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HD 5850 vs GTX 560 Ti

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July 21, 2012 9:18:31 AM

Hi im building my first custom pc(current pentium4 is painful) and need quick advice on two gpu's that are on clearance sale today at this local pc shop.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 TOXIC 1GB GDDR5 - refurbished+missing all accessories $65

Asus ENGTX560 Ti DirectCU II GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB - opened box+includes all accessores $130

Which one do you think I should get? should I risk buying the cheaper refurbished card and save money for a high end card later on, or should I just get the gtx 560 ti.

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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 9:24:02 AM

I think the HD 5850 may be the better buy if you are on a budget. Otherwise, the GTX 560 Ti will outperform it.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 9:28:34 AM

the 5850 is probably the better buy for those prices, its only 20% slower than the 560 ti so its probably not worth the upgrade to the 560 ti for 2x the price.
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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 11:17:59 AM

They're both going cheap. So buy the 560Ti.... in that price it's worth more.
Don't go for the refurbished card.... not a good idea , we might see you more often here with BSODs after that card. I wouldn't go for it even if it was free.
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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 11:40:10 AM

a repaired VGA is not a good idea , it might cause a lot of problems , and the 560ti performs better
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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 11:52:58 AM

that hd 5850 is a smoking deal buy it before i grab it!
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 12:11:11 PM

panwala95 said:
that hd 5850 is a smoking deal buy it before i grab it!

You'd buy a refurbished card that is most infamous for introducing us to the term "GSOD"? :pfff: 
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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 12:26:13 PM

sir most of my buddies have one since 2years
couldnt buy it as i had a budget
never heard of a problem from them...
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 12:30:01 PM

panwala95 said:
sir most of my buddies have one since 2years
couldnt buy it as i had a budget
never heard of a problem from them...

You mean to say you have never seen this :- http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ATI-Radeon-Gray-Screen... or any other article about the issue?
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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 12:31:19 PM

no sir
never heard of it
:lol: 
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 12:32:09 PM

panwala95 said:
no sir
never heard of it
:lol: 

Well now you have.
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July 21, 2012 3:29:34 PM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 3:44:57 PM

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