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post #1 of 9
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My 4890 has started making some awful noises. Sounds like the fan is going out.

I don't want to be in the middle of gaming and the card die on me, so I'm looking at upgrading.

I mainly use the computer for playing WOW.

I haven't kept up with video cards lately so I thought I would get some opinions on a good card.

Prefer ATI. $200 or less would be great.

Any Suggesstions??

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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post #2 of 9
If I had $200, and wanted an AMD card...
This is the one I would buy.. Sapphire 6870 1 gig
post #3 of 9
how about the radeon 6850???
but i mean if all you are playing is WOW then you literall only need mabey need the 5550 and that still might be over kill so yeah go with the 5550 if you want to stay with in your low budget go with the 6850 if you just want to have crazy graphics for funzies
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How old is your card? Don't most graphics cards come with a 2 year warranty?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103085
HD5850
Or wait until the 170$ powercolor AX5850 comes back.
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Originally Posted by eggs2see View Post
How old is your card? Don't most graphics cards come with a 2 year warranty?
Yeah, I believe it is under warranty, but I would need something to use while it was sent off.

I figure I'll buy a new one, then send off the old one for warranty and keep it for a backup.
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HiS 6850 on newegg 165$ just baught 2 of them...sick
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post #8 of 9
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From my research on prices on newegg, I'm starting to think it might be worth the extra $50-$60 and get a 2gb model. Not that its needed, but it seems like more bang for the buck.
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post #9 of 9
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I'm leaning towards this one. A little more than I wanted to spend, but looks to have some really good reviews. A lot of reviews say it is really quiet too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127545
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