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You are a lucky guy to have a girlfriend who knows what a video card is. I'm jealous. My girlfriend is getting outdated, time for an upgrade LOL

If the 6950s still unlock, get one of those or a 560ti.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261099

Free JC2 + mafia 2 coup with it and its a 2Gb 560 TI for $280.

only thing you would have to do is have it shipped somewhere other then your home.

lol don't you just love VA.............pfft i hate it sometimes.
    
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Get this MSI 570. Just slightly below $300. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-568-_-Product
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LOL @ thread viewers.
I say a 560/470/6950, also whats the powersupply for her pc?
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Get this MSI 570. Just slightly below $300. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-568-_-Product
why spend $318 on a 1280mb card when he can get a 2gb for 280 from palit?
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why spend that on a 1280mb card when he can get a 2gb palit with jc2 and mafia 2 for 280?
VRAM doesn't matter unless you're going over 2560x1440.
    
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Originally Posted by banging34hzs View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261099

Free JC2 + mafia 2 coup with it and its a 2Gb 560 TI for $280.

only thing you would have to do is have it shipped somewhere other then your home.

lol don't you just love VA.............pfft i hate it sometimes.
I'd have to get it shipped to the neighbors house. they aren't the techy types so they wouldn't know what newegg even is. lol.
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VRAM doesn't matter unless you're going over 2560x1440.
And I was thinkin something along these lins as well. Glad someone else had a similar thought.
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VRAM doesn't matter unless you're going over 2560x1440.
make it so that he can add another screen later...

more suggestions,

a Pair of GTX 460's,

A HD6950 + dinner out.

A GTX470.

As well as my other suggestion.
Edited by banging34hzs - 2/23/11 at 11:11am
    
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lol people saying to get a 6950 if it unlocks is a joke imo. there is a articale on here that shows the 6950 2gb vs 1gb vs some other cards. He did a test with unlocking the 6950 and just a straight oc to it vs other cards in the price range. The diff between the unlocked and oc 6950 eas very minute @ best i think it was a 3% gain not sure so dont quote me on that. Best thing i can say is go for the 6950 cause it is a great card for ur money but at the say time just OC it cause its not worth maybe messing up ur card to Unlock it and the benifits arent worth it really. and actually the 6950 1g is better unless she plans on using more than 1 monitor
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