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HIS 6850 any good?

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So I've been spending ridiculous amounts of time pouring over cards, looking at what to upgrade to, and I think I'm finally ready to pull the trigger as I've found an HIS H685F1GD Radeon 6850 New In Box for $140 (shipped, no rebates). This seems like the best price-to-performance buy as it seems to outperform the gtx460 while drawing low power and producing low noise.

But on the flip the deal seems a lil too good to be true, since most 6850s are running ~$170-$180 still. So is there anything I should be concerned with about this particular card? I know in general they're not the best overclockers at stock voltage, but if that's the only drawback I'm not super worried.
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they will be alright on stock i guess.
    
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they are pretty good. mine can oc up tp 1020mhz stable atm so meh. still for 140 go for it
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Not bad but when it comes to brand I think that might be a user preference. Review Review Review, before you buy. Make sure that it will last.
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on ref cards it is user preference but on cards like this its more who has the better quality card. the his is good and is a reference design so it would be pretty good
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Not bad but when it comes to brand I think that might be a user preference. Review Review Review, before you buy. Make sure that it will last.
Good advice, I will continue to look into it, I've just found that the good people at overclock.net sometimes know the skinny on things that might be missed in reviews (like when reading tons of PSU reviews, I asked on oc.net and someone mentioned all the reviews were useless as the manufacturer changed for that line of psu ha!). So it never hurts to check!

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Well, I don't mean to start a ati vs nvidia war, so I will just say that they are very similarly performing cards. Benchmarks will change from setup to setup, and that article is focused on overclocking comparisons. The GTX 460 FTW that gets ~7% more performance (from the articles wrap up) costs > $100 more than what I am looking at.
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