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February 6, 2012 2:10:21 AM

So over the past few weeks/months ive been upgrading my system with all new good stuff, and im now left with my good old 5770 which needs to be replaced, any of the top cards like 6990, 590 and 7970 are out of my price range, but ive narrowed it down to 4 options

6970
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
570
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
580
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
7950
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

I was originally planning on getting a 7950, but getting a slightly lower end card for a much lower price would be nice too, im not going for all out max performance, but i do want something that will run basically any game for a reasonable amount of time (i generally upgrade once a year, but im hoping this one might last a little longer). So basically, which of these is going to give me the best performance for the price? and that 6970 has some crazy factory overclocking, is there any risk of stability there?

Also my motherboard does support crossfire/SLI but its only x16 by x4, so its not preferable.

My system atm is
Cpu: Intel 2500K 4.2ghz
Cpu cooler: Corsair H60
Ram: RipjawsX 16gb 2133mhz
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912
Psu: Silverstone strider 80+ silver 750w
Graphics card: ? :) 

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a c 181 U Graphics card
February 6, 2012 2:18:34 AM

I would say the 580 first then second 570, third 6970, fourth one which you don't have showing is the 560 Ti 448 core. It is almost a 570 just as fast and the price is lower than the 570. Fifth 7950. Good luck with your choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 6, 2012 2:22:09 AM

DM186 said:
I would say the 580 first then second 570, third 6970, fourth one which you don't have showing is the 560 Ti 448 core. It is almost a 570 just as fast and the price is lower than the 570. Fifth 7950. Good luck with your choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but i acutally did buy a gigabye 560 super overclocked version, and have been having some issues with it, i think due to the unreasonably high clock speeds on it, so its made me a bit hesistant with those cards, but thanks for the reply, and yea i think that 580 for 500 bucks is a pretty good deal atm, but idk.
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a c 181 U Graphics card
February 6, 2012 2:31:12 AM

The 560 ti 448 core is not OC'd it was a failed attemped to make that the 570 but came short just a little. It is just as fast as the 570. But ya the 580 all the way that is my first choice I just had to show you more options.
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February 6, 2012 2:42:11 AM

DM186 said:
The 560 ti 448 core is not OC'd it was a failed attemped to make that the 570 but came short just a little. It is just as fast as the 570. But ya the 580 all the way that is my first choice I just had to show you more options.

Oh i see that is cool, i never knew a card like that existed, sadly there are none on my site, and i live in australia so i cant order from newegg :|
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a c 181 U Graphics card
February 6, 2012 3:00:41 AM

Owell at least you know now. Count the day lost if you cant learn something new each day. Good luck to you.
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February 18, 2012 4:26:02 AM

Best answer selected by Klooger.
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