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post #1 of 50
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If you knew that the 6950 2gb was going to break the bank would you still order it anyways.. Right now I have 300 Total & I didnt want to be broke because lets face it i lost my job but I need a new video card cause my 4890 isnt cutting it.

I want to order tonight but im torn. I want to so press send payment @ egg for the 6950 2gb badly lol they all have 20 dollar rebates except the 560

5870 @ 224
MSI 560 - 258
6950 1gb - 268
6950 2gb - 279

It sucks when you have so little to work with.
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post #2 of 50
Why is the 6xxx series a neccesity at this point? Aern't there 7series cards coming out sooner than later?
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post #3 of 50
Buy a new GPU when you have paid car bills, house rent, etc. Family first, then PC.

Now, if your a teen and this is "disposable income" , then emptying your bank is normal.
6950 is a good card, but if you can get a 6870 for cheaper then grab that.
post #4 of 50
Well you'd be able to get by just fine at 1920x1080 with the 5870 if you wanted to save the most $ of that list.
(IIRC it was typically a little better at launch - not sure if newer drivers have changed that though).

You could always save a few extra bucks as well by buying used - esp. if it's a brand that uses serial # / DOM based warranties like Asus, Gigabyte etc.
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Im not sure since i havent followed any newer video cards
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im wondering with the 5870 is the tessellation really bad with the card?
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post #7 of 50
What's holding you back with the 4890? It still holds it own pretty well, so if you don't need to upgrade now, wait. Especially if things are tight. One reason why I still have mine.
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post #8 of 50
If you need a card so desperately considering your on a 4890, get a 6950 and unlock it into a 6970.
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post #9 of 50
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my 4890 has so many problems i dont know where to begin. it has died twice & been baked twice. It wont play almost any games in DX10 & it has a major fan problem where you have to set a % in order for it to stay running or it wont really run at all

Its basically on its last legs at this point & I know it wont last long. Im really thinking 6950 2gb & unlock it leaves me 21 buck left. I hate money
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Get a Zotac GTX 465 from the egg for $139.99 after MIB.
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