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AMD HD 6850 or HD 6870 for this build?

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August 15, 2012 2:38:53 AM

My current build is
Processor : AMD Quad-Core FX-4100 processor 3.60GHz, 4MB L2 Cache
Motherboard : AM3+ AMD 760G Chipset
PSU : OCZ 700 Watt ModXStream
8 GB RAM DDR3
1 TB HDD
Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case

I just wanna know, which is the better deal for the prices and which is better and would fit into this system?

Thanks!

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August 15, 2012 2:43:15 AM

6850s tend to overclock well enough to match the speed of the 6870. However, overclocking is never a sure thing. If you want a guarantee spend the extra 20-30 bucks for the 6870. Both will be decent fits.
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August 15, 2012 2:45:48 AM

6870 is better and from newegg u can get for $155 after rebate, a 6850 for $135 after rebate, and going any lower like a 7770 for $105 is more just a money saving solution. if u have the money and want better performance I'd say go 6870 either XFX Double D or Sapphire.

Not sure if it'd cause a bottleneck with the FX-4100, but a Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 u can get for $180 after rebate and would b better than the 6850. It comes in 2gb version for higher resolution/multi monitor which the 6870/6850 r 1gb versions and the one 2gb 6870 is similar priced to the 6950.

All prices are from newegg*
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August 15, 2012 2:46:50 AM

often the price difference is as little as $15 so always take the 6870

you can use a 500 watt psu even with the 6870 , Its plenty and you wont be crossfiring on that mb
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August 15, 2012 3:12:05 AM

Agree'd on the 6870 ^^
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August 15, 2012 12:39:07 PM

6870 is better, have you thought on getting a ssd?
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