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i was thinking of selling my card and getting a newer one. want a better card and less energy too. i read somewhere the newer card like the hd5850 are energy saving. i see there hd6xxx too. totaly lost when it comes to video cards just too many. so what should i get for about $150-$175 used.
post #2 of 18
For about 175$ new you have the GTX 460 1GB and the 5850/6850 which perform about the same. Used cards - depends on your luck, but anything better like the 470, 560Ti, 5870, 6870 should be a good deal. Newer cards consume much less on idle and not much more on load while performing quite a bit better than the 4xxx Radeon Series.
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GTS450's are power saving if that's what you are interested in/looking for. Slightly under your budget though.
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post #4 of 18
HD5850/5870/6850/6870, GTX460/470 is what you should be looking for at that price range.
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post #6 of 18
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thinking of bumping it up to $200.00
5870, 6870 or 6950 is this the order in performance?
any thoughts on what to look for and what to stay away.
post #7 of 18
28" Monitor, I would say go with a 6870 at the very least.
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post #8 of 18
I believe it's 6950 > 5870 > 6870.

Get the 2GB reference version of 6950, a lot of them unlock to a 6970.
    
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Originally Posted by valtopps View Post
thinking of bumping it up to $200.00
5870, 6870 or 6950 is this the order in performance?
any thoughts on what to look for and what to stay away.
It is possible to get HD 6950 for 180-200$. Their retail price is less than 240$ AR.
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post #10 of 18
MY friend is selling his 3-5870 video cards for $200 each...

check his market--->http://www.overclock.net/video/98934...x-5870-oc.html
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