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Here I go again asking questions. I'm a student and I find it hard to stretch my budget easily. The best upgrade I can do is a new power supply and either a 6850/6870. The reason I'm getting a new power supply its because I really know mine isn't good. This build is like years ago and the power supply is degrading and besides newer power supplies have better efficiency. So is it alright if I go for a Gigabyte 6850 Windforce? Just wondering. If not I might just go for a 6870 Non Reference Sapphire. And a XFX 650W power supply.

Thank you.
The Gigabyte one isn't bad but the more recent versions dont have voltage tweaking support so it would be better to get a Sapphire or ASUS if you want that. Otherwise the Gigabyte one is a great card. If you really can't stretch to a 6870 then a 6850 will do fine. Most overclock really well and can match the 6870s performance pretty easily.
    
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I'll see what I can do since its still at the end of the month. Price drops fast. So I think I'll be able to get the 6870. Thanks for the inputs. I'll decide when I have the money because my plans keep changing since its not easy.
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The Gigabyte one isn't bad but the more recent versions dont have voltage tweaking support so it would be better to get a Sapphire or ASUS if you want that. Otherwise the Gigabyte one is a great card. If you really can't stretch to a 6870 then a 6850 will do fine. Most overclock really well and can match the 6870s performance pretty easily.
i dont like comapring the oced lower card to stock higher card. this is just stupid. the higher card can be oced to and it will be in front again. comparing should always be done at stock vs stock.
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i dont like comapring the oced lower card to stock higher card. this is just stupid. the higher card can be oced to and it will be in front again. comparing should always be done at stock vs stock.
True. If you have the money, you should always buy the faster (stock) card but some people can't afford the more expensive ones.
    
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True. If you have the money, you should always buy the faster (stock) card but some people can't afford the more expensive ones.
in that moment rebates come with help
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in that moment rebates come with help
No rebates here my friend.. (outside the US)
    
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well in poland we had a vertex 3d 6870 at price of cheapest 6850. now in germany i can see that powercolor got a 6870 with price very close to the cheapest 6850 search it and you will find it
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Not like that here in the UK.
    
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zabz... get out from there to better world
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Just found out last night how loud the fan on my Diamond HD 6870 is. Even at 60% Fan speed. Is fan setting on automatic reliable when overclocking? Cant find fan presets for temps on auto. How do I adjust auto settings in auto mode? I would rather only hear fan when it hits a certain temp.
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