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I was offered a free upgrade and need help.

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June 9, 2011 9:05:53 PM

So, I ordered all my stuff and built my comp about a month ago, loving it so far, but my video card was put on backorder and a bunch of other things happened so I'm currently using my friends old 8800gt.

This is my build,

CD/DVD: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 XTREME 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100282XTREME

Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor.




What I need help with is choosing a new video card. I was offered an upgrade to this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... but wanted to ask for other opinions. I'm just looking for the best one I can get in this price range. (around 170)

Thanks for any help.

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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2011 9:31:04 PM

6850 is a little slower than 5850, but it has better technology, better tessellation and uses less power.

It's a good choice, but the 6870 would be better.

5850 is on backorder because they haven't made any in a year.
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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2011 9:51:49 PM

Stick an XFX 6870 in there and that build is almost identical to the one I put together for myself a week ago. For the price range, it kicks ass.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I'm from the UK, so I'm not too familiar with TigerDirect, but I hope that helps.
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