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You mean the Vapor editon one? The one trhey have for $369 ? I would like to try something like that if I definitely got more performance out of it and was able to dell my 2- 6870's for a decent price so as not to have to throw too much out of pocket.

the sapphire HD 7950 vapor-x comes at USD 370.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

the sapphire 950 mhz with dual x cooler comes at USD 350. your HD 6870s can be sold for USD 100 - 110 each. So that means you have to spend another USD 130 to USD 150 depending on which model you want. here is a comparison of HD 7950 OC

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Flex/31.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7850_PCS_Plus/9.html

BF3 1920 X 1200 4x AA

HD 7950 (1025) - 69.7
HD 6870 - 31.4

http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7950-iceq-turbo-review/23
http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7950-iceq-turbo-review/19

HD 7950 (1125) - 71
HD 6870 - 31

HD 6870 CF normally will perform at 1.8x HD 6870. HD 7950 (1100 Mhz) performs more than 2x HD 6870. Sell your HD 6870s and grab one of the 2 above mentioned HD 7950 OC cards.
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That's true what you say about selling my 6870's and using that money towards a 7970. But if I do go that route instead of waitting for the 8000 series I have to get a 7970 and it has to be at least a GHZ edition. The only way I'll go 7950 or 7870 is if I can get 2 for Crossfire. I know it's alil off topic but since you kinda metioned it how much do you think I can get for 2 6870's? Both are XFX's one is a reference card and the other is a non-reference one. The non reference is about 3 moths old and I still have the box and all paperwork and accesories for it.

7950 would be good enough, you could always add a second/third later too - You can't do that with the 6870's.
As I said, I got my 7950 dirt cheap so that's why I jumped on it.. But I'd assume you'd get $100-$120+ish.

Maybe if you take pics and put up an appraisal? I did that with mine and people reckoned $120 each. smile.gif
They were MSI 6850's though, one with 2 years warranty and the other with 2 and a half years warranty. Both have transferable warranty too. You might want to check that out to see how much warranty etc they have left smile.gif

With my 7950 I plan to run BF3 on Ultra, compared to my 6850's running it on ultra/high with stutters and such sometimes.
 
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7950 would be good enough, you could always add a second/third later too - You can't do that with the 6870's.
As I said, I got my 7950 dirt cheap so that's why I jumped on it.. But I'd assume you'd get $100-$120+ish.
Maybe if you take pics and put up an appraisal? I did that with mine and people reckoned $120 each. smile.gif
They were MSI 6850's though, one with 2 years warranty and the other with 2 and a half years warranty. Both have transferable warranty too. You might want to check that out to see how much warranty etc they have left smile.gif
With my 7950 I plan to run BF3 on Ultra, compared to my 6850's running it on ultra/high with stutters and such sometimes.
I have the XFX's that both have transferable lifetime warrantees.
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I have the XFX's that both have transferable lifetime warrantees.

Well that's a bonus, If you were to sell them I'd put them on eBay if that's possible? (If you have a good seller rating too).
Because people around here seem to know how "good" XFX are with warranties tongue.gif
 
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Well that's a bonus, If you were to sell them I'd put them on eBay if that's possible? (If you have a good seller rating too).
Because people around here seem to know how "good" XFX are with warranties tongue.gif

What do you mean ? Are they bad with their wanrantees ? I haven't had to deal with them yet. But one card I've had for about 6 months and the other 3 months.
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What do you mean ? Are they bad with their wanrantees ? I haven't had to deal with them yet. But one card I've had for about 6 months and the other 3 months.

I've heard bad stories of XFX and their RMA's. You'd still get more money on eBay.
I sold my entire Q9400 rig for this Ivy Bridge rig and I think it costed me $50 in total! tongue.gif
 
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Okay guys, I just bought a 6850 by Powercolor for 99 bucks -NEW so couldn't pass it up... I already have a 6870 by sapphire and should already be in the club but here's my information about my 6850 as wll. I didn't see my username in the 6870 list btw.



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Sry for the dbl post but I forgot to let yall know to check out my "blue-and-black" build log!!
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Got 2x Gigabyte HD6850s. Amazing cards, especially for the price.


    
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What do you mean ? Are they bad with their wanrantees ? I haven't had to deal with them yet. But one card I've had for about 6 months and the other 3 months.
A turd in a box with a lifetime warranty is still a turd.
XFX motherboard voltage regulators burnt in less than a year(few years back).
XFX video card fan fell apart literally in less 6 months(couple years back).
The problem with the card was easy to find once I figured out where the loud scary clicking noise was coming from.The fan was still working and slipped down and starting hitting the screws on the card bellow it.Turns out the fan was held together by a plastic clip that wore out.XFX would not return my money on either product but offered to replace the card and I refused.The last thing I needed was a new time bomb in my tower as the new card would have the same issue.
I put an aftermarket cooler on the video card and its run fine since.The motherboard I still have and will never throw out.Its a very pretty board in perfect condition except for the burn.lol

What better reminder never to buy another XFX product.

I truthfully hope you never have these issues and im sorry for the rant but I cant stand that company.
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