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This is my build so far, sorry for quality, im planning to drop around 750 on a new comp but still havent decided on a graph card, i was thinking of a diamond HD5850 for 185, i play at low resolutions but would like plenty of headroom if i ever get the ability to see smaller res (eye doctors appointment in a few days), so if anyone has a better solution for price/performance video card let me know, also please look over my build and see if i can get better parts for the same price/cheaper. But dont try and post an ASUS M4870353478589347534895734895734895734895734EVO or whatever, they all run at 16/4 PCI-e bandwith and i am ONLY going to consider boards with 8/8.
Right now my cost is 540$
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102913
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ya good choice, but are there cheaper ones? tho i did hear that 6870 > 5850, ill keep that in mind but im not sure i wan to blow ALL of the extra money on a video card, 210 is just a limit, maybe a cheaper card with a few bucks left over to get a better RAM set or sumthin.
plus that card is 10$ over and im looking to stay at 750$ strictly.
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That card is $220 - $20 instant rebate - $20 MIR = $180.
$20 off w/ promo code VGA687SAP, ends 2/13
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There's a refurbished PNY GTX470 on newegg right now for like $189 or something. Grab it. It'll be the better card. Followed by a HD6870 / HD5870, then followed by a HD5850 / HD6850.
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That card is $220 - $20 instant rebate - $20 MIR = $180.
$20 off w/ promo code VGA687SAP, ends 2/13
O i didnt see that, well either way i dont trust MIR's anyway, but thats a good deal either way, but i need to buy this and not have to wait for some company to ship me money.
plus looks fugly
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Heres a 5850 if you want a cheap one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-085-_-Product

Once overclocked, it matches a stock 5870.
    
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There's a refurbished PNY GTX470 on newegg right now for like $189 or something. Grab it. It'll be the better card. Followed by a HD6870 / HD5870, then followed by a HD5850 / HD6850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133341
    
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Heres a 5850 if you want a cheap one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-085-_-Product

Once overclocked, it matches a stock 5870.
ya, thats the one i was looking at, too bad they discontinued the powercolor ones, they were 170$ shipped, i ahve one of those right now.
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There's a refurbished PNY GTX470 on newegg right now for like $189 or something. Grab it. It'll be the better card. Followed by a HD6870 / HD5870, then followed by a HD5850 / HD6850.
HD5850 =/= GTX470
HD6870 slightly faster than HD5850
HD5870 much faster than HD6870
HD6850 slightly faster or slower than HD5830.
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