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$100-150 GPU Upgrade

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July 18, 2011 2:28:11 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before August 1
BUDGET RANGE: $100-150 After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Battlefield 3
Rage
Call of Duty 4
Call of Duty 2

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
eVGA 8800 GT
Corsair 650 Watt

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Core 2 Duo E8400
Asus P5KPL-VM
4 GB DDR2

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
New Egg
USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want a card with a lifetime warranty or reliable limited warranty

More about : 100 150 gpu upgrade

July 18, 2011 4:05:22 PM

I will attempt to go for the 6850/5870. thanks guys!
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2011 10:18:13 PM

I think that Zotac is not at the level of MSI,Asus,EVGA etc
I dont have any experience with them so I cant say it is good or bad
would definitley look at reviews of Zotac
before buying

At the $150 USD range it comes down to the GTX 460,HD 5770 and the HD 6790
and maybe a GTX 560 no Ti with rebates

toms in their video card guide latest recommended the 460 and the hd 6790 for the
$150 price range
with the HD 5770 at the $115 price range
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 1:26:11 AM

Zotac makes good products, really nice stuff in some cases no reason to shy away from them.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 1:44:55 AM

spentshells said:
Zotac makes good products, really nice stuff in some cases no reason to shy away from them.



That is good to know
They have great prices for their cards
I will have to keep that in mind for when i get a new card
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 2:26:35 AM

king smp said:
That is good to know
They have great prices for their cards
I will have to keep that in mind for when i get a new card



by in some cases U am referring to the AMP edition stuff, otherwise
I'd like take one of the other brands you listed

but would say they are on par with PNY as in above average
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 2:59:27 AM

I remember when PNY was a big name LOL
now PNY,Sapphire and Zotac seem to be in the same group
of decent low cost cards
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 3:20:56 AM

I would suggest upgrading your CPU before you get the GPU.BF3 and Rage utlize 4 cores so even if you just bought a new CPU you will see an improvement with your 8800GT.

As an alternative you can O.C. your current processor.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 11:05:20 AM

HD 6850 , still seems enough for me. Although, a HD 6790 is also a good one. It competes with a GTX 460 SOC edition.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 1:08:29 PM

The 6850 isn't a huge step up from the 8800GT.And the 6790 is a bad repeat of the 5830.It's way to power hungry for the performance it can deliver.Whats funny about the 6790 is that they didn't give it the option of more than a dual crossfire.With the 6770 you can do quad crossfire.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 1:38:47 PM

Quote:
King , this Gx460 I linked is the 256 bit version, the most powerful 460, not the 192bit 768MB, not the Stupid Edition, definitely stock clearance



the 1gb 256bit GTX 460 seems to me to be the $150 winner
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 2:22:03 PM

^ Who posted that message ?
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 2:39:12 PM



What the F@ck, I QuadFire my frigging 6850s and I can more flops than this m@thaPh@cking Crippled Sh!t that blew my last power supply when I tried QuadFire and it didnt even give me as many flops, and yet my 6850s didnt blew up the same PSU! said:


What the F@ck, I QuadFire my frigging 6850s and I can more flops than this m@thaPh@cking Crippled Sh!t that blew my last power supply when I tried QuadFire and it didnt even give me as many flops, and yet my 6850s didnt blew up the same PSU!


That one ^
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 3:13:50 PM

Acutally PowerColor made a 6850 that can do quad crossfire.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 3:18:01 PM

My cousin has a Powercolor Radeon HD 6850. And I do remember that he said, you can Quad CF them.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 4:34:47 PM

Yep, that's the same one.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 19, 2011 5:07:25 PM

I haven't seen any documenation on it actually being able to do quad crossfire.I only saw the 2nd crossfire bridge connector.Mainly assumptions from me.Do you know anything about it?
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2011 10:57:07 AM

No, I haven't. I've only heard of it. Never actually seen one a Quad CF. Not even in my life !
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July 20, 2011 4:41:02 PM

If i were you, i would get a Hd 5770 and use your current card to drive phiysx in conjunction with your radeon.
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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 1:14:52 PM

HD 5770 doesn't do well at 1080 or full HD resolutions. Its a mid range card. You're better off with a Zotac GTX 460 or HD 6870.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 1:27:06 PM

I think the OP already made his choice a long time ago.lol.
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July 21, 2011 2:41:07 PM

king smp said:
I think that Zotac is not at the level of MSI,Asus,EVGA etc
I dont have any experience with them so I cant say it is good or bad
would definitley look at reviews of Zotac
before buying

At the $150 USD range it comes down to the GTX 460,HD 5770 and the HD 6790
and maybe a GTX 560 no Ti with rebates

toms in their video card guide latest recommended the 460 and the hd 6790 for the
$150 price range
with the HD 5770 at the $115 price range


i have personal experience with them and im not to happy 2 days after it arrived strangely stopped going hd and wouldn't change replased with 2 sapphire 6950s 2gb version
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