I figured using both of those for 2 seperate GPU's would be nicer than using 4 cables for 2 6870's.
Anyway I forgot to make a sign saying I <3 Overclock.net next to it, but I'll do that tomorrow! For now, see this as my evidence, if not