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Which one do you suggest me to buy? I will overclock it of course so dont choose the fastest one and tell it to me. My budget is 150 pounds MAX!!!thanks

am going to use it externally using my laptop! can you also suggest me a good powersupply for it? am only going to use this powersupply to just power up that card!!! rep will be given
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6870! That's around $200 if I'm not mistaken. Not sure of the exchange rate, but should be right about your budget.

EDIT: $200 USD = 124 Pounds, says Google.
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6850, no question dude. Overclocks like crazy, I can get 200mhz higher than the stock clock with my 6850's, can't say the same for most other gpu's out there. The 6870 is pretty crappy, I had one, and it only oc'd 30mhz higher than the stock clock, huge disappointment.
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6870 great bang for the $$
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6850, no question dude. Overclocks like crazy, I can get 200mhz higher than the stock clock with my 6850's, can't say the same for most other gpu's out there. The 6870 is pretty crappy, I had one, and it only oc'd 30mhz higher than the stock clock, huge disappointment.
really?? they design them in the same time so the hardware is the same (i think)

so you telling me that 6850 oced is better than 6870 ? btw does it worth to look back to 5xxx ??thanks! repted once
    
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6850 and flash it to 6970
Not sure if that's a typo, but that can't be done. Only the 2GB reference models of the 6950 can be flashed to the 6970.
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No just get the 6 series much smoother if you want to Xfire later too.

EDIT: And as Ipwnnubletz said 6800 series can't be flashed for more performance. Only the Ref. 6950 2GB models can.
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Not sure if that's a typo, but that can't be done. Only the 2GB reference models of the 6950 can be flashed to the 6970.
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6850, no question dude. Overclocks like crazy, I can get 200mhz higher than the stock clock with my 6850's, can't say the same for most other gpu's out there. The 6870 is pretty crappy, I had one, and it only oc'd 30mhz higher than the stock clock, huge disappointment.
This, ignore the bottom hating on the 6870 but still
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6870! That's around $200 if I'm not mistaken. Not sure of the exchange rate, but should be right about your budget.

EDIT: $200 USD = 124 Pounds, says Google.
or This

I have, in fact, been looking into upgrading to two Gigabyte 6870s or 6850s, depending on how much cash i can work up.
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really?? they design them in the same time so the hardware is the same (i think)

so you telling me that 6850 oced is better than 6870 ? btw does it worth to look back to 5xxx ??thanks! repted once
At the same speeds, the 6870 will be faster of course, but if you look at bang for the buck, the 6850 wins hands down. Plus the 6850 can generally be overclocked higher above the stock clock then the 6870 can, since the 6870's stock clock is so high.

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This, ignore the bottom hating on the 6870 but still
I mean, the 6870 isn't a bad card, it just isn't that great of an overclocker, at least the sample I had wasn't. I ordered mine on release, it was a reference. It's really hit and miss with the 6870, some clock decent, others clock horribly.
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