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August 9, 2011 6:54:40 AM

Hi all,
My graphics card (4830) has been overheating recently- yesterday it went to 112'c...
I believe it's caused by my new second second monitor.(28" + a 24").
Now my computer is starting to do random shut downs.
I believe it's time to upgrade to a better card.
Right now I'm looking at a 6870 for ~$155
Furthermore someone suggested I buy this (gtx560 ti) ~ $175 but it just ran out of stock...

I'm looking to buy really soon (sometime within the next few days) so if anyone has a really good deal in their head for around the price of 150-200 I would REALLY appreciate it.

My price range is $150-$200. I'm a pretty impulsive buyer so I'm fearful I'm buying this on at a retail price..I really need a new card but I don't know / can't really find any good deals
Thanks for your time!

P.S: Games I play = HoN, SC2, Dota 2 eventually.
Constantly dual monitor w/ 24" and 28"
Quad-core 2.833ghz
4gb of ram DDR2
PSU = 610w

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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 7:37:05 AM

What are the specs/brand of your PSU? Most ElCheapo PSU's list 600+, when they only output ~400W. If it's an elcheapo spend a bit on a better PSU and pick up an ATI 6770 (good cheap upgrade for you). As for PSU's look for: Antec, XFX, Corsair, PC P&C, Enermax, Lepa (off brand enermax), or Silverstone. A good 550W or better will suit you fine.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 8:20:51 AM

I was just afraid you went with something like Rocketfish, or Raidmax. An ATI option would be a little easier to implement for you (as you already use one).
$180 XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1
August 9, 2011 8:29:49 AM

What's the best way to choose out of all the 6870's?
a c 376 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 8:39:05 AM

They mainly differ in cooling and warranty length. Some come with a free game(or two) like the one I linked.
August 9, 2011 8:42:47 AM

Are ratings the best way to choose? :D 

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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 8:50:40 AM

No, I would not in general recommend newegg customer ratings as a way to pick out any component unless there is a very clear consensus on the quality.
The XFX card we both linked is the best deal at the moment IMO. You can Ebay the free games if you aren't interested in them to make it an even better deal.
August 9, 2011 3:51:48 PM

Thanks everyone I ended up getting the OC'ed version of the gtx560ti (=
August 16, 2011 2:23:44 AM

Best answer selected by MisterYu.
a c 332 U Graphics card
August 16, 2011 11:21:55 AM

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