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Need help choosing a gpu $160 budget

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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    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
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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=N82E16814150642 nets to $160

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004 nets to $165

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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473 nets to $170

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663 nets to $180
  2. get a 2gb 7850. Some games at 1080p ultra will push 1gb over the top.
  3. what about a 2gb 6950 i can get it for $160
  4. 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.
  5. 7850 has better support, making the 6950 pretty much obsolete.
  6. i am liking this offer because it has the $20 prepaid card and tomb raider and bioshock


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663
  7. juan334 said:
    i am liking this offer because it has the $20 prepaid card and tomb raider and bioshock


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663


    That is what I would get, it will also have some massive overclocking potential!
  8. 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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