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Best card for i5 2300?

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Ones that come to my mind (in this price range 250 below)

EVGA 460 Superclocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568&cm_re=evga_460-_-14-130-568-_-Product

or this one
5870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125316

Don't plan to sli in this system, I'm fairly new to PC (upgrading aspect of it)

My motherboard chip is intels h67

I'm planning on using a ASUS VH242H monitor.

I've heard really good things about the 460 and EVGA.

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None of those cards. You can get a hd 6950 with much more performance for $220.
    
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5870 is the stronger card, go with that one
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Seems as I have a mix match of 3 cards now haha tongue.gif I'll just have to do some reviews I guess
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Here is a good review of hd 6950: http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-6950-6970-review/18

This 6950 seems good but if you want lower priced ones and can deal with the possible issue of RMAing defective cards, go for those.
Edited by robwadeson - 4/18/11 at 2:09pm
    
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6950 is the best. Nothing more to discuss.
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post #7 of 7
6950 has the most performance per dollar of all those and is the same price.
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