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Upgrading GTX 280, $350 budget

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December 17, 2010 11:11:53 PM

Looking for some recommendations for a graphics card upgrade. My motherboard supports crossfire(GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P) and I have an ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ 1050W psu. My system is water cooled so i will be overclocking the card to its max stable condition. All recommendations are greatly appreciated.
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 11:17:06 PM

What cpu do you have?

Two of THESE would be pretty sweet in crossfire. :D 
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 11:17:10 PM

GTX470 if you can still land a decent water block to compliment. Beyond that you might get lucky on a GT570 but you will be stuck using it on air.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 11:18:30 PM

Embra said:
What cpu do you have?

Two of THESE would be pretty sweet in crossfire. :D 


I hate fanboyism <_<

Not every one is interested in going crossfire/sli.
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December 17, 2010 11:18:50 PM

Grab the GTX 570. It's a good overclocker.

If you're interested in Crossfire, 2 6850's for $360 is a good option.

What cpu do you have?
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 11:21:47 PM

nforce4max said:
I hate fanboyism <_<

Not every one is interested in going crossfire/sli.




Errrr... excuse me, but I believe he stated his mobo supports crossfire, and if I were a "fanboy", which I am most certainly not, it would be a "fangirl". :kaola: 
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 11:25:18 PM

Embra said:
Errrr... excuse me, but I believe he stated his mobo supports crossfire, and if I were a "fanboy", which I am most certainly not, it would be a "fangirl". :kaola: 


Doesn't make any difference nub. <_<

Plus I have ran sli on cough crossfire board :kaola: 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 11:42:11 PM

5870's are looking really cheap now.

I would go for a 6950 and wait till you have enough money to buy a 2nd for crossfire.
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 11:43:58 PM

I would say GTX 570.
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December 18, 2010 12:07:06 AM

6870 or a 570 depending on your preference. Pretty even across the board, but 6xxx Xfiire scales very well if you plan on upgrading later.
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December 18, 2010 12:08:45 AM

Meant 6970
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December 18, 2010 12:13:59 AM

l2 use edit button^

Also, 570 is a much better choice than the 6970.

And he said 350$ budget, so GTFO 6970.
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December 18, 2010 12:23:06 AM

At work, for some reason edit button doesn't work on my phone. Isn't the msrp 350 for a 6970? Elaborate on why you think the 570 is a much better choice?
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December 18, 2010 12:31:26 AM

Get the GTX 570, own any game, and dont look back :D 
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a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 12:38:16 AM

If you already have the money set aside for a waterblock, then the GTX 570 or two of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you do not have money set aside for a waterblock, then wait for the GTX 560 to pop out or get a GTX 470 and watercool it.
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a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 1:11:18 AM

nforce4max said:
Doesn't make any difference nub. <_<

Plus I have ran sli on cough crossfire board :kaola: 



Cheers to equal rights
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