Need advice on choosing a new GPU

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: April 2nd week

BUDGET: $175 max :)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Crysis type games @ medium settings.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: XFX 8500GT, Antec Truepower 650W [crossfire, 80+ modular]

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2ghz, MOBO - ASUS 890gx [crossfire support]

PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI Cards

Crossfire: Crossfiring after wards

MONITOR RESOLUTION: max reso: 1440x900, preferred: 1280x1024/ 1280x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need to have stock cooling,

Eg: MSI R5770 HAWK 1gb
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374&cm_re=hd_6850-_-14-131-374-_-Product

    in the future if you require more GPU power just add another one in crossfire ;)
  2. nebun said:


    that is a nice deal. get that one instead.
  3. How about:
    MSI R5770 HAWK 1GB?
    My monitor is not that great. 6850 would be a waste I guess.
    Anyways, thanks for this option.
  4. the 5770 hawk is almost the same price as that 6850. the 6850 would be a perfect card for that resolution, you would max out most of the games.

    i dont see a reason why not to go with the 6850, it wont be a waste :)
  5. Derbixrace said:
    the 5770 hawk is almost the same price as that 6850. the 6850 would be a perfect card for that resolution, you would max out most of the games.

    i dont see a reason why not to go with the 6850, it wont be a waste :)

    cool.... :D
    thanks :)
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