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April 28, 2012 7:09:31 PM

HI,

MY system specs are:

Intel Core 2 Duo e8400 3.0ghz
WIN 7 32 bit home edition basic
cooler master xtreme power 460 watt
Inter mother DG31PR
4gb kingston ram
xfx 9600gso xxx edition 384mb ddr3

my range is 150$ max and i want to upgrade from my older gpu.

i want to play all the latest game and games that will come out this year and next year from medium to high on 1024*768 resolution.

which gpu should i buy

P.S. dont ask me to upgrade my system other than the gpu as i cannot.

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a c 105 U Graphics card
April 28, 2012 7:33:09 PM

perhaps a 5770 or 6770. you only game at low res. No need for and expensive card.
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April 28, 2012 7:43:30 PM

swifty_morgan said:
perhaps a 5770 or 6770. you only game at low res. No need for and expensive card.



i can game at higher resolution. max i can game at is 1280*1024
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a c 105 U Graphics card
April 28, 2012 7:53:27 PM

whatever resolution is your monitors "native" resolution is what you want to be running it at. If you want a bigger card hows about a 6850 or 6870 ? You don't need it but.................. whatever floats your boat....... or whatever your power supply's amperage can run and still stay within your budget.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 8:26:15 AM

the gtx 460 superclocked one is better and also the evga is one of the best manufacturer of nvidia cards and even good customer support it will be better to get gtx 460 which is two series older card but it can beat two series newer cards such as hd 7770 ghz edition the gtx 460 beats it in many things such as gaming going for an gtx 460 will be an good move.:) 

review.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...
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April 29, 2012 8:28:36 AM

sunnk said:
the gtx 460 superclocked one is better and also the evga is one of the best manufacturer of nvidia cards and even good customer support it will be better to get gtx 460 which is two series older card but it can beat two series newer cards such as hd 7770 ghz edition the gtx 460 beats it in many things such as gaming going for an gtx 460 will be an good move.:) 

review.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...


is this better than both of those???

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

it also fits my price range.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 8:35:28 AM

rgamer said:
is this better than both of those???

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

it also fits my price range.



yes it is better then both of them in performance looking to the price the hd 7770 uses very less power but priced high gtx 460 is good one but it wouldbe riskier to overclock on your psu and the sapphire hd 6850 uses less power and even it is in less price in your butget and suitable for your psu.

sapphire hd 6850 is the way to go.:) 

goodluck.:) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 8:44:22 AM

comparision between xfx and sapphire.

sapphire:- good priced,good built,stay cool,quiter,profitable.good in performance:) 

xfx:- good built,customer support,doesnt stay that cool but ok,not quiter,good in performance.:) 
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April 29, 2012 8:48:18 AM

Okay.Actually,I have never used XFX cards.You really get to learn something new every time you are on the forum.:)  I personally use a Sapphire card and am quite happy with it.:) 
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April 29, 2012 8:50:36 AM

sunnk said:
comparision between xfx and sapphire.

sapphire:- good priced,good built,stay cool,quiter,profitable.good in performance:) 

xfx:- good built,customer support,doesnt stay that cool but ok,not quiter,good in performance.:) 


but i looked at the review of sapphire 6850 and most people were not impressed :/  but they had no problems on the xfx one
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 8:52:21 AM

xfx is good one but sapphire would be my choice and most of the people are buying sapphire hd 6850 btw xfx is good but not in all cases:) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 8:59:46 AM

and i have written there in the comparision that xfx has a good customer care.:) 
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April 29, 2012 9:00:51 AM

sunnk said:
comparision between xfx and sapphire.

sapphire:- good priced,good built,stay cool,quiter,profitable.good in performance:) 

xfx:- good built,customer support,doesnt stay that cool but ok,not quiter,good in performance.:) 


i am going to buy this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-130-... as the 6850 doesnt have good review on newegg both xfx and sapphire......
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 9:06:57 AM

rgamer said:
i am going to buy this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-130-... as the 6850 doesnt have good review on newegg both xfx and sapphire......



most of the people in toms hardware are using sapphire hd 6850 and they dont have any problem with it.:) \\

if u decided to getting that card then fine but no overclocks it will be riskier because that psu is not that good but it can handle that card with no overclock.:) 
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April 29, 2012 9:12:58 AM

Again,sunnk is right. :)  No overclocking.Plus,how old is your PSU?I purchased mine in august last year and it has given me no problems till now but you never know.Plus,the GTX 460 you listed uses two power connectors and the sapphire hd 6850 uses only one.Make sure you have two 6-pin connectors on your PSU(mine has only one). :) 
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April 29, 2012 9:35:59 AM

sunnk said:
most of the people in toms hardware are using sapphire hd 6850 and they dont have any problem with it.:) \\

if u decided to getting that card then fine but no overclocks it will be riskier because that psu is not that good but it can handle that card with no overclock.:) 



so i should get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... this instead of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... due to my 460w xtreme cooler master power supply??
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April 29, 2012 9:41:47 AM

absxiith said:
Again,sunnk is right. :)  No overclocking.Plus,how old is your PSU?I purchased mine in august last year and it has given me no problems till now but you never know.Plus,the GTX 460 you listed uses two power connectors and the sapphire hd 6850 uses only one.Make sure you have two 6-pin connectors on your PSU(mine has only one). :) 


3 weeks back
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 9:47:39 AM

final word is that go for hd 6850 really it would not disappoint you and will be good for your system and the hd 6850 is on pair with the gtx 460 gives same performance and doesnt uses that much power.:) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 9:55:19 AM

^+1 correct buddy.

@rgamer your psu is not of good quality and using and gtx 460 on that would not be an good move i have listen somewhere that the cooler master wxtreme 460w is not of fully 460w is about 400w i forget where i have listen there.gtx 460 uses 2x6pin pcie connector which u didnt have in your psu and hd 6850 uses one with low power consumption and gives same performance as gtx 460 so why u dont wanna go with hd 6850 its really an good card and sapphire is an great brand.:) 

go for the hd 6850 and be happy dont look here and there for any other card good luck.:) 

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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 10:06:10 AM

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

its about 420w psu and the manufacturers says that it is an 460w psu which is an fake rgamer looking this you will understand that your psu is not of full 460w it is of 420w which is not a good sign so dont go for any other cards i m saying again go for hd 6850 and even i dont think that psu can overclock this card lol........:) 
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April 29, 2012 5:14:39 PM

sunnk said:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

its about 420w psu and the manufacturers says that it is an 460w psu which is an fake rgamer looking this you will understand that your psu is not of full 460w it is of 420w which is not a good sign so dont go for any other cards i m saying again go for hd 6850 and even i dont think that psu can overclock this card lol........:) 



http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

i am thinking of going for the xfx one just because of the life time warranty. plz suggest me the final card whatever you say out of these i am gonna buy.and the price should be less than 150$

p.s please reply quick because i am going to buy in the next few hours.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 5:20:57 PM

XFX one would be a decent choice.
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April 29, 2012 5:39:59 PM

i want the best choice as i would not be upgrade my gpu for the nxt 2-3 years.
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April 29, 2012 5:42:56 PM

You already have an XFX 9600GSO,right?Then why are you so reluctant to go for XFX?Any bad experiences? :) 
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a c 291 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 6:11:58 PM

There isn't single best choice, they are all good, they will all perform the same, and only difference is warranty service. If you like one of the particular, just get it. It's not like you can buy 'a bad card' (in a way that it underperforms).
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April 29, 2012 6:24:56 PM

absxiith said:
You already have an XFX 9600GSO,right?Then why are you so reluctant to go for XFX?Any bad experiences? :) 


well no i have been using it for 3 years now and still no problem and can run all games on med-high at 1024*768. but most users said that sapphire is the best one so i was thinking of buying that.i will buy it in the next 1-2 hours if u have any final recommendations plz do give them and agian best brand for hd 6850???
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a c 105 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 8:37:10 PM

you're an easy sale....... LOL.. Should work out fine for you.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 7:09:01 AM

rgamer said:
just came back with the 6850 and guess which one i bought http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Eyefinity-DisplayPort-Express... :p 


just because of this review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8FEjdp1qHs

at the shop i was so double minded so i asked the shop owner which will be the most coolest one and will perform better and he also suggested this one so got this one. tomorrow ill review it and upload the results here.


good choice be happy with it goodluck its an good card with good cooling you wont be disappointed goodluck.:) 
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a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 5:31:11 AM

a another good choice would be a gtx 550 ti
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