Need a new video card,

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.

Pls help


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  1. I'd say 6870 Radeon, or a 560 GTX for $25 more. I've always had good luck with Sapphire myself
  2. SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 even tho i wanted to swear
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102909

    XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506

    MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510

    EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568


    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.
  3. id spend the $25 extra if the 560 is that much better long term got a Make of the 560 you recommend?
  4. Or here ya go lol. TWO 460 GTX 768 mb for SLI. About $210 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058
  5. I'd recommend EVGA or ASUS, even PNY. I have a PNY 570 GTX myself and have had no probs with it for the last month
  6. think the 2 460's will be the best bang for the buck? i see some 560's on newegg but no reviews...
  7. 6870 is the best card in your price range for Radeon.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102913&cm_re=6870-_-14-102-913-_-Product

    or a GTX 470 for Nvidia.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121372

    GTX 560s destroy GTX 460s, by the way.

    If you can spring the money I would get a GTX 560 or a 6950 1GB.
  8. i have the money right now lol just need to buy something im having BFBC2 withdraws...
  9. What 560 card do you recommend ? an what 6950? would it do me any good to save for another month to get a 2gb card?
  10. 2GB could be useful for your resolution in the future but not right now, I deffinitely wouldn't get a 768 card for your resolution.

    Any of the GTX 560s are good, ASUS, EVGA, and MSI are my top 3 favorite Nvidia companies.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424&cm_re=GTX_560-_-14-121-424-_-Product

    I'd get that one, but its out of stock.

    And for 6950 1GB

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102921&cm_re=6950_1gb-_-14-102-921-_-Product

    However that is a little out of your budget.

    If you want to spend;

    ~200, get a 6870
    ~240, get a GTX 470
    ~250, get a GTX 560
    ~260, get a 6950 1GB
  11. the 560 u listed is in stock atleast the link says it is... so outta the ~ GTX 560
    an 6950 1GB is it worth spending the extra 10$?
  12. lol i could prolly spend 300$ if it would be benefical to me but would have to face my wife for going 75$ over budget :) i got the money its just how to explain it to the wife.
  13. Its all about prefernce between the two, the 6950 performs better in some titles, but the GTX 560 performs better in others.

    To me, it all boils down to which company you prefer more in my opinion.

    And wow, that was seriously out of stock 5 minutes ago, haha.

    Is this worth ten dollars to you?

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/amds-gtx-560-ti-counteroffensive-radeon-hd-6950-1gb-xfxs-radeon-hd-6870-black-edition/5

    Also keep in mind you are going very over budget here, haha.
  14. 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.
  15. Is it true u can "fash" this into a 6970? Might not be a bad idea to just do it an get it over with...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102914
  16. Well i just made the purchase good choice?


    SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102914
  17. 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.
  18. I'd get a 570 or 580. You have the hardware to run it, the resolution to take use of the extra ram, and why buy something lesser. It would only dumb down your system.
  19. Well i made the plunge an spent a lil over budget and got


    SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102914

    Should i bother trying to flash the bios to 6970 i see alot about people getting it to work and lil faliure..
  20. Meh. Its up to you and how much risk you can handle. I'd probably do it. If it doesn't work just flip the switch and go back to the stock 6950 bios.
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