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Graphics card for about 240$

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February 12, 2013 1:45:22 AM

In an earlier post I was reccomended the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. Can anyone back this up or show me a better card for the money?

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

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February 12, 2013 2:07:23 AM

The Sapphire Radeon HD7870 XT w/Boost (Tahiti LE) is out of stock at the moment but I'd think you'd better wait and spend the extra $20 to get it.

Other than that, the card you link is probably the best choice. $240 for HD7870 sounds about right. Plus, the bundled game makes it even more valuable.
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February 12, 2013 2:08:24 AM

Do you think that it would be worth it to upgrade to the hd 7950 boost?
If so, should I get the sapphire version, or a different one?
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 2:15:41 AM

If you're gaming at single 1080p, personally, I think the HD7870 XT is the best value card. Overclock it and you have a card that performs close to an HD7970. Don't forget, it's around $40-50 cheaper than an HD7950. I suggest you get the HD7950 only if you're planning on gaming at multiple monitors or higher res (ie. 2560x1440/2560x1600).
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February 12, 2013 2:18:52 AM

OK. Thanks everyone.
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February 12, 2013 2:54:14 AM

Ive been toying with the idea of buying a 7950 or a 7970 and selling the game codes for ~$50 each. That would make a 7950 "cost" around $200. There should be a big enough ebay/craigslist market for the game for sure. If you want to you could consider that option. I know the 7870's also come with games but I expect more demand for crysis 3 rather than tombraider. This is of course assuming you were not going to play the games when they release.
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