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So I originally started looking for a used 6950 2gb on eBay and they are selling for more than a NEW 78502gb ?? Any reason why?? Better to oc??
 

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7850 2GB, I believe, also uses less power overall. Go with the 7850.

Unless you can grab a 6950 2GB for $150, then go with the cheaper model.
 

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This is what I was planning as I he a 3 year Warrenty but why are the 6950's going for so much iv seen some go for £160 on eBay!!! 5 less than a new 7850!!
 

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This is what I was planning as I he a 3 year Warrenty but why are the 6950's going for so much iv seen some go for £160 on eBay!!! 5 less than a new 7850!!
Don't pay over 170, ever, for a used 6950. It's not worth it.
 

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Well, what price were you expecting? a 6950 is just as powerful or less vs the 7850 so it's not gonna be priced all that much lower.
 

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On eBay 6950's are selling around £160
On ebuyer the oc'd 7850 is £165 new!
I just wanted to check there wasn't some secret bonus to the 6950 like Apple TV gen 2vs3
 

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Just buy the oc'd 7850. You get a new card, full warranty, and a little boost in performance.
 

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whats your budget. the HD 7870 Tahiti LE is a very good option at £175 - £200 . Sapphire HD 7870 XT with boost, Powercolor PCS+ MYST HD 7870, Club3d HD 7870 XT joker, VTX3D HD 7870 Black edition are the Tahiti LE cards. of these powercolor, clud3d and VTX3D cards are manufactured by TUL corporation. slightly cheaper than sapphire. but the sapphire has a much better cooler.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-312-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=411

http://www.ebuyer.com/432444-powercolor-hd-7870-myst-pcs-edition-2gb-gddr5-dvi-hdmi-dual-mini-ax78702gbd5-2dhppv3e

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Club-3D-7870XTV-JokerCard-Graphic/dp/B00BF9EYFM/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1362245859&sr=1-1

http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-vtx3d-amd-radeon-7870-hd-2gb-pci-express-3-0-hdmi-black-8G9Q.html?src=15

around 30 - 35% faster than HD 7850. performs on par with HD 7950(800 Mhz). overclocks to 1.2 ghz and matches HD 7970(925 mhz)

Tahiti LE reviews

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1651/pg1/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-with-boost-tahiti-le-graphics-card-review-introduction.html
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review/
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/
 

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£165 max I was gunna buy this xfx black edition but I have since been told to stay away from them ??

http://m.ebuyer.com/455677
are you sure you want to miss out on a much more powerful card for just 10 pounds more. the club3d HD 7870 XT joker can be got for £174 with 2 games free .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Club-3D-7870XTV-JokerCard-Graphic/dp/B00BF9EYFM/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1362245859&sr=1-1

in fact you can sell the game coupons (bioshock infinite and tombraider) for £20 each and bring your cost close to £135. but these games are worth playing and enjoying.
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The MSI 6970 is a great card, but personally I would go for the 7870 with 2 free games that was posted above.
 

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£165 max I was gunna buy this xfx black edition but I have since been told to stay away from them ??

http://m.ebuyer.com/455677
I can tell ya i really like my card and is a solid performer overclocked with no problems.If XFX was so bad they wouldnt be in business right now, do really think OCN forum members is the only people that buy these card how about the 1000 if satisfied customers you dont hear from through out the world.
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Yea I have an old xfx 8800 gtx xxx edt bought it used and has never let me down and still goes strong but it struggles with planetside 2 a little now
 

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Right well for £160 I can get either

A new xfx 7850 black DD £165

A refurbed msi 7850 twin forza £159

A used but new power color 7870 pcs+ myst edition £160 which one then
 
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