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August 5, 2012 8:00:34 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: After August 16th (when 660 comes out)

BUDGET: 250$ After rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3, Minecraft

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: I don't have a pc yet

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Same as above

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S): Doesn't matter as long as it trustable

PARTS PREFERENCES: Don't matter I just want good performance

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to be able to run GW2 maxed out with a steady 50-60 fps. I don't have a pc yet, I plan to be building one within a few weeks. I want to find a gpu that will run most modern games smoothly

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a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 10:46:55 PM

Wiat for the 660 to come out, and see if its 250$

If its not,

My best bet would be the GTX 560TI
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August 5, 2012 10:52:10 PM

I would look at the Radeon HD7850 lower power consumption and if need be over clocks like a dream.

Also it runs very very low temps depending on the model I would look at MSI but there very quit as well.
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a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 10:58:09 PM

I would agree with the Radeon 7850. The 560ti was too hot and loud from personal experience.
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a c 186 U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 11:35:22 PM

Wait for 660 TI otherwise save $20.00 more and get a 7870 560 TI and 7850 are rather weak cards IMO i have owned both at one time or another and was not impressed.
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a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2012 11:44:56 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Wait for 660 TI otherwise save $20.00 more and get a 7870 560 TI and 7850 are rather weak cards IMO i have owned both at one time or another and was not impressed.

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August 5, 2012 11:52:50 PM

So in a nutshell, I should wait for the price drop on the 7850?
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 1:45:33 AM

zachmartin1202 said:
Is the 7970 far better than the 7850?

YES.!!!!!! :bounce: 
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August 6, 2012 1:47:35 AM

The 7970 is the top of the line single gpu card from amd, so i would say yes
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 1:50:14 AM

even though I linked the HD 7870, it's still far better..
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August 6, 2012 2:09:29 AM

verbalizer said:
even though I linked the HD 7870, it's still far better..

My apologies, I meant to say 7870 not 7970. So does 7870 outperform 7850?
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a c 186 U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 2:12:41 AM

zachmartin1202 said:
My apologies, I meant to say 7870 not 7970. So does 7870 outperform 7850?
YES.
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 3:05:28 AM

jtenorj said:
or get this version of the card for a few bucks less even

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

both it and the msi twin frozr are 280 before rebate but the Diamond
card is 255 after rebate vs. msi 260 (both free shipping)

:non: 
MSI over Diamond any and everyday of the week..
and only a $5 difference....?!
get outta here with that..
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a c 186 U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 3:29:44 AM

verbalizer said:
:non: 
MSI over Diamond any and everyday of the week..
and only a $5 difference....?!
get outta here with that..
+1 :pfff:  Diamond seriously? Over MSI time to put the pipe down bro you have had a little to much!
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August 6, 2012 3:38:57 AM

Alright you guys can settle this dispute somewhere else -__-
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a c 186 U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 4:49:19 AM

There no dispute were just steering you in correct direction take it or leave it it's your choice mate.
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August 6, 2012 5:01:37 AM

Best answer selected by Zachmartin1202.
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August 6, 2012 5:02:23 AM

Actually, I've decided to change to the 560ti for budget. Sorry guys
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a c 186 U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 5:35:07 AM

No problem!As long as your happy with the 560 TI that's all that matters. ;) 
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a c 186 U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 5:37:45 AM

Just remember for a system using a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.Overclocking of the CPU and GPU(s) will, of course, increase the +12 Volt continuous current rating required depending on the magnitude of the overclock you are trying to achieve. Anyway,good luck and i hope you enjoy your card.
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 10:49:54 AM

austing said:
Wiat for the 660 to come out, and see if its 250$nnIf its not, nnMy best bet would be the GTX 560TI
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zachmartin1202 said:
Best answer selected by Zachmartin1202.
nnstill an incorrect answer...nGTX 660 Ti = $300
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