That same card you linked me is $187 on the Canadian site (then a $15 rebate)
the one I linked above (sapphire toxic) comes already overclocked and has a cooling chamber that vents outside your case for $210 (and it has the same $15 rebate). would the overclock and outside the case vent be worth $23 or should I just stick with the cheaper card? Both are made by Sapphire, which I like - my 3870 is made by sapphire and I've had it for 3 years without a problem, it's just outdated.
The 'regular' sapphire 6850 for $187 Cdn:http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
Vs. the overclocked sapphire 6850 with the cooling chamber:http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102912
I'm not an expert but I thought maybe the outside the case vent would come in really handy if you ran them in Cross Fire down the road?
(hehe my questions probably confirm my status as newbie, thanks again for taking the time!)