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What Graphics Card Should I get? $200 Budget. Currently have no Card

PC Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
8GB CORSAIR XMS3 1333MHZ DDR3
750W Corsair TX-2
640GB WD HDD
Asus P5G41T-M LX PLUS

I have 1 PCI E Slot, which Video card would give me the best preformance? Budget is <$200 including shipping+taxes

I live in Toronto, ON, Canada

Please use newegg.ca or ncix.ca

I will not be doing sli or cross fire. I like to play stuff at Max.

Like BF3, Counter Strike, MW3. Most popular new games.

Resolution 1680x1050
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    The HD6870 is what you want for that money. It will do very well at your resolution.
  2. But which 6870? There are so many brands and so many diff models.
  3. or spend a little extra and get this. cheapest gtx 560 ti
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401

    heres a graphics card heirarchy chart
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  4. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

    XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    $169 + $11.49 Shipping + 13% TAX= $203.95 - $20 MIR = $183.95
  5. imtiax said:
    But which 6870? There are so many brands and so many diff models.

    I love my IceQ X.
  6. I am looking for a silent card, which is the most silent 6870
  7. sonexpc said:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

    XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    $169 + $11.49 Shipping + 13% TAX= $203.95 - $20 MIR = $183.95

    ^This is the best deal but if you want quiet the dual fan version is the way to go;
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
  8. The MSI Twin Frozr and the HIS IceQ coolers are the coolest and quietest. They're the same price on Newegg.ca

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3970/his_radeon_hd_6870_iceq_x_turbox_video_card_review/index16.html
  9. HD 6870 or GTX 560. I'm not going to try to figure out your taxes.
  10. 11% one star reviews on the Sapphire card vs 6% on the XFX = lower DOA rate. Dual fans should also be quieter and more effective and lifetime warranty vs 2 years. I'd go with the XFX.
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    I read the XFX 68xx card have relatively noisy fans and I have heard great thing of the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5

    You are thinking of a different card and that one just needed an updated fan profile.
  12. You are just wrong. There was a problem with one model that needed an updated fan profile. That's it and it is not the card linked. The card linked has 300 customer reviews on newegg consistently remarking on how quiet it is.
  13. They do all have the same performance(barring a factory OC) but the cooling certainly varies in both noise level and effectiveness. Warranty, reliability and quality of customer service will vary as well.
  14. ...
    Alright, fine. Please do share why you think that specific card is noisy to the point where 300 customer reviews isn't enough to sway your opinion when you've already said you personally have not used the card.
  15. jyjjy said:
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    Alright, fine. Please do share why you think that specific card is noisy to the point where 300 customer reviews isn't enough to sway your opinion when you've already said you personally have not used the card.


    because he said so?

    <ducks>

    btw, a review: Diamond, Sapphire & XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Roundup
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1455/10/
  16. Quote:
    noisy is Subjective.

    ...and you, subjectively speaking of course, have a reason of some sort for thinking this card is "noisy"? Is it a secret reason or are we allowed to know?
  17. Quote:
    I have read articles so it is not my subjection thats claims XFX has some nosier fans and it makes since on 68xx that two smaller fans will be louder than one bigger fan.

    thats funny looking at the article i posted . .the XFX has ONE fan . . .
  18. Quote:
    I have read articles so it is not my subjection thats claims XFX has some nosier fans and it makes since on 68xx that two smaller fans will be louder than one bigger fan.

    Can you link an article on the card in question that says what you are saying?
  19. Quote:
    I think SAPPHIRE CARD IS GOOD AND CHEAP ALSO. many of newegg reviewers said its queit but it is MISSING THE CROSSFIRE INTERCONNECT CABLE!!!!

    Crossfire bridges usually come with Crossfire capable motherboards, not the video cards.
  20. i have a asus 6870 and its quiet i throw any setting at 1600x900 and never no what is load and noise. :D
  21. Best answer selected by imtiax.
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