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April 15, 2011 1:49:00 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Friday, April 22nd, 2011

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Browsing, Video editing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Integrated, 650W Antec TruePower

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, 2x2GB DDR3 RAM

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NCIX.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Only ATI/AMD preferably Asus, Gigabyte, or XFX

OVERCLOCKING: Nope

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 or higher

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No more than $200, must play World of Warcraft on ultra, DVI-D DX11, HDMI.

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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2011 2:12:17 AM

Budget?

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April 15, 2011 2:23:32 AM

Thanks for the reply, I would prefer to stick to AMD cards, what do you think of the 6790?
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2011 2:30:09 AM

Rather get a 6850, about the same price AR with a nice 10%+ performance boosts and lower power usage.


IMO for your needs a 5770 (or even 48X0)would be enough, but your budget is high enough and some extra power performance wont hurt.

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April 15, 2011 2:34:49 AM

Okay thanks, If I can find the 6850 for a good price I will go with that, I will look up some benchmarks, the 5770 will probably suit me fine.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2011 2:36:29 AM

6790 seems like good card, but as Timop said the 6850 is better at that price if you're sticking with AMD.
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April 15, 2011 2:37:14 AM

Great, thanks for the input.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2011 10:53:49 AM

6790 is falling behind the 6850 pretty a lot and cost more or less the same, i'd go with 6850/70 you can find them cheap on newegg, they'll max out any game with that res
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a c 176 U Graphics card
April 15, 2011 12:49:25 PM

Except Crysis at max.

Was going to add that if you play WoW:Cata, make sure you get a DX11 card. This rules out a 4870, 4850, GTS250, etc. The newest WoW has a DX11 patch which increases performance.
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April 15, 2011 2:32:45 PM

Okay, thanks everyone. I think I will go with the XFX 5770 or 6850.
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