Hello i have been killing myself looking an looking for the right card i play mostly Battlefield badcompany 2 an CSS an other shooters, I currently use a 4870x2 from saphire an it just a overheating lil POS ive had to rma it tiwce since ive had it an just now fed up i currently have around $225 an i Cant decide on a Model or make i made a bade choice with the saphire i guess they were known for overheating had no clue.
These are the 4 i have narrowed it down to i know i swore off sapphire but ive read some good things about it... Someone help me decide lol i got it narrowed to these 4 cards and im sure im missing a better option at my price range.
Battlefield an about all the EA titles an call of dutys Everquest 2 is all that gets played i wanna drool when i play BFBC2 if i were to spend a lil more what 2gb card are there in the 290-310 range if any i can come up with some excuse on how it will make her farmville look better lol.
Sapphire isn't known for overheating, but x2 type cards are. Two heat producing GPUs sharing the same heatsink is just going to run hot. The hottest card I ever owned was an x1800XT, which I dusted out every 4 months or so to keep the heat down.
$225 won't get you the new 1GB 6950, so I'd look for a 6870, 6850, or 5850. I don't think the GTX560 is within reach, so perhaps an outgoing GTX470, or an OC'd GTX460.