Upgrading 8800GTS (G92) - Need Advice

My old vid card finally died and I'm looking for a new one. I just started researching the ones out, but any advice will be appreciated.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: Around $200 after rebate

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Rift)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ECS GeGorce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16. Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V v.2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU: intel i7-930 LGA 1366 2.80 GHz, MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R SLI/Crossfire, RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240pPin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800), HD: OCZ Vertex Turbo OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60 GB SATA II MLC Internal SSD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, and local store of Fry's

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I like to run games at maximum resolution and all the effects on.
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  1. ^+1, or a gtx 560. both would be twice as fast as your current gpu.
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    6870s get my vote since the 560 non Tis are mostly around 20USD more expensive

    on a side note: the Sapphire FLex 6870 is priced similarly.....interested in Eyefinity ? :D

    No, they're the same price:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000048%20600094002%20600158457&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=hd+6870&x=0&y=0

    If you're willing to spend $200 after rebate get this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133384&cm_re=gtx_560_ti-_-14-133-384-_-Product

    Significantly faster and a decent buy. If you're willing to chance Palit:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261100&cm_re=gtx_560_ti-_-14-261-100-_-Product $220 before rebate.
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    ^ I met the 6870 Flex and Giagbyte 6870, and the only 560 cheaper than the 6870s is a ECS card.......and who in the right minds would buy a ECS product?


    and IMO, the Palit 560Ti is inferior to the HAWK 560Ti

    You don't look hard enough:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125383

    The MSI is better but the Palit is cheaper.
  4. Again, the Palit is the cheaper 560 Ti. The MSI is better but the Palit is cheaper, what's so hard to understand?
  5. ^palit is crap and i wouldnt buy one even if it was cheaper
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