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Need a good graphic card under 240!

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January 3, 2012 3:01:51 PM

Hey guys,

I need to get a good graphic card under 240 within the next few hours for my build. I live in Canada so the only sites I wanna use would be Canada computers or NCIX. I won't be able to wait longer. The rest of my build is a i5 2500k, Gigabyte mother board 8gb of g skill ram and also 600 Watt power supply. I want the best bang for my buck, and I want to be able to overclock this card well or at least have it be decent for the next 2-3 years. I'm hoping to run it at 1920 * 1080, but essentially I just want to have the most powerful card and best bang for my buck for under 240,
So far I've looked at the Gigabyte 560ti OC edition and the MSI 6950 twin frozr ii. I'm skeptical on the 6950 because people say it won't OC well so I won't know how long it'll last.


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January 3, 2012 3:26:34 PM

I need the card today though so I don't think I will be able to get it from newegg
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January 3, 2012 3:37:44 PM

Why? OK, show me the site that you're going to buy?
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January 3, 2012 3:47:12 PM

Wow you're right it's in available everywhere how's the 6950 twin frozr ii match up with the 560ti?
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a c 175 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 3:55:42 PM

6950 should be the same as 560 ti. It trades blows at stock but when you overclock you will find that 560 ti will be easier to overclock. If you can't buy a 560 ti because it's much over your budget and could buy 6950, I will suggest 6950.
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January 3, 2012 4:01:57 PM

Would there be another 560ti that's within my budget and just as good?
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January 3, 2012 4:30:23 PM

If u cant get it from new egg, get it from tigerdirect. It's better than the 560ti.
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January 3, 2012 4:31:27 PM

Its better for overclocking as well, especially if you consider trying to unlock it to 6970 spu count.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 4:33:05 PM

But isn't the OP canadian and need it today?
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a c 175 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 4:43:02 PM

It's OK to get 6950, but if you don't want to unlock and use 1080p single monitor, get the 1GB. Actually the 560 ti is best at overclocking, cuda and better drivers only. The AMD cards have more raw power...
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January 3, 2012 4:44:32 PM

Considering you can overclock a 6950 to perform like a 350 dollar card(570), I'd say the person telling you it's not overclock friendly is pulling your leg.
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January 3, 2012 4:49:19 PM

the ones i found:
Asus EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/1GD5 AMD 6950 Chipset (810Mhz) 1GB (5000Mhz) GDDR5 Dual DVI/4xDisply Port PCI-Express 2.1 Graphics Card @$ 239.88 after mir
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
Gigabyte (GV-N560OC-1GI) nVidia GeForce GTX 560Ti (900MHz) 1GB (4000MHz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini-HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card @$ 219.99 after mir
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr III OC 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI 2XMINI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card @$258.39 CAD
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=64182&vpn=R6950%20Twi...
Asus EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 DirectCU AMD Radeon HD 6870 Chipset (915MHz ) 1GB (4.2Ghz) GDDR5 Dual Display DVI/DisplayPort PCI-Express 2.1 Graphics Card @$ 184.99 after mir
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
Sapphire (11179-07-40G) Vapor-X HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6870 Chipset (900Mhz) 1GB GDDR5 (4200Mhz) Memory HD Audio Dual Display DVI /HDMI/2x Mini Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card @$ 239.99
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
MSI Radeon HD 6870 Twin Frozr II 900MGZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2x DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card @$212.01 CAD
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=64184&vpn=R6870%20Twi...
HIS Radeon HD 6870 Iceq X 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card @$199.99 CAD
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=66643&vpn=H687QN1G2M&...
recommendations are based on price. make sure your chosen card fits your case, psu. look up your chosen card's review for detailed benchmarks.
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January 3, 2012 6:10:04 PM

Thanks for all the answers guys I eventually went with the MSI 6950 cause it seems to be the best one for me
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