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I went ahead and brought the shell shocker deal on the hd 5870 2gb because I had a $25 dollar gift card as well, so it really ended up costing me $155 after rebates.

But after doing a little research, I realized that the card was designed for E6 (obviously hence the 2gb).
The thing is, I got the galaxy 460 (my sig) for free after rebates and selling my old 9800gt, and I was considering selling it and use this card since its a $50 upgrade after selling my 460...
Some people were saying, its not that good of a deal unless you actually use the E6 support...
But should I just sell the 5870 card and keep the 460?


really, all I game is dirt 2, bc2, css and any source engine game... I do plan on playing starcraft 2, crysis 2 (if its any good lol) and battlefield 3 soon...
    
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You don't HAVE to hook up 6 monitors, but I'd keep the 5870 and enjoy the extra frame buffer
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post #3 of 14
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You don't HAVE to hook up 6 monitors, but I'd keep the 5870 and enjoy the extra frame buffer
Yeah, I dont play on getting another monitor any time soon, which is why I am wondering if I should resell it as 460 is enough unless bf3 is heavy on gpu power.

I would sure love the extra power no doubt.
    
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post #4 of 14
a 5870 2 gig will kill a 460

Faster than a 470 I think, or as fast
post #5 of 14
Yeah the 5870 is the better card. Does your monitor have a display port? If not you will need an adaptor so keep that in mind.
 
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post #6 of 14
this 5870 is a sweet card. Just because you can hook up 6 monitors doesnt mean anything. Your 460 has nothing on the 5870 you made a great purchase

Get rid of the 460 since its a bit outdated now anyways & enjoy the 5870
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post #7 of 14
My 5870 will let me max out crysis!!! Lol! Threadrape!
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Sell the 460, keep the 5870.
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post #10 of 14
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I guess I'll be spending $50 to keep the 5870 now.

Hopefully there will be no more "steal" deals on graphic cards or I will upgrade and sell this card... again.

Althought question: If i keep the 460 and sell the other one for profits ($50 or so) do you think there will be another card for sale soon that will kill this deal, or not for a while?
    
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