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Upgrading from 4850; $300 budget

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January 15, 2011 7:02:45 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 week to 2 months

BUDGET RANGE: USD $250-350

USAGE: Gaming; Battlefield Bad Company 2, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, GTA IV, GTA EFLC

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: HIS Ice-Q ATI Radeon HD 4850 512mb and Corsair 750HX modular 750W PSU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: AMD Phenom II 955 3.2ghz cpu, MSI 790FX-GD70 mobo (quad PCI express 2.0 compatible), Mushkin 2X2GB DRR3 1600mhz RAM - Cooler Master HAF932 case, aircooled

PREFERRED WEBSITE: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: East Coast US

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want best value for money, at least 1GB GPU RAM, must run Battlefield Bad Company 2 on highest settings at 1920x1080, comfortable with Crossfiring 2 cards if it's worth it $$$-wise. The bigger the card, the bigger my ego. A plus, but not necessary.

1x XFX HD-695A-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
or
1x SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
or
2x HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
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2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908


Keep in mind I'm open to Nvidea's cards, it would be a first for me however. I'm also questioning the Radeon 5000 series, some say that they are better than the 6000 series, others, not. Open for discussion, all I want is the most I can get for how much I put in.

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January 15, 2011 8:24:32 PM
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Getting a single powerful card is always better than SLI/CF, less power consumption, heat, driver problems plus not all games support have multi GPU support.

The 6950 is the very best single card you could get at that price point, It'll be about 3x the performance of your 4850, as to brand just get the one that's cheapest, I'd recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you could sell your 4850 you could expand up to a 6970 or gtx570, but the 6950 is already a bit of overkill for your resolution
January 19, 2011 4:37:17 PM

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January 19, 2011 8:27:49 PM

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