Choosing a Graphics Card

I just have the option to get a GPU out of these

1. A new Sapphire 7850 OC for $250
2. 2 month old XFX HD 6970 for $50 less than the 7850
3. New MSI GTX 560 Ti 2GB for $230
4. Used Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Dirt 3 Edition for $190
5. Used Asus GTX 580 DCII or the MSI Twin Frozr GTX 580 1.5GB for $300
6. New Sapphire 7870 for $320


Which one of these should I get? I have a Corsair TX 750 V2 PSU and game at 1080p monitor.

If I get a 7850, GTX 560 Ti 2GB, 6950 or the 6970, I would be Crossfire / SLI ing them later in a couple of months. I will also get an SSD if I choose one of these cards

If I get a GTX 580 or the 7870, I will not Crossfire / SLI them. Instead I will upgrade to Maxwell Cards when they release in a couple of years.

Please suggest me.
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  1. just throwing it out there, if you are going to possibly pay 320$ for a sapphire 7870, might as well pay 330$ for the MSI 7950. I mean the 10$ is a nice jump
  2. dudewitbow said:
    just throwing it out there, if you are going to possibly pay 320$ for a sapphire 7870, might as well pay 330$ for the MSI 7950. I mean the 10$ is a nice jump



    I reside in India. The prices are too much mate. A 7950 costs $430, 670 costs $450 and a 7970 costs $ 470. So what do you suggest me buddy.
  3. i see, performance wise, the best in the group is the 6970 $ to performance wise(albeit the card can get hot) in my opinion. 5 is a bad choice as much either, but regardless, both choices are used and that's up to you if you want to use them.
  4. I suggest 1 or 2 with 2 being the best value & 1 being the safest option as its new.
  5. simon12 said:
    I suggest 1 or 2 with 2 being the best value & 1 being the safest option as its new.


    I think I will be getting the 6970 as its just 2 month old. It also has a warranty left from XFX. I asked the guy to run MSI Kombuster and the results were 79 degrees max at 35% fan speed.

    So If I plan to add another 6970 in crossfire, will my Corsair TX 750V2 be able to handle it? I have my Phenom II x4 clocked at 4Ghz. I am not going to overclock the 6970's. Will my PSU be sufficient. I only have 1HDD but will get another 1 and an SSD as well.
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