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replacing my gtx 285 that blew up.

all prices in CAD.

temps, noise, power not an issue.

canadacomputers.com
ncix.com

or some other site. I AM NOT ORDERING ONLINE
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A 6870 or the gtx 560Ti
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post #3 of 17
Fastest cards you can get for $200 CAD are the Radeon HD 6870 and the EVGA GTX 460 1GB SSC+. They're both within spitting distance of each other when it comes to performance. None of them will OC much, though.

EDIT: didn't see you mention that you won't be buying online. Well, prices will vary throughout stores, and just from checking you'll need to downgrade to a Radeon HD 6850 if you want in-store. I'd say it's not worth it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by samuel002 View Post
A 6870 or the gtx 560Ti
560 Ti is $30 over budget. For that much, the Radeon HD 6950 1GB is faster.
    
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post #5 of 17
Radeon 6870 (I recommend Sapphire or XFX) ~$180-190 with rebates
or MSI N460GTX Hawk ~$180
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560 Ti
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post #7 of 17
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the 560ti is $30-$50 above budget.

and it has to be below $200 before rebate.

ncix has the 465GE for $185 but it doesnt unlock
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post #8 of 17
5870/6870/6950

- obz
post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyuo9980 View Post
the 560ti is $30-$50 above budget.

and it has to be below $200 before rebate.

ncix has the 465GE for $185 but it doesnt unlock
As I said, if you want to buy in-store, you'll have to settle for a Radeon HD 6850 or a GTX 460 1GB. Those will offer the same performance and both are very good OCing. The 6850 is cheaper, though, so I recommend you get that instead.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tyuo9980 View Post
and it has to be below $200 before rebate.

Well then, what about the MSI R6850 Cyclone PE/OC.

It's $190 before rebates... and performs nearly equally to a 6870.
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