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So i have been putting of getting a new card for a while now, and decided that it's about time to upgrade. Right now i have my old radeon x1800 crossfire card, and while it still works, it's far from where my comp should be. Check my sig rig for specs. I was considering a 460 when i built the comp, but that seems kindof outdated with the choices that i have now. I dont want to spend a ton on a card since i will probably be building a secondary rig in the near future, so <$200 is what im looking for. Any advice on cards that would be the best bang for my buck would be appreciated. Thanks
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You should get THIS.
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maybe this one?
HD6870
windforce2X cooler and OC version with ultradurable materials, if it's too expensive perhaps you can pick the HD5770SO as a consideration.
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So i have been putting of getting a new card for a while now, and decided that it's about time to upgrade. Right now i have my old radeon x1800 crossfire card, and while it still works, it's far from where my comp should be. Check my sig rig for specs. I was considering a 460 when i built the comp, but that seems kindof outdated with the choices that i have now. I dont want to spend a ton on a card since i will probably be building a secondary rig in the near future, so <$200 is what im looking for. Any advice on cards that would be the best bang for my buck would be appreciated. Thanks
pick a xfx hd6950 1gb from newegg for $209
hope u like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523
Edited by Aniket - 4/21/11 at 1:15am
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Sapphire HD 5850 for $140 after coupon code "MWM27388". No tax + free shipping in california. You can combine it with ebates for an additional 3% cashback. Decent card for the money.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?EdpNo=199805
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MSI GTX 460 Hawk Awesome card, very over clockable to 1Ghz on air cooling only. Military quality built components. Runs cooler and very quiet. Longer life span. $209 and $189 after $30 rebate. Great choice.

If you can afford $248 - EVGA GTX 560ti with $30 mail in rebate $218. You'll get latest series for great performance.

Sweet cards, and though there aren't many games that support it you'll get physx. Also a side perk is 3D capability options open to you if you so choose later down the road. If not, still awesome cards.
     
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Thanks for the input everyone! I was doing some browsing on newegg, do you guys think this card would be a wise upgrade?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-419-_-Product
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That card is equal to the GTX 460. For under $200 you don't have much choice. It's either GTX 460/HD5850 or HD6850. Any of those should suit your needs. Get the cheapest.
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Thanks for the input everyone! I was doing some browsing on newegg, do you guys think this card would be a wise upgrade?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-419-_-Product
No, 6800s should never even be in the conversation. If you're looking at AMD, the previous generation cards are cheaper and faster. You'd be better off with a 5850 instead of a 6850.

However, this is the best deal under $200 at the moment:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-074-_-Product

$229 with a 30 dollar rebate(making it $199), dunno how long it will last. Faster than anything AMD can offer until the 6900s, which are all currently up above 230 on newegg.
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post #10 of 11
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I decided to wait a little bit for a high end card, and want to pick up something interim that would be better than what i have now. Im contemplating a 5770 since i can grab one for $100 and seems like it would be plenty for now. Any advice on this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-447-_-Product


possibly going to pick up one now and another to crossfire in a few weeks if it would be a good idea. Anyone have an input?
Edited by W00MBA - 4/27/11 at 9:56pm
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