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This is the best 6850 out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125348

The review speaks for itself:
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/364...ked/index.html

The standard version (as opposed to the factory OC version) fares much better overclocking, and allows for voltage changes in Afterburner/Trixx too.

I got mine to over 1ghz core, running at higher than stock 6870 and close to OC 6870 speeds, whilst the dual-fan setup runs VERY cool and quiet.

Highly recommended ...
Edited by willibj - 1/22/11 at 2:43pm
 
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Ok so I'm down 2 cards now Should I get the 5870 or the 6870. I'm going to buy a couple of game and give them a try. Also what games would you recommend. I like first person shooters. I read that the 5870 is faster them the 6870?
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Get 5970.
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Ok so I'm down 2 cards now Should I get the 5870 or the 6870. I'm going to buy a couple of game and give them a try. Also what games would you recommend. I like first person shooters. I read that the 5870 is faster them the 6870?
The 5870 is faster as a single card, but the 6870 is better in Crossfire. So if you plan on going crossfire get the 6870, if not go for the 5870.
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The 5870 is faster as a single card, but the 6870 is better in Crossfire. So if you plan on going crossfire get the 6870, if not go for the 5870.
I could make the 6870 faster then the 5870? I may go crossfire if I get into gaming.
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yep those games should run fine on a 5770 , anything more will be overkill for that system .. BUT i dooo reccomend you get a 5850 or 6850 as stated they are great gfx cards and will see your wife having no issues in the future with gaming ...

I had a core 2 duo with an r5770 , did well but then i pulled that out and got a 5850 and i saw much improvment ... Note your cpu will struggle with a high end gfx card so save your money and get a 6850 something .. will be plenty for what you want .
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yep those games should run fine on a 5770 , anything more will be overkill for that system .. BUT i dooo reccomend you get a 5850 or 6850 as stated they are great gfx cards and will see your wife having no issues in the future with gaming ...
After the gpu upgrade I'm upgranding to a qaud with 4Gb+ of better ram.

EDIT: I may wanna switch case also. lol
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After the gpu upgrade I'm upgranding to a qaud with 4Gb+ of better ram.

EDIT: I may wanna switch case also. lol
Once you get your quad , get a semi decent cpu cooler and clock that upto 3.8 - 4ghz and pair that with a 6850 , you will be playing all the latest games with relative ease in the mid to high settings at 1650x1080 .
    
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