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Best Gaming Card ($230-$375)

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November 9, 2011 1:33:17 PM

I am looking the best option for gaming for 0-$375 range. I want a card that doesn't run super hot, easy to OC, and super reliable. My first choiced seems to be sold out or discontinued. (SAPPHIRE TOXIC HD6950 Video Card)
Thanks in advance!

The 6950 must have the option to be Flashed to 1536
A 6970 with the option to have high OCs
I don't know much about NVIDA, so feel free to post any excellent choice of 560s, 570s, or 580s.
Facts backing up why a card is better will also be really helpful.

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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 1:44:41 PM

@OP/Greg

^midrange 7k will be out by December, maybe... (I hope)

imo its gonna be a longer wait have you kept up with this thread greg? I thought you were in this thread maybe not

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/331651-33-7xxx-series...

totally agree with you on point 2

imo the 6k series will still be available for a while, shoot you can still find 5850s/70s floating around if you really try but point taken...

@OP: before we go a step further fill this out like everyone else that asks for a gfx card...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/290969-33-advice-choo...

beyond release date without knowing a thing about your rig I cannot make any recommendations
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 1:48:52 PM

I agree with waiting until after Christmas, but not because new cards may be out, but because prices will be lower.

I would recommend a GTX 570. MSI makes a nice 570 with it's Twin Frozr III cooler.
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 1:54:48 PM

Lol no problem dude!

I hope that they are not a rebadge but that is what im reading...

Im hoping they come out with a chip whose performance is around a 6850 and power draw is arounf that of a 6670.... that would be a cool innovation

well anyways I guess time will tell im hoping for big price drops so I can pick up another 560ti at holiday time, ,

who knows what the future months will hold for gpu purchases
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November 9, 2011 2:04:28 PM

I need it by December 20! What's the best choices for that time frame?
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 2:05:57 PM

MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III.
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 2:32:31 PM

Mchambers3405 said:
I need it by December 20! What's the best choices for that time frame?



did you ignore my above post~!?

lets try this again... list your full system specs!

here is what I posted above:

@OP: before we go a step further fill this out like everyone else that asks for a gfx card...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] e-choosing

beyond release date without knowing a thing about your rig I cannot make any recommendations
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 2:34:48 PM

yeah if you gotta pull the trigger and you refuse to give info on your system, then get a gtx 560ti or 6950.... like greghome said
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November 9, 2011 5:58:10 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072
$214.99

CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099
$34.99

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157271
$124.99

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Low Profile Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233186
$49.99

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148448
$214.99

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spin [...] 695&sr=1-2
$99.99

Optical: Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner w/ LightScribe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827118040
$19.99

PSU: Cosair 800W Modular
129.99
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November 9, 2011 5:59:50 PM

Sorry it took so long. But I was posting from my cell phone. If anyone has any additional opinions or helpful, please feel free to help out!
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November 9, 2011 6:01:02 PM

As far as buying the cards, I normally use Newegg or tigerdirect. Any other suggestions?
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November 9, 2011 6:33:16 PM

Would the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard be a good upgrade from the motherboard i currently have selected?
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