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Need gudance on GPU Radeon 6870

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April 18, 2012 10:34:29 PM

Is a refurbished Power Color Radeon HD 6870 for $135 from NCIX.com worth the price.

My system specs -

CPU : AMD Phenom II x4 B55 @ 3.6ghz

PSU : Cooler Master RX 460

mobo : Msi G45 870

Ram : Corsair single stick DDR3 4gb

HDD : Standard RAID 0 Array of various Segates and WD drives 7200rpm

Current GPU : GTX 275

Would the 6870 show better performance as compaired to the GTX 275 and is it worth the price of $135 or is there a better option I have not heard of let me know what you guys think I am dropping the credit card number tonight on a GPU purchase pending your guys opinions so help a brotha out !
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 10:55:42 PM

It's much better than the GTX 275. Use this as a general reference: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Does this refurbished deal come with a decent warranty? If so, it's a great deal. Go for it. If you're willing to spend more, of course, you can go as expensive as you like.
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April 18, 2012 11:01:02 PM

kajabla said:
It's much better than the GTX 275. Use this as a general reference: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Does this refurbished deal come with a decent warranty? If so, it's a great deal. Go for it. If you're willing to spend more, of course, you can go as expensive as you like.

Made a mistake it's not actually a referb it's an Open Box deal. NCIX offers a 30 day warranty and Power Color takes care of the next 11 months.
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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2012 11:07:40 PM

That should be good, then.
One more thing. I can't seem to find any info on the RX 460 PSU; I think you may have an RS 460, which only has one PCIe power connector. The 6870 requires two. Normally this wouldn't really be an issue, as GPUs generally come with at least one Molex-to-PCIe power adapter, but this open box card may not have one. In that case, you'll have to order one yourself. This isn't a big deal; just be warned that you may find that you have to delay your gaming by a couple of days to get yourself an adapter.
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April 18, 2012 11:14:40 PM

kajabla said:
That should be good, then.
One more thing. I can't seem to find any info on the RX 460 PSU; I think you may have an RS 460, which only has one PCIe power connector. The 6870 requires two. Normally this wouldn't really be an issue, as GPUs generally come with at least one Molex-to-PCIe power adapter, but this open box card may not have one. In that case, you'll have to order one yourself. This isn't a big deal; just be warned that you may find that you have to delay your gaming by a couple of days to get yourself an adapter.

Yes it is the CM "RS" 460 PSU not RX and I have been running the GTX 275 since last summer 24/7 with no problems with it hooked up to the molex to 6 pin adapter it plays all the game less Metro 2033 on DX 10 but DX 9 its fine me think is the bad game coding and not PSU related but I could be wrong. At any rate the 6870 is pretty power efficient only 150watts max vs 220watts max for the 275 so i am thinking it will be about perfect.
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2012 12:44:48 AM

Yep. With the adapter you're good. Happy gaming.
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April 19, 2012 12:54:00 AM

kajabla said:
Yep. With the adapter you're good. Happy gaming.

Well I will drop the hammer on the 6870 for $135 since it looks like the best deal right now I just hope I can get 60fps min in lots of games on 1680x1050 rez
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a c 106 U Graphics card
April 19, 2012 1:30:54 AM

it should have ~60 fps at 1680 resolution in just about all games except the top of the extremely graphical games at max settings.
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