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About to buy a 6850..

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January 12, 2011 12:09:52 AM

I'm about to make a decision on buying a new video card. My last card (8800gtx) was a great card to have, but finally started hosing up my computer with random restarts..therefore I believe its time for an upgrade.

I wanted something fairly cheap as I'm 18, finishing high school working part time and have to spend my own cash of course..so I looked at Tom's reviews on video cards and showed the 6850 was the best for the money. I'm here to ask if there are any naysayers.

so any reason why a 6850 for a $180 price range isn't a smart choice? i'll mention that I am looking for a card with at least 2 DVI ports..

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a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2011 12:13:38 AM

6850 or a gtx 460 would be a good choice
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January 12, 2011 12:25:33 AM

Rolli the sapphire does look promising..but some of the bad reviews also make me think otherwise. I've had some cards in the past arrive and not work properly at all. I was thinking maybe the Asus brand? it costs a tiny bit more, but they throw in a free headset:)  and the overall review for that card is 5 eggs. Asus also bumps up the core clock just a teeeeny bit
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a c 1406 U Graphics card
January 12, 2011 12:27:24 AM

I just picked a cheap one from a brand I trust. The Asus is a great card and I would not hesitate to buy it!
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January 12, 2011 12:45:18 AM

Best answer selected by chickenhoagie.
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January 12, 2011 12:45:49 AM

Asus radeon 6850 order submitted on newegg. Thanks for the responses everyone :) 
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a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2011 1:43:54 AM

Aww..
You should have waited for the DirectCu to come in stock.
It is quite better.
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