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February 5, 2013 7:54:51 PM

i plan on using this card for casual gaming like farcry 3 and battlefield 3 i would prefer to play on ultra at 1080p on single monitor.

i am looking to buy this within the next 2 weeks or maybe 1 week

i am willing to use any website for the card preferably ebay





these are the specs to the setup i will be applying it too

processor
AMD FX-6300 Piledriver (Vishera) 3.5GHz (Six Core) 32nm, AM3+ 8MB Cache

Motherboard
MSI 970A-G46 AM3+, AMD 970, SLI & Cross Fire, SATA3, USB 3.0, GB LAN

DDR3 Dual Channel memory:
8GB (2x4GB) PC12800 DDR3 1600 Dual Channel

Case
Apevia X-plorer 2 Black, front USB, eSATA, LCD temp. display

Power Supply
Thermaltake TR2 600W ultra quiet ATX Power Supply, SLI & X-fire ready


monitor: dell ips 1080p model=s244ol
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current cards i am looking at are

gtx 295
radeon hd 6950
radeon hd 5870


to my knowledge i dont care if its nvidia or ati

thanks for the help in advance

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February 5, 2013 9:17:08 PM

juan334 said:
i plan on using this card for casual gaming like farcry 3 and battlefield 3 i would prefer to play on ultra at 1080p on single monitor.

i am looking to buy this within the next 2 weeks or maybe 1 week

i am willing to use any website for the card preferably ebay





these are the specs to the setup i will be applying it too

processor
AMD FX-6300 Piledriver (Vishera) 3.5GHz (Six Core) 32nm, AM3+ 8MB Cache

Motherboard
MSI 970A-G46 AM3+, AMD 970, SLI & Cross Fire, SATA3, USB 3.0, GB LAN

DDR3 Dual Channel memory:
8GB (2x4GB) PC12800 DDR3 1600 Dual Channel

Case
Apevia X-plorer 2 Black, front USB, eSATA, LCD temp. display

Power Supply
Thermaltake TR2 600W ultra quiet ATX Power Supply, SLI & X-fire ready


monitor: dell ips 1080p model=s244ol
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current cards i am looking at are

gtx 295
radeon hd 6950
radeon hd 5870


to my knowledge i dont care if its nvidia or ati

thanks for the help in advance


Hi - at $160 the hd 7850 is prob your best choice:

a couple to consider:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $160

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $165

if you can stretch a little, the 2 gb versions:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $170

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $180


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February 5, 2013 9:19:24 PM

get a 2gb 7850. Some games at 1080p ultra will push 1gb over the top.
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February 5, 2013 9:31:05 PM

what about a 2gb 6950 i can get it for $160
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February 5, 2013 9:43:36 PM

juan334 said:
what about a 2gb 6950 i can get it for $160


Hi - very close on some games, 7850 a lot better in many.
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February 5, 2013 9:47:24 PM

7850 has better support, making the 6950 pretty much obsolete.
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February 5, 2013 11:37:39 PM

Yeah the MSI Twin Frozr is a much better card than the Powercolor, Powercolor isn't exactly bad but the MSI is far better. The only Powercolor product I would conisder getting is the Diablo13 7990 lol :p 
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February 15, 2013 11:37:10 PM

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