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My system is now missing a vital component, The card of graphics!!

I'm looking for a graphics card in the $200 range that will keep me happy through the BF:3 days.

I have been considering the GTX560 and later running them in SLI config but I am open to suggestions.

New or used works for me. I have been waiting around patiently for neweggs open box but I keep missing them.
post #2 of 15
You were on the right track with a 560.

That card is really a beast at 1000MHz core clock.
Edited by Blacklac - 4/12/11 at 11:55am
    
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ASUS, MSI or Gigabyte 560 TI would be an excellent choice.
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I think your best is a GTX560 or a 6850, unless
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I would go with a GTX 470. It's more powerful than any of those cards and can be had used for ~$180 here on the OCN marketplace.
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post #6 of 15
6950 2Gb is a little bit over $200. And it unlocks to a 6970. Good option.

GTX 560 is quite a beast of a card. You really can't go wrong with ^^^^^those ppl suggested.
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post #7 of 15
6950 - 209 after rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523

or I would grab a 5870 - 189.99 after rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125316

my 2 cents
Edited by scaz - 4/12/11 at 12:06pm
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Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
6950 2Gb is a little bit over $200. And it unlocks to a 6970. Good option.

GTX 560 is quite a beast of a card. You really can't go wrong with ^^^^^those ppl suggested.
I agree. If you can get a hold of a 6950 that unlocks to a 6970 then go with that. If not a GTX 470 is the next best option.
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My vote would be a 5870 which is just under $200 after rebates:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125316
The 470s are faster and cheaper. OP should be able to find one in the OCN marketpalce for pretty cheap though and may be worth it but the 5XXX series does rather poorly in the DX11 benchies.
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post #9 of 15
I agree, 560 is a good choice, see if you can get the MSI twin frozr version.
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To tell the truth I had a 560 reference but returned it hoping to find a good deal on a non-reference one. I then started to second guess my decision and decided to go to you guys for suggestions on the $200 range cards.
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