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Should I wait to buy a video card with the new 6990 coming out? Will prices on other video cards drop, perhaps even a little.

Looking to spend $150 on a new video card, upgrading from what is in my sig. Please help. Was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127490 , but I am willing to spend maybe a little more it being my birthday this weekend.

Any suggestions would help
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post #2 of 66
Don't wait. Most midrange cards are going to play the most recent and future games.

Prices will always drop, you can play that game until you're blue in the face.

Compared to your current 3870, you'll be happy with anything in your price range.
Edited by Trogdor - 2/28/11 at 11:55am
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post #3 of 66
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Originally Posted by Singledigit View Post
Should I wait to buy a video card with the new 6990 coming out? Will prices on other video cards drop, perhaps even a little.

Looking to spend $150 on a new video card, upgrading from what is in my sig. Please help. Was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127490 , but I am willing to spend maybe a little more it being my birthday this weekend.

Any suggestions would help
i dont think any current cards are going to drop once the high end stuff comes out...usually only when a new generation comes along or competition.
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i dont think any current cards are going to drop once the high end stuff comes out...usually only when a new generation comes along or competition.
This. Your not going to be able to get a 6990 with 150$ dollars so buy whatever card you have your eyes on.

Technology and prices change too much to wait. By the time you the card you had your eyes on drops, the next card will be around the corner 2 weeks later and so on.
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If you REALLY want to upgrade, don't get a 5770. Especially since the rest or your rig can support much better in the GPU department. I had 3870's in Crossfire; it was a nice set-up. I'm partial to nVidia/EVGA. Get something like this, now $170 w/ rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130570

OR wait, save and get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604
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post #6 of 66
No offense, but no one here knows what they're talking about.

There are only two things you should get (and you definitely should since nothing new is going to be released any time soon):

GTX 460 - 106$ AR -GET THIS!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...axy-_-14162058

HD 6950 - 225$ AR which I can't recommend seeing how cheap the 460 is.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ech-_-14102921
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You could always splurge on one of these babies.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-349-_-Product
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post #8 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
No offense, but no one here knows what they're talking about.

There are only two things you should get (and you definitely should since nothing new is going to be released any time soon):

GTX 460 - 106$ AR -GET THIS!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...axy-_-14162058

HD 6950 - 225$ AR which I can't recommend seeing how cheap the 460 is.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ech-_-14102921
That 460 is not the 1GB vesion. Depending on his monitor the 1GB version could be a worthly upgrade. Granted there are better deals than the EVGA the guy posted above.
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That 460 is not the 1GB vesion. Depending on his monitor the 1GB version could be a worthly upgrade. Granted there are better deals than the EVGA the guy posted above.
Would like at least 1gb since im Running Dual monitor setup. 1 24" and 1 22"
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post #10 of 66
Yeah that 5770 is a good upgrade, but I'd say spend a little more and grab a 5870, which is better as a single card or go 6870 if you want dx11 with better crossfire scaling support. You can also opt for a 560 ti, if you're willing to spend a bit more.
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