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Well my 8600 gts finally blew so i'm looking for a cheap replacement under $200 that will last me atleast two years. My resolution is 1680x1050 and games i'm looking to max out or near max are, league of legends, tf2, css, battlefield 2 bad company, and battlefield 3 when it comes out
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6870
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gtx 470's can be had in our marketplace for that price
    
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He said under 200 lol.

You can normally find a gtx 470 under 200 bucks in the for sale threads here.
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I personally had a gigabyte GV-R577SO-1GD 5770 for a while and loved it. I wasn't able to overclock it much but it comes stock overclocked compared to reg 5770 speeds. It maxed out BFBC 2 for me no problem. Its around $120 after mail in rebate on the egg. I saw a couple 5850's for slightly less than 200 on there as well. I know several people who have overclocked those to speeds exceeding the stock speeds of a 5870. As far as the graphics for BF 3... I here they are going to be pretty hardware intensive so idk what to tell you there. just rumors though


I second the 6870 if you can save up a little more. Just to be prepared for the future
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post #6 of 23
used, 470
new 6850
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Yes 5770's are also great budget performers
    
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post #8 of 23
Used 470 would easily be the best buy. Otherwise you can probably find a new 460/6850 for 160-180.
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
He said under 200 lol.

You can normally find a gtx 470 under 200 bucks in the for sale threads here.
Some 6870s are under $200, after a mail-in-rebate.

The guy just had his 8600GTS die out on him after who knows how long, I assumed he would want something fresh and new. IMO a GTX 470 isn't a very good recommendation for a new card today, it's very power hungry and difficult to OC because it's stock temps are way too damn high. I would know, I own two of them.
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post #10 of 23
Sapphire 6870 is the perfect choice.

10% off w/ promo code VGA5546, ends 2/18 = $197.99 Free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102913
Also comes with a $10 gift card

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