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thanks how much you think the 6850 will come down in price in a little over a month given i cant get a 5850
Don't bother with a 6850, get the 5850 when you can, it's better out of the box and you can even flash and OC it further. I love my baby
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I am pretty sure that the 5850 has nearly the same capabilities of a 6850 except uses a little more power.

That said, ++ to the idea of a second hand card. I've used them in the past and I've had one die on me that I still got replaced under the warranty. However, the 5850 will still be sold new for a while yet. There are still 4XXX cards for sale in quite a few places though I haven't checked Newegg. Just remember they aren't the only online hardware source...my favorite by far, but lately I've been finding stuff on Amazon for a significant amount less.
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