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Ok guys i may sell my trusty card later on this week so i am going for an upgrade, i am really at a loss because there are so many cards around that price range.

I think its between a gtx 460 or a 6850 what do you all think and feel free to make any suggestions.
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post #2 of 28
you can pick up a used 470 for that price and most of the people will work with you on an RMA.
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post #3 of 28
If you're willing to spend a bit more, get a 6950 and unlock it to a 6970. 6970 takes out almost all cards at that price range.
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post #4 of 28
there are 2x msi twin frozer II 470's selling for 200ea on evga forums
post #5 of 28
GTX460 all the way, beats the 6850 and serves it for breakfast.


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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
you can pick up a used 470 for that price and most of the people will work with you on an RMA.
Or you can do that too. If you would like you can spend a bit more for a reference 6950 to BIOS Flash into 6970. That's the best deal on the market at the moment.
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I wish i could go with the 69xx but budget is tight really has to be $220
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post #7 of 28
You can get a 6870 for around 220 now cant you?...
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post #8 of 28
I'd get a 6870 if I were in that range.
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post #9 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by amd-dude View Post
I wish i could go with the 69xx but budget is tight really has to be $220
You could get a used one though. If you're looking for new ones 6870 would be your best bet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130616

If you're not worried about a refurb, the GTX 470 above is a good deal.
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post #10 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mannerheim View Post
GTX460 all the way, beats the 6850 and serves it for breakfast.
What are you talking about? Not it doesn't.

Anyways, OP, Get a used GTX 470 or HD 5870, you can pick them up for good prices and both are brilliant cards. Here is an EVGA GTX 470 for $210. You may want to consider a PSU change too, if you go for the 470. Not so sure how good that Diablotek PSU is. I've only heard bad about them.
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